Cultural Critique

Cultural Critique
Editors: John Mowitt, Cesare Casarino, Simona Sawhney and Maggie Hennefeld, Editors
The path-breaking journal of cultural criticism.

Cultural Critique provides a forum for creative and provocative scholarship in the theoretical humanities and humanistic social sciences. Transnational in scope and transdisciplinary in orientation, the journal strives to spark and galvanize intellectual debates as well as to attract and foster critical investigations regarding any aspect of culture as it expresses itself in words, images, and sounds, across both time and space. The journal is especially keen to support scholarship that engages the ways in which cultural production, cultural practices, and cultural forms constitute and manifest the nexus between the aesthetic, the psychic, the economic, the political, and the ethical intended in their widest senses. While informed by the diverse traditions of historical materialism as well as by the numerous critiques of such traditions from various parts of the globe, the journal welcomes contributions based on a variety of theoretical-methodological paradigms.

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    In Memoriam: J. Hillis Miller by Andrzej Warminski
    Editorial Statement
    Books Received
    The Resistance to Receptivity: Or, Spontaneity from Fanon to Kant by M. Ty
    The “Scene of Discourse”: Foucault and the Theater of Truth (on Parrhēsía) by Kélina Gotman
    The Romance of Expertise: The Research University and the Methodological Turn by John W. Schneider
    Maps and Mapping Practices in Postreunification Hong Kong by Elizabeth Ho
    The Violence of the Frame: Image, Animal, Interval in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac by Steven Swarbrick
    Review Essay
    The Disalienating Praxis of Frantz Fanon by Nancy Luxon
    Book Review
    Promises, Promises . . . Postcolonial Biology Psyche and Flesh after Empire by Deepika Bahri Review by Geeta Patel
    Cosmic Convolutions Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable by Michael Gallope Review by Will Schrimshaw
    Rebel Language Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation by Vicente Rafael Review by Akshya Saxena
    Revolting Alone The Art of Revolt by Geoffroy de Lagasnerie Review by Dzmitry Tsapkou
    Giorgio Agamben’s Romantic Ontology The Fire and the Tale and The Adventure by Giorgio Agamben Review by Jack Zipes
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    Editorial Statement
    The Politics of Humor, from Dry to Wet by Kyle Stevens
    Noah Purifoy’s Aesthetic for the Racial Capitalocene: Reading 66 Signs of Neon by Brian Bartell
    Technologies of Blackness: Aldo Tambellini, Psychedelia, Widescreen, Media by Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
    Book Review
    An Unsavory Saint—A Deidealized Genet and the Future of Queer Studies Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History by Kadji Amin Review by Frieda Ekotto
    Forum on Epistemontology in Spinoza-Marx-Freud-Lacan: The (Bio)Power of Structure
    Foreword by A. Kiarina Kordela
    Marx and Spinoza? On Kordela’s Epistemontology as the Latest Systematic Program of Spinozist Marxism by Simon Hajdini
    Response to Simon Hajdini’s Review of Epistemontology by A. Kiarina Kordela
    Not Nearly Wrong Enough: Epistemontology as an Analogical Re-fusion of Real Abstraction by Justin Clemens & Joe Hughes
    Response to Justin Clemens & Joe Hughes’s Review of Epistemontology by A. Kiarina Kordela
    Kiarina Kordela’s Epistemontology: Monism, Parallelism, and the Problem of Singularity by Warren Montag
    Response to Warren Montag’s Review of Epistemontology by A. Kiarina Kordela
    Afterword by A. Kiarina Kordela
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    Is There a Place for Spirit in Jane Bennett’s Vital Materialism? by Robert Baker
    The Golem Awakened by Małgorzata Stępnik
