the politics of selling out
>--> Michael Bérubé, one of the rare cultural scholars who has gotten a hearing in the media and mainstream journals of American culture, claims that left intellectuals have little choice but to sell out, if they want to make a difference in the culture they critique. But which way is out? And who gets to go public?
>>--> Lily James asks, If writers are so smart, then why aren't they rich?
>>--> Michael Bérubé responds to the respondents in the forum on selling out, and
>>>--> Joe Amato keeps the thread going.
>--> Eric Rasmussen Asks: Is Michael Bérubé Selling Postmodern Fiction Short?
>>--> Bérubé responds, and
>>--> Steve Tomasula lets genres bleed.
Year 2000: Unknown, Mark Amerika PANNED by Encyclopedia Britannica
>--> A group response from the Unknown, fashioned by Scott Rettberg, along with personal responses from William Gillespie and Dirk Stratton.
>--> critic Rob Wittig hopes the Unknown can someday REALLY get laid.
>--> publisher Mark Amerika issues a press release
on the sidelines:
>>--> Cary Wolfe responds to Michael Bérubé.
>>>--> Harold Fromm bristles at Wolfe's "grandstanding" use of gender-inclusive language,
>>>>--> and Wolfe defends his/her usage.