Add Location: Some Thoughts on Paranoia

Lieutenant Tyrone Slothrop, nomadic centrifuge, is also something of a model of paranoid connectivity in Gravity's Rainbow. What gives access to conspiracy is a type of practice that overdetermines meaning even as it provides only spurious empirical knowledge.  The day he sat with Säure in the café, smoking that reefer . . . oh, that was day … Continue reading Add Location: Some Thoughts on Paranoia

News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries

Richard Parker's News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries has just been published by Shearsman. I have an essay therein, entitled "Myth, Culture, and Text: Ezra Pound's Homer and J.H. Prynne's Aristeas" (pp. 142-159). There are wonderful contributions by Laura Kilbride, Alex Howard, Joshua Kotin, Gareth Farmer and many others. A puff by … Continue reading News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries

Commentary on “The Prynne Reflex” by Christopher Nealon

I've been enjoying Chris Nealon's latest essay over at the The Claudius App. Nealon's essay,  like his recent book, The Matter of Capital, has sparked some variegated attentions in UK Poetry Land, and when I heard last year that he had been working on Prynne, I got excited because I sensed that it would be something of … Continue reading Commentary on “The Prynne Reflex” by Christopher Nealon

Glossator 9 CFP

Elevating the Footnote: Glossator 9 CFP Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary Volume 9 (Fall 2013) – Open-Topic† CALL FOR PAPERS For the Fall 2013 issue, the editors invite submissions on any topic. See the About section for general submission guidelines. † For this issue, we are above all interested in publishing commentaries that use footnotes or other … Continue reading Glossator 9 CFP