    Africas of the Mind: From Indigenous Medicine to Environmental Psychoanalysis by Brendon Nicholls
    Against Premature Articulation: Empathy, Gender, and Austerity in Rachel Cusk and Katie Kitamura by Pieter Vermeulen
    On the Comedy of Race by Albert Sergio Laguna
    Review Essay
    Revisions of Ontology: On Nahum Dimitri Chandler’s X—The Problem of the Negro as a Problem for Thought by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
    Book Review
    Worldly Sensibility and Digital Media Feed-Forward: On the Future of Twenty-First-Century Media by Mark B.N. Hansen Review by Patricia Ticineto Clough
    Escaping the Repetition of Catastrophe: On Abensour’s Utopianism Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin by Miguel Abensour Review by Phillip E. Wegner
    Beyond Bifurcation Nature as Event: The Lure of the Possible by Dider Debaise Review by Steven Shaviro
    Black Art as Unmappable Dissent Black and Blur by Fred Moten Review by Michael Gallope
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    Toward a Fugitive Politics: Arendt, Rancière, Hartman by Timothy J. Huzar
    Agamben’s Theories of the State of Exception: From Political to Economic Theology by Tim Christiaens
    The Invisible Hand of the Indic by Rajbir Singh Judge
    Language Ex Machina: Private Desires, Public Demands, and the English Language in Twentieth-Century India by Akshya Saxena
    Myth and the Rise of the Global Right: Amazons vs. Joan of Arc? Femen and the Front National by Demetra Demetriou
    Becoming White Again: The Bildungsroman, Whiteness, and the Culture of Poverty by Christian Ravela
    Book Review
    Our Eternal Auto-de-fé, Topology of Violence by Byung-Chul Han Review by Tony C. Brown
    T100: Communism Must Wager on Economic Media, 99 Theses on the Revaluation of Value: A Postcapitalist Manifesto by Brian Massumi Review by Jonathan Beller
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    What Remains: Beatitude in Spinoza and Deleuze by Annemarie Lawless
    Indissoluble Alterity: Masked Encounters/Encountering Masks by Nathan Doherty
    Education is the Humanitarian’s Burden: Development and Iranian Women’s Memoirs by Niyousha Bastani
    Circuits Through Inquiry: Plantation Economies and Diasporic Forms in Charles Chesnutt and V.S. Naipaul by Anna Thomas
    How the World Really Ends: Adorno on Working Through Catastrophes to Come by Michael Berlin
    Review Essay
    Moving Forward by Moving Back: On Some Recent Works by Giorgio Agamben Review by Adam Kotsko
    Book Review
    The Practice of Philosophy Within its Limits, Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology translated by Steven Miller Review by Jason Read
    Read. Ruminate. Repeat. Slow Philosophy: Reading Against the Institution by Michelle Boulous Walker Review by Lisa Disch
    War and Vision on New Terms, Archives of the Insensible. Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory by Allen Feldman Review by Patricia Hayes
    Complete and Unabridged, American Pulp: How Paperbacks Brought Modernism to Main Street by Paula Rabinowitz Review by Michelle Lekas
    Death Drive and Ego Rigidity, Death and Mastery: Psychoanalytic Drive Theory and the Subject of Late Capitalism by Benjamin Fong Review by Fabio Vighi
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    Editorial Statement
    War, Stimulation, and the Sacrificial Sublime by Vaheed Ramazani
    The Postman and the Tramp: Cynicism, Commitment, and the Aesthetics of Subaltern Futurity by Toral Jatin Gajarawala
    The Dream of the Royal Road: Psychoanalysis and the Post by Ross Truscott
    Queer Latent Images, Post-Loyalism, and the Cold War: The Case of an Early Sinophone Star, Bai Yun by Wai Siam Hee
    Gothic-Punk Utopia in Laura Oldfield Ford’s Savage Messiah by Samantha Morse
    Postcritique and the Form of the Question: Whose Critique Has Run Out of Steam? by Nathan Lee
    Book Review
    Endgames: The Cult of Death in America and Russia, The Celebration of Death in Contemporary Culture by Dina Khapaeva Review by Martin Jay
