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Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 12, No. 3.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

Date: Fri, 8 May 1998 00:26:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Vallee Jean-Francois <valleej@MAGELLAN.UMontreal.CA>
Subject: E-journal: Surfaces, vol. 6 and 7

SURFACES, Volumes VI and VII
Volumes VI and VII of the e-journal SURFACES, now maintained by
the Presses de l'Universite de Montreal, have recently been
published. Both volumes include an impressive array of essays by
many renowned authors.
Volume VI
Volume VI, co-edited by Terry Cochran and Jean-Francois Vallee, is
dedicated to the memory of our friend and colleague BILL READINGS
who died in a plane crash in October of 1994. Bill Readings was the
author, most notably, of _The University in Ruins_ published
posthumously by Harvard University Press in 1995.
In honour of Bill Readings, who played an important role in
introducing Lyotardian philosophy in the U.S. (_Introducing Lyotard_,
Routledge, 1991), JEAN-FRANCOIS LYOTARD was kind enough to send
us a previously unpublished conference on music and
postmodernity. The recent death of Jean-Francois Lyotard has, sadly,
made this volume more memorial than we had intended.
The special section dedicated to Bill Readings also includes essays, in
English or French, by J. Hillis Miller, Stephen Melville, Marc Redfield,
Marshall Grossman, Jean-Ernest Joos, Karlheinz Barck, Jennifer Allen,
Johanne Villeneuve, Valeria Wagner, Gary Hall, Germain Lacasse, Eric
Mechoulan, Marie Lessard, Craig Moyes, Richard Waswo, and Beatrice
Volume VI also contains the transcript of the discussions on the
future of humanist discourse in which Bill Readings had participated at
Irvine with Jacques Derrida, J. Hillis Miller, Wolfgang Iser, Murray
Krieger, Ernst Behler, Hendrik Birus, Ludwig Pfeiffer and Hazard
Volume VII of SURFACES, edited by Terry Cochran, publishes essays
based on the "Feminism Beside Itself" conference organized by
Diane Elam and Robyn Wiegman following the publication of
their book _Feminism Beside Itself_ (Routledge, 1995). The aim of this
electronic edition of the conference proceedings is to pursue, in yet
another media, the debate on the status and future of feminist
The volume includes essays and interventions by Diane Elam, Robyn
Wiegman, Susan Stanford Friedman, Rachel Bowlby, Elizabeth Weed,
Marie Lessard, Alessandra Tanesini, Cyrania Johnson-Roullier, Devoney
Looser, E. Ann Kaplan, Dana Heller, Gayle Margherita, Sabina Sawhney
and Yung-Hsing Wu.
NOTE: SURFACES will soon move to a new URL. However, a link with
the new Web site of the journal will be created at the current address.:

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