Eyal Amiran

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Professor, Comparative Literature
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989, English
B.A., University of Chicago, 1981, Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (949) 824-6406
Fax: (949) 824-6416
Email: amiran@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of Comparative Literature
275 Humanities Instructional Bldg.
Mail Code: 2561
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
modernism, postmodernism, digital media, psychoanalysis, textual theory
Research Abstract
I'm working on a book-length project on public politics in modern comics, and on Holding, Pointing, Throwing, on psychologies of control in vernacular modernism.
Selected Publications:


Modernism and the Materiality of Texts. Cambridge UP, 2016.

Wandering and Home: Beckett's Metaphysical Narrative. Penn State UP, 1993.

Co-editor, with John Unsworth. Essays in Postmodern Culture. Oxford UP, 1993.


Editor, Postmodern Culture (Johns Hopkins University Press), 1990-1996, 2004-present. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pmc/.

Editor, “Culture After Postmodern Culture 1 Special Issue” and “Culture After Postmodern Culture 2 Special Issue,” Postmodern Culture 21.1 (September 2010) and 22.1 (September 2011).

Co-editor, "Jacques Derrida Special Issue." Postmodern Culture 15.3 (May 2005).


“On the Open World of Big Data: A Reading of Alex Rivera and Ghayath Almadhoun.” Ex-position, Issue no. 43, June 2020, pp 25-44.

"White Noise of the Ecosphere: Ontology in Digital Sound." Parallax (2020), forthcoming.

"Finster’s Finger: The Trans-Generational Art of Howard Finster.” Mosaic vol. 53 no. 1 (2020), p.19-38.

“Proprioception of the Hand: Stelarc’s Object Oriented Relations.” TDR 63:2 (Summer 2019): 102-116.

“The Pornocratic Body in the Age of Networked Paranoia.” Cultural Critique 100 (Summer 2018): 134-156.

“Das Marterkapital meiner Herkunft: Economic Narrative in Thomas Bernhard’s Korrektur.” JAS: Journal of Austrian Studies 50:3-4 (Fall/Winter 2017): 99-119.

“Excuses: The Reception of Modern Comics.” ASAP/Journal (April 2017). http://asapjournal.com/excuses-the-reception-of-modern-comics/

“Occupy Publishing: A Postcard to the Peer-Review Imaginary.” The Journal of English Language and Literature (Korea) 59:3 (Summer 2013): 456-465.

“The Shadow of the Object in Peter Pan.” ESC: English Studies in Canada 38.3-4 (2013): 161-188.

“Beckett’s Lucky Chance: Speculation in Waiting for Godot." In Dialogue with Godot: Waiting and Other Thoughts. Ed. Ranjan Ghosh. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/ Rowman and Littlefield (2013): 131-148.

"The Rhetoric of Digital Utopia after Sade: Utopian Architecture and the Static Subject of Digital Art." Discourse 32.2 (Spring 2010): 186-211.

"The Open Access Debate." Symploke 18.1-2 (2010), 209-218.

"Revolution in Abstraction." The Minnesota Review 65-66 (Fall/Spring 2006): 193-202.

"We, the Future of Jacques Derrida." Editor's Introduction. Postmodern Culture 15.3 (September 2005). http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pmc.

"Salman Rushdie.” Postmodernism: The Key Figures. Ed. Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2002, 287-291.

"George Herriman's Black Sentence: The Legibility of Race in Krazy Kat.” Mosaic 33.3 (September 2000), 57-79.

“After Dynamic Narratology.” Style 34.2 (Summer 2000), 212-26.

“Oedipuscripts.” Review article. Studies in the Novel 31.2 (summer 1999), 234-40.

"Signing Woolf: The Textual Body of the Name." Genders 29 (May 1999); http://www.genders.org/.

"The Publishing Imaginary and Electronic Media." The Minnesota Review ns. 48-49 (1998), 91-102.

"Electronic Time and the Serials Revolution." The Yale Journal of Criticism 10.2 (Fall 1997), 445-54. http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/yale_journal_of_criticism/v010/10.2amiran.html.

"Against Narratology: Postmodern Narrative Returns." SubStance 81 (1996), 90-109.

"The Rhetoric of Serials at the Present Time." The Serials Librarian 28.3/4 (1996), 209-21. Rpt. in Serials to the Tenth Power: Tradition, Technology, and Transformation. Ed. Mary Ann Sheble and Beth Holley. New York: Howarth Press, Inc. (1996).

"Apparent Offspring: Joyce's Beckett's Succession in the Wake." The Centennial Review 37.2 (Spring 1993), 401-14.

"Figuring the Mind: Totality and Displacement in Beckett's Fiction." Journal of Beckett Studies 1.1&2 (1992), 39-54.

"Proofs of Origin: Stephen's Intertextual Art in Ulysses." James Joyce Quarterly 29.4 (Summer 1992), 775-89.

"Refereed Electronic Journals and the Future of Scholarly Publishing." With Elaine Orr and John Unsworth. Advances in Library Automation and Networking, v.4. Ed. Joe A. Hewitt. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1991, 25-53.

"Rhetorics of Simulation and the 1984 Ulysses." Studies in the Novel 22.2 (Summer 1990), 142-47.
Other Experience
Postmodern Culture http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/pmc

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