    We Have Nothing to Lose but Our Bodies: The Politics of Destruction in the BioSovereign Assemblage, Starve and Immolate: The Politics of Human Weapons by Banu Bargu Review by Asli Calkivik
    Woke in the Wake, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe Review by Paul Youngquist
    Short Circuit, Queer Cinema in the World by Karl Schoonover and Rosalind Galt Review by Bishnupriya Ghosh
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    Editorial Statement
    Between Post-Structuralism and Science: Who Gets to Define Disciplines and Their Boundaries? by Petar Ramadanovic
    Roberto Bolaño’s Moby Dick: Unflattering Formalism by Jason Berger
    Porosity and Its Discontents: Approaching Naples in Critical Theory by Ruth Glynn
    Should We Punch Nazis? Or, Grotesque Ethics & Ethical Grotesques: Brutalized Bodies, Evental Sites, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds by Nemanja Protic
    The Humanity of the Car: Automobility, Agency, and Autonomy by Gordon M. Sayre
    Book Review
    The Ethical Stakes of Critique, The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales by Sean Meighoo Review by Rahul Govind
    Culture, Eurocentrism, and the Work of Ideology, Culture and Eurocentrism by Qadri Ismail Review by Sean Meighoo
    Archive and the Boundaries of “Institutional Polymorphism,” Army Film and the Avant-Garde: Cinema and Experiment in the Czechoslovak Military by Alice Lovejoy Review by Aleksandar Bošković
    Limits of the Trace, A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of the Cinema in India by Sudhir Mahadevan Review by Moniak Biswas
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    Editorial Statement
    Jacques Rancière and the Politics of Theory by Matthew Lampert
    On Militantism in Thought: A Formal Consideration of Badiou's Political Subject by Jan-Jasper Persijn
    Seriality and Sustainability in Breaking Bad by Allen MacDuffie
    “Pussy in a Can”: Containing Feminization and Disposability in The Wire by Kimberly Lamm
    Toward a History of the Medial Regime: Force, Representation, and the Female Body by Thomas Stubblefield
    Review Essay
    European Paradoxes of Humanness: Discussing Etienne Balibar’s Work on Europe by Michalis Bartsidis
    Book Review
    Artists of the New, Becoming Past: History in Contemporary Art by Jane Blocker, review by Howard Eiland
    Slapstick Violence and the Female Comedian in Early Cinema, Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes by Maggie Hennefeld, review by Tom Gunning
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    Editorial Statement
    The Stickiness of Instagram: Digital Labor and Post-Slavery Legacies in Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety” by Sarah Brophy
    Norman Rockwell’s Negro Problem by Bridget R. Cooks
    Blacking Out: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and the Historicity of Anti-Blackness by Sean O’Brien
    Air-Conditioned Socialism: The Atmospheres of War and Globalization in Lê Minh Khuê’s Fiction by Ben Tran
    Passages with Benjamin: Reading The Arcades Project by Wayne Stables
    Review Essay
    Molecular Revolution; or, What Can Philosophy Do in the Digital Present? by Anaïs Nony
    Book Review
    Queer as Subalterns, Queer Marxism in Two Chinas by Petrus Liu, reovew by Yün Peng
    The Spaces of Art, The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism by Hermann Kappelhoff, review by Marcia Landy
    The Perfect Imperfect: Democracy, Sovereignty, and the Ethics of Self-Ruination, The Common Cause: Postcolonial Ethics and the Practice of Democracy, 1900–1955 by Leela Gandhi, review by Udaya Kumar
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    Editorial Statement
    Shoot and Cry: Modernism, Realism, and the Iraq War Fiction of Kevin Powers and Justin Sirois by James Holston
    A Correction-Extraction Complex: Prison, Literature, and Abolition as an Interpretive Practice by Anoop Mirpuri
    A Passage to the Undercommons: Virtual Formation of Identity in Nikki S. Lee’s Self-Transformative Performance by Hyun Joo Lee
    Of New Calligraphy: Seamus Heaney, Planetarity, and Lyric’s Uncanny Space-Walk
    Living with Madness: Experimental Asylums in Poststructuralist France by Janell Watson
    The Political, Cultural, and Ecological Challenges Posed by the Paris Commune, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross, review by Eugene W. Holland
    The Feedback Loop of Torture, The Subject of Torture: Psychoanalysis and Biopolitics in Television and Film by Hilary Neroni, review by Eva Hudecova
    Long Live the Senses, Sound: An Acoulogical Treatise by Michel Chion, translator James A. Streintrager, review by Tim Hodgkinson
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    Editorial Statement
    It’s 1968, All Over Again by John Carlos Rowe
    What use is Althusser? by Nancy Armstrong
    Was “1968” sublime? by Karyn Ball
    Let It Burn. (Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1968) by Cesare Casarino
    Remembering the Global ‘60s: A View from Eastern Europe by Marla Zubel
    The Prehistoric Left Wing At the End of the World: A Protest From Argentina’s Last Dictatorship by Cecily Marcus
    “Gucci Dans Les Rues” or May ‘68 as Political Kitsch by Andrea Gyenge
    Digital Graffiti Posters by Stephen Groening
    Nationalism, An Emancipatory Project? 1968 and After by Pamela McCallum
    Faire un mauvais coup. Non ou Oui? by Grant Farred
    1968, Now and Then: Black Lives, Black Bodies by Tom Haakenson
    Digital Redlining: the Nextdoor App & the Neighborhood of Make-Believe by Katie Lambright
    From the Assassinations of the 1960s to Stoneman Douglas: Guns, Violence, and White Masculinity in Crisis by Jessica Lee Mathiason
    Take No Interest by Jared Sexton
    Number Nine by John Mowitt
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    Editorial Statement
    Losing Melancholia: Between Object, Fidelity, and Theory by Astrid Lac
    Servile Life: Subjectivity, Biopolitics, and the Labor of the Dividual in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go by Roberto del Valle Alcala
    The Orientalized Phonograph: The Mechanical Recording of Oral Jewish Tradition by Ido Ramati
    Reconfiguring the Turkish Cultural Public Sphere by Michel Oren
    The Babel Fallacy: When Translation Does Not Matter by Joseph Allen
    Back to the Future: Kojin Karatani’s Conjectural World History of the 21st Century by J. B. Shank
    Decolonizing the Modern? Art and Postcolonial Modernism in Twentieth-Century Nigeria
    In Praise of the Theater by Alain Badiou with Nicolas Truong by Michal Kobialka
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    Editorial Statement
    Waking from the Dream: The Arcades Project, Copia, and the American Consumer by Laura Morowitz
    Demanding the Angels’ Share: Intellectual Property, Emerging Religions, and the Spirit of the Work by Andrew Ventimiglia
    Adorno and Marcuse: Artistic Sublimation versus Ideological Sublimation by Tidhar Nir
    Transit Spaces and the Mobility Poor in Marilyn Dumont’s Vancouver Poems by Deena Rymhs
    The Star and the Revolution: Zizek, Kafka, and the Alchemy of Subtraction by Cory Stockwell
    Thinking with Cannibals by Parama Roy
    On Black Study and Political Theology by James Edward Ford III
    “What’s a Heaven For?” The Political Force of Musical Beauty by Barry Shan, review by David R. Shumway
    “The Data Sensorium” Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason Since 1945 by Orit Halpern, review by Davide Panagia
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    Editorial Statement
    Pleasure for Pleasure’s Sake? On Pierre-Joseph Proudhon’s “Pornocracy” Today by Karyn Ball
    Selections from: Pornocracy, or Women in Modern Times by Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
    On Pornocracy by Stefan Mattessich
