The Art of the Ridiculous Sublime presents a detailed reading of David Lynch's The Lost Highway, based on the premises of Lacanian psychoanalysis. A master of reversals, Slavoj Zizek invites the reader to reexamine easy assumptions, received opinion, and current critical trends
The essays and responses in this volume, edited by Phillip Thurtle and Robert Mitchell, focus on the sites where flesh and information productively intermingle, including the strange connections between LSD and DNA research, the implications of computer-assisted surgery, and the role of the human body in virtual reality installations.
Known for her timely challenges to the preconceptions and often unquestioned boundaries that circumscribe our culture, Garber's beautifully crafted arguments situate "big public questions of intellectual importance" - such as human nature and historical correctness - within the practice of literary historians and critics. This manifesto revives the ancient craft whose ultimate focus is language in action.
Save As: Archiving Memory in the Age of Digital Technologies. Diana Taylor (Performance Studies and Spanish, New York University) delivered the keynote address for the 2010 Imagining America Conference, "Convergence Zones: Public Cultures and Translocal Practices."