My idea is that the catastrophe has already happened, it’s here already. What interests me is precisely beyond the catastrophe, what I would call its hypertelia. Catastrophe is acceleration, precipitation, excess, but not necessarily annihilation (Baudrillard Live, 1993:43).


Louise Bourgeois

Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon

J. D. Salinger


Dustin Cohen. Two Attas?

James Driscoll. ‘The Age of the Ass’: Baudrillard, Black Leggings, and the More Nude than Nude

Chris Hughes. The Recycling of Time and The End of History

Diederik Janssen. To Catch a Predator: American Bestiary as Fatal Burlesque

Mark S. Roberts. Playing the Endgame: Fatal Strategies in Erasmus and More

Florian Vauleon. Le concept du désert dans l’Amérique de Baudrillard


Carnival and Cannibal (pages 3-9)

Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? (pages 9-19)

Richard Smith. The Baudrillard Dictionary

Gerry Coulter “Art” (An excerpt from The Baudrillard Dictionary)

Special Issue of Journals Devoted to Baudrillard

Film-Philosophy Volume 14-2

Khora [in Russian] 2009, Number 2

Lignes Number 31

Poeisis X (2008) (may be purchased from Caversham Books, 98 Harbord St, Toronto, Canada, M5S 1G6)

Traverses Baudrillard Colloquium (Paris, September 17-18, 2010)

Link: Audio recording of all papers presented (no longer available)

Rex Butler. Jean Baudrillard’s Duality


Alexandre Dyakov. An Interview With Gerry Coulter

Referencing Matters

Paul Mahoney. Sourcing the Un-sourced: Tracing Baudrillard’s References to Nietzsche


Steven Farry. Phenomenographic Hyperreality: Jean Baudrillard’s Methodological Implications for Phenomenography

On The Web

Gerry Coulter. “Simulation is not the Opposite of the Real – Jean Baudrillard on Simulation and Illusion” for NOEMA: An International Journal of Technology and Culture [posted October 23, 2010] (link no longer active)

Gerry Coulter. “The Place of Marx in Contemporary Thought: The Case of Jean Baudrillard”. In Nebula, Volume 6, Number 4: 133-141, (December 2009). Also available at:

Gerry Coulter. “Baudrillard and Holderlin and the Poetic Resolution of the World”. In the journal: Nebula, Volume 5, Number 4, December 2008:145-164. This article is also available on the internet at:

Marc Estrin. “Baudrillard 1: The Genius of Baudrillard” The Rag Blog (June 29, 2010):

Marc Estrin. “Baudrillard 2: Postmodern democracy and the end of history” The Rag Blog (July 5, 2010):

The Galilean Library. Baudrillard (June 26, 2010). (link no longer active)

Just Theory. A Website Devoted to News and Stories About Jean Baudrillard: (link no longer active)

Quiet Babylon Website. “Baudrillard’s Patio”:

Alan Shapiro. “Jean Baudrillard and Consumer Objects.” (scroll down); also available on this site: Rene Capovin’s essay on Quai Branly entitled: “Beaubourg, Quai Branly, and the Simulacrum of Jean Baudrillard” (scroll down).

Anton Steinpilz. “Generation Bubble” (an essay on Facebook which draws on Baudrillard’s thought): (link no longer active)

Unknown Author. “A Thread of Reality? – Hyper Reality and Film”: (link no longer active)

George Walden. “Nowhere man” [David Cameron]. (28 June 2010):

Book Reviews

Biko Agozino. The Africa-Centered, Activist, and Critical Philosophy of Derrida – a review of Mustapha Cherif (2008): Islam and the West: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida. University of Chicago Press.

Gerry Coulter. Pointers to Elsewhere – a review of David Anfam et. al., (2009): Anish Kapoor. London