    Pornocratic Fantasy and the Contractarian Framing of Prostitution by Amy Swiffen
    Feminist Pornocracy? FEMEN and the Politics of Resistant Nudity by Dina Al-Kassim
    The Pornocratic Body in the Age of Networked Paranoia by Eyal Amiran
    Pornocracy’s Queer Circulations by Nat Hurley
    “There’s Plenty of Rapists Here”: “Rape Culture” and the Representation of Anene Booysen’s Rape in the International and South African Press by Helen Frost
    Melodrama and its Political Legacy: Orgies of Feeling: Melodrama and the Politics of Freedom by Elisabeth R. Anker Review by Koel Banerjee
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    Editorial Statement
    Historioplastic Metafiction: Tarantino, Nolan, and the “Return to Hegel” by Joshua Toth
    American Dreams ft. David Lynch by Niels Niessen
    The Creaturely Modernism of Amos Tutuola by Matthew Omelsky
    Heidegger’s Metapolitics by Michael Meng and Jeff Love
    A Passion for Sameness: Leo Bersani’s Ontology of Narcissism: A Review of Leo Bersani, Thoughts and Things by Mikko Tuhkanen
    Prising Open the Contradictions of Empire: A Review of C.L.R. James, The Life of Captain Cipriani: An Account of British Government in the West Indies by Andrew Smith
    “In Order to Live, the Other Must Die”: The Logic of Biopolitics in Waskar Ari’s Earth Politics: Religion, Decolonization, and Bolivia’s Indigenous Intellectuals Review by Grant Farred
    Unraveling the Being of Materiality: A Review of Christopher Breu’s Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics by Antoine Traisnel
    Feminist Filmmaking and the Future of Global Film Politics: A Review of Patricia White, Women’s Cinema, World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms Review by Maggie Hennefeld
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    Editorial Statement
    Reflections on Revolution and Socialism in Our Times by Rebecca Karl
    The Ambiguous Debt of Counter-revolution to Revolution: Reply to a Vigilant Melancholic by Soumyabrata Choudhoury
    Fidel and the Tricontinental Imagination by Aditya Nigam
    Un Homenaje a Fidel (Homage to Fidel) by August Nimtz, Jr.
    Willing to Die: Addiction and Other Ambivalences of Living by Dana Seitler
    Religious Studies’ Mishandling of Origin and Change: Time, Tradition, and Form-of-Life in Buddhism by Ananda Abeysekara
    A Global “We”? Poetic Exhortations in a Time of Precarious Life by Walt Hunter
    From Targets to Matches: The Digital Anatomy-Politics of Neoliberal Sexuality by Andrea Righi
    The Pedagogical Power of Things: Toward a Post-Intentional Phenomenology of Unlearning by Tyson Lewis
    Colonialism at Home: Colonial Sensibility of the Suburb in Yasujiro Ozu’s I Was Born, But… (1932) by Kota Inoue
    Ubi Caritas: Children and Religious Celibates by Hailey Haffey
    The Outlaw-Knight: Law’s Violence in The Faerie Queene, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance and The Dark Knight Risesby by Cynthia Nazarian
    Edward W. Said and Joseph Boone’s The Homoerotics of Orientalism by Joseph Massad
    Caliban After Communism: Thoughts on the Future of Cuba by John Beverley
    Crowds and Power: Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly by Judith Butler Review by Jodi Dean
    Analysis Terminable and Postponed Illusions of a Future: Psychoanalysis and the Biopolitics of Desire by Kate Schechter Review by Christopher Lane
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    Editorial Statement
    Once More, With Fredric Jameson by Pansy Duncan
    Demystification and the Management of Affect by Dalglish Chew
    “This Great Passion for Producing”: The Affective Reversal of Brecht’s Dramatic Theory by Vidar Thorsteinsson
    Reviving the Elephant, or Cinema Plays Dead by Matthew Noble-Olson
    Improvisational Ethics: Moral Technologies in Déjà vu and Minority Report by Scott Krzych
    Going Rogue or Becoming Salmon? Geoengineering Narratives in Haida Gwaii by Zach Horton
