Thanks to all who have contributed to the second issue of Lost Online Studies, and a hearty welcome to all the new Society for the Study of Lost members. LOSt is a bimonthly publication of the SSL, a loose-knit group of fans interested in all aspects of Lost as a an intertextual, artistic and cultural phenomenon.
I would like to apologize for the tardy appearance of vol. 2, and urge all readers to submit article, essays and feedback for the timely appearance of vol. 3 in July.
See you in the next life,
Flashbacks, Memory and Non-Linear Time in ABC's Lost
J. M. Berger draws on both on scientific and spiritual temporal traditions to understand the "time out of joint" at the heart of Lost's narrative.
Is the Island a Body Without Organs?
Matthew O. and Wendy C. Cory look at the island through a Deleuzean lens. They ask the important question: is not the Lost island a "body without organs," a field for the immanence of desire, which we continually decode and deterritorialize?
The Art of the Grift
Job Weiss, aka perfesser camelsmoker, dissects Sawyer's Long con and initiates us all into the art of the grift.
Discipline & Punish: The Lost Experience as Panopticon
Amy Bauer brushes up on her Foucault to critique Lost's culture of control as reflected in both the narrative of seasons 1 and 2 and the Lost Experience ARG.
John Locke on Personal Property and Possessions
Kim Lyons examines the triangular logic of property that binds Locke the philosopher, Locke the button pusher, and Zeke, the Other.
Truffula Surfs the Lost Webmaze
The second installment of Truffula's webmaze guide comes in two flavors: fansite games and the official ABC Lost Experience ARG.
The Lost Sonnets
David Ledbetter continues his sonnets on the castaways with poems on Michael, Jin, Sawyer and Walt.
Cousin Eddie's Book Reviews
The redoubtable Cousin Eddie with brief commentary on books in Lost.
Assistant Professor of Music Theory, University of California at Irvine
consultant, journalist, producer, writer, Somerville, MA
Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Nebraska at Kearney
School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria Australia
candidate for the M.A. in Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary