Drunk Dialing Naida
Joshua Gunn
with photography and voice by Naida Zukić


riffology (reef-ől'ah-je) n. The study of what the author rips-off, contorts, and repeats to sound smarter or more original than he really is. [Orig. derv. riff, a short rhythmic phrase repeated constantly; Am. slang, starting point of a musical jam-session (expln: audio essays do not cite, they riff; below are the scholarly works riffed on by the disembodied voice of authorship).]

Ash, Daniel. “The Telephone is Empty.” Performed by Love and Rockets. Earth, Sun, Moon. BMG 1987.

Black Christmas (film). Dir. Bob Clark. Warner Brothers, 1974.

Derrida, Jacques. Of Hospitality: Anne Dufourmantelle Invites Jacques Derrida to Respond, trans. Rachel Bowlby. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.

Derrida, Jacques. Adieu: To Emmanuel Levinas, trans. Pascale Anne Brault and Michael Nass. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

Heidegger, Martin. “What Calls for Thinking?” trans. Fred D. Wieck and J. Glenn Grey. In Martin Heidegger: Basic Writings, edited by David Farrell Krell, 369-391. San Francisco: HarperCollins, 1993.

Ronell, Avital. The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Ronell, Avital. “Confessions of an Anacoluthon: Avital Ronell on Writing, Technology, Pedagogy, Politics,” interview with D. Diane Davis. jac: Journal of Composition Theory 20 (2000): 243-281.

Ronell, Avital. Interview with Alexander Laurence. Available http://altx.com/int2/avital.ronell.html accessed 22 September 2004.


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