    The History of the Devil by Laurence Rickels
    James Clifford and the Ethical Turn in Anthropology by Hoon Song
    The Touch of Things. The Universe of Things: On Speculative Realism by Steven Shaviro by Ian James
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    Editorial Statement
    Life After the Subject by Christian P. Haines and Sean Grattan
    The Subject-Object of Commodity Fetishism, Biopolitics, Immortality, Sacrifice, and Bioracism by A. Kiarina Kordela
    Solon’s Ekstatic Strategy: Stasis and the Subject/Citizen by Dimitris Vardoulakis
    The Worker Subjects by Peter Hitchcock
    I Think We’re Alone Now: Solitude and the Utopian Subject in Colson Whitehead’s The Intuitionist by Sean Grattan
    Of Markets and Materiality: Financialization and the Limits of the Subject by Christopher Breu
    The Impersonal is Political: Adrienne Rich’s The Dream of a Common Language, Feminism, and the Art of Biopolitics by Christian P. Haines
    Who/What, Before/After: The Unrest of the Subject by Warren Montag
    Thinking at the Enlightenment’s Limit by Siraj Ahmed
    Post-Cartesian Ascesis. The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject by Irving Goh. Review by Allan Stoekl.
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    Editorial Statement
    Jokes and the Performative in Austin and Derrida; or, The Truth is a Joke by Jeffrey T. Nealon
    Indigeneity, Apartheid, Palestine: On the Transit of Political Metaphors by Mark Rifkin
    The Inaudible Nation: Music and Sensory Perception in Post-Apartheid South Africa by Gavin Steingo
    Magical Modernity: Fallacy of Affect in Ritwik Ghatak's Ajantrik by Suvadip Sinha
    The Present is a Void: Americanist Criticism, Unfinished and Half in Ruin by Matt Tierney
    Dating Markets and Love Stories: Rationality, Intuition, and Risk in Romantic Relationships Online and Offline by Nina Varsava
    Future Hospitalities by Julietta Singh
    Sex and Negativity, or What Queer Theory Has for You [Review Essay of: Sex, or the Unbearable by Lauren Berlant and Lee Edelman] Review by Robyn Wiegman.
    Why Does the West Need to Save Muslim Women? [Review Essay of: Do Muslim Women Need Saving? By Lila Abu-Lughod] Review by Mahua Sarkar.
    Announcing the End of the Film Era [Review Essay of: The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come by Francesco Casetti] Review by Dudley Andrew.
    Accounting for Difference [Review of: Debt to Society: Accounting for Life Under Capitalism by Miranda Joseph] Review by Morgan Adamson.
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    Editorial Statement
    Restating Things, Again by John Mowitt and Cesare Casarino
    Feminism and the Abomination of Violence by Jacqueline Rose
    The Judge as Historian: Knowledge at the Limits of Doubt (A Response to Jacqueline Rose’s “Feminism and the Abomination of Violence”) by Jane Blocker
    Corpsing; or, The Matter of Black Life by David Marriott
    Masking (A Response to David Marriott’s “Corpsing; or, The Matter of Black Life”) by Paula Rabinowitz
    A View from the Side: The Natural History Museum by Jodi Dean
    Sides Views Split (A Response to Jodi Dean’s “A View from the Side”) by Tony C. Brown
    End Notes by Simona Sawhney
    Review Essays
    In the Cold Night of the Day: On Film Noir, Hitchcock, and Identity. Night Passages: Philosophy, Literature, and Film by Elisabeth Bronfen. Review by Markos Hadjioannou.
    The Perils of Comparison in Subaltern Studies and Its Critique. Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital by Vivek Chibber. Review by Travis Workman.
    Book Reviews
    The “Know-Show” Function and the Uses of Evidence. Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents by Lisa Gitelman. Review by Benedict Stork.
    New Maps for the Diaspora. Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem edited by Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani. Review by Arlene R. Keizer.