Volume Two, Number Two     (July 2005)


I must put myself in the place of an imaginary traveller who stumbles upon these writings as upon lost manuscript and who, for lack of supporting evidence, would attempt to reconstitute the society they describe (Jean Baudrillard. The Ecstasy of Communication. New York: Semiotext(e), 1988:11).
 

Editorial

Victoria Grace Editorial: What is Baudrillard “Doing”?


Passings 

         Gerry Coulter. Cool Memories of Susan Sontag: An American Intellectual.

 

           Books: Selections from new books on Baudrillard (forthcoming 2005)

Jan L. Harris and Paul Taylor. Baudrillard Bytes.

Jan L. Harris and Paul Taylor. Phantom Objectivity.

Sylvere Lotringer. The Piracy of Art.

William Merrin. Total Screen: 9-11 and the Gulf War Re-Loaded.

 

Articles


Giorgio Agamben. “Form of Life”. With an Introduction by Gerry Coulter:  Intersections and Divergences in Contemporary Theory –Baudrillard and Agamben On Politics and the Daunting Questions of Our Time.

Jean Baudrillard. Violence of the Virtual and Integral Reality.

Jean Baudrillard. l’intelligence du Mal.

Trevor Norris. Consuming Signs, Consuming the Polis: Hannah Arendt and Jean Baudrillard on Consumer Society.

Nathan Radke. Simveillance in Hyperreal Las Vegas.

James Rovira. Subverting the Mechanisms of Control: Baudrillard, The Matrix Trilogy, and the Future of Religion.

 

Papers Honoring Baudrillard’s Seventy-Fifth Birthday      

Alan Shapiro. Baudrillard and Trek-nology (Or Everything I Know I learned From Watching Star Trek and Reading Jean Baudrillard).

Christoph Wulf. From the Subject of Desire to the Object of Seduction: Image – Imagination – Imaginary.

 

From the Web

The Newstatesman on Jean Baudrillard: Andrew Hussey. The 12 Great Thinkers Of Our Time.

 

Book Reviews         To submit a review.

Valerio Baćak. A Comprehensive Look At a Fragmentary Writer. Review of Paul Hegarty. Jean Baudrillard: Live Theory. London and New York: Continuum, 2004.

Michael Cross. The Rigorous and Radical Superstar. Review of Jacques Rancière. The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible. New York: Continuum, 2004; and Jacques Rancière. The Flesh of Words: The Politics of Writing. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004.

Victoria Grace. Disentangling the Dispersion of Deconstruction. Review of Tilottama Rajan. Deconstruction and the Remainders of Phenomenology: Sartre, Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard. Stanford University Press, 2002.

Victoria Grace. Theoretical Engagement Tangential To Postmodern Orthodoxy. Review of Chris Fleming. René Girard. Violence and Mimesis. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004. 

Yves Laberge. Revisiting Literary Influences and French Atlantic Studies.  Review of François Cusset. French Theory: Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze & Cie et les mutations de la vie intellectuelle aux États-Unis. Paris: Éditions La Découverte, 2003

Kristina Marcellus. Blurring the Real. Review of Alan Shapiro. Star Trek: Technologies of Disappearance. Berlin: Avinus, 2004.

Paula Murphy. Linguistricks: Reading Lacan to the Letter. Review of Bruce Fink. Lacan to the Letter: Reading Écrits Closely. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

William Pawlett. Frosty Emptiness and Disappearance. Review of Jean Baudrillard. Cool Memories IV. London and New York: Verso, 2003. Translated by Chris Turner.

Karim Remtulla. Where few have gone before… Review of Alan Shapiro. Star Trek: Technologies of Disappearance. Berlin: Avinus, 2004.

Tony Simoes da Silva. Strip it bare – Giorgio Agamben’s Message For a More Hopeful World. Review of Giorgio Agamben. Means Without End: Notes on Politics. (Translated by Vincenzo Binetti and Cesare Casarino). Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 2001; and Giorgio Agamben. State of Exception. (Tranlated by Kevin Attell). Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Nick Spencer. Attacked From Within. Review of Jean Baudrillard. The Spirit of Terrorism and Requiem for the Twin Towers. New York: Verso, 2002. Translated by Chris Turner; Paul Virilio. Ground Zero. New York: Verso, 2002. Translated by Chris Turner; and Slavoj Zizek. Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates. New York: Verso, 2002.

H. Masud Taj. The Enigma of Translation. Review of Lebbeus Woods. The Storm and The Fall. NY: Princeton Architectural P, 2004; and Guy Lafranchi. Urbanomad. Vienna: Springer-Verlag, 2004.
 

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