This book aims to show new ways in which Dada explains itself, and that Dada, in turn, can help to animate and expand debates about a diverse range of other fields including poetics, psychoanalysis, ethics, semantics, intellectual history and science.
Introduction: Down with Subversion 1. Decoding Dada: Women Dada Poets and Homosocial Dada 2. The Madman Next Door: Tristan Tzara and Jacques Lacan 3. Being, Being Better, and the Importance of Nothingness: Dada, Buddhism, Living 4. Uncertainty, on Principle: Dada, Science and Critical Theory 5. Conclusion