Literary criticism and theory. Voices and visions that have contributed to human culture, from ancient epics to postmodern parodies.
Articles about what makes us human: art, culture, literature, music, and all of the creative endeavors that define us, teach us, and give our lives meaning.
The name “Big Jelly” is taken from a story by Bruce Sterling and Rudy Rucker about big ideas brought about by technoculture. It is unusual collaborations, fusions, and juxtapositions in science fiction, futurism, and posthumanism.
From his “First Advertisement for Myself,” Norman Mailer begins to express what will characterize the rest of his writing career. Right off, he demands the reader’s “finest attention” to present his two theses: “the shits are killing us” and the necessity of personal growth and…