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What’s Interesting about Roussel’s Impressions of Africa

It’s fairly easy to summarize Roussel’s Impressions of Africa: ca. 1900, some French people set sail for South America, but a storm ruins their ship and blows them toward Africa, where after they drift ashore they’re captured by an African … Continue reading

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On Raoul Eshelman’s “Performatism, or the End of Postmodernism.”

The new notion of performativity serves neither to foreground nor contextualize the subject, but rather to preserve it: the subject is presented (or presents itself) as a holistic, irreducible unit that makes a binding impression on a reader or observer. … Continue reading

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“The watch being advertised is almost invisible.”

                            Because postmodernism? This comes at the end of the “Postmodernism” chapter of David Harvey’s The Postmodern Condition, in which Harvey’s clear moral disappointment in everything he’s … Continue reading

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