By way of introduction...

The following is a work in progress. Call it an exhuberance of echoes on Aimé Césaire, innominate text, and the fate of our scholarly record.


I. Chapters

  1. Prelude

    the new philologists ◇ dementians ◇ all text ◇ dedication
  2. Nebula

    opening gambit ◇ the thick spit of time ◇ a codicology of the typescript ◇ stack and shuffle
  3. How to erase history with a No. 2 pencil

    speculative staging ◇ revolution rising ◇ Toussaint king ◇ the scaffold
  4. You will assimilate to me

    the trade in miraculous weapons ◇ a culture of reprint in wartime copywrong ◇ three and a half clues ◇ Breton, then Queneau
  5. A ghost poem

    high noon ◇ sunset
  6. Legology 101

    the Martian cryptographer and the Chinese cookie ◇ sequence unbound ◇ a brief history of fuzzy matching
  7. The pivot

    enter Jahn ◇ the Jahn oscillations ◇ the question of scale in literature
  8. Placing Césaire

    the impossible heap ◇ analysis or interface? ◇ primaries
  9. For my theory homies

    the acadamic record and the innominate text ◇ anabolic rift ◇ border reading ◇ the Maldoror situation
  10. Do Not Read

    about that widget ◇ the rise of the illiterate monopolies ◇ #ThanksForCoding
  11. Before the dust settles

    past broken ◇ a pirate song for silent dogs ◇ Nowviskie's side eye

II. Editions

  1. Speculative: Revolution Rising

  2. Speculative: Toussaint King

  3. Speculative: The Scaffold

  4. Speculative: Le Grand midi

  5. Césaire-o-Matic

III. Legograms

  1. From typescript to Les Armes miraculeuses

  2. Le Grand midi

  3. Les Armes miraculeuses

  4. From Gallimard to Jahn

  5. From Gallimard to Présence Africaine

IV. Bibliographies

  1. Enumerative: Combined Primary Sources

  2. Enumerative: Manuscripts

  3. Enumerative: Published Works

  4. Enumerative: Speeches

  5. Enumerative: Combined Secondary Sources

  6. Cartographic: Manuscripts

  7. Cartographic: Reception History Timelapse

  8. Cartographic: Reception History by Language

  9. The Zotero Bibliography

  10. Online sources

V. Tutorials

  1. How to make and publish a not-book

  2. How to make the speculative editions

  3. How to make a Césaire-o-matic

  4. How to make legograms

  5. How to make enumerative bibliographies quick and easy

  6. How to make bibliographic maps

The End.