Is Satire Possible if the Signifier is Truly Dead?

The world may never know! However, Davis Schneiderman's literal-satirical, quasi-Dadaist deconstructions perhaps best the opaque dead-end offerings of monsieur Derrida(da) by virtue of a direct appeal to the senses and a nostalgic harkening to a 1970s Saturday Night Live comic sensibility. Here, Schneiderman is joined by the late Raymond Federman and Lidia Yuknavitch for a…

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Job Application, by Jacques Rigaut (translation)

In an earlier post, I presented the synopsis of my novel in progress, Housebreaking the Muse. As noted, the novel is haunted by the figure of Jacques Rigaut, the French Dadaist, gigolo, addict, and suicide. Though I'd long had an interest in the Dadas, I didn't hear the name "Jacques Rigaut" until I stumbled upon…

Mae Murray, by Jacques Rigaut (translation)

In an earlier post, I presented the synopsis of my novel in progress, Housebreaking the Muse. As noted, the novel is haunted by the figure of Jacques Rigaut, the French Dadaist, gigolo, addict, and suicide. Though I'd long had an interest in the Dadas, I didn't hear the name "Jacques Rigaut" until I stumbled upon…