graphic: Giovanni Pannini, Italy, 18th century

Web Essays

by Peter Schmidt


Walter Scott, Postcolonial Theory, and New South Fiction


 Introductory Remarks for
Edward Said

Celebration of Marcel Khalife and Mahmoud Darwish
Swarthmore College, April 28 2002


Line, Vortex, and Mound:

On First Reading Thomas Pynchon's Mason and Dixon


 

Gamer: On Video and Computer Games

 


 

On Ruins and Prophecy

 


 Ankh, Snail, Blood, and Knot:

A Virtual Tour of Nefertari’s Tomb in Egypt

 


"Instant Relatives":

Finding Family Photos in Second-Hand Stores


Frank Sinatra's Hair


On Xena: Warrior Princess, and Hercules


Undead Elvis

(for the 20th anniversary of his passing)


On Seshat, Egyptian Goddess of Archives


Rolywholyover Comes to Philadelphia: A Virtual for John Cage


Word Up:

On Discovering Civilizations in Outer Space (and Them Discovering Us)

 


 see also the Very Large Array, a collage-poem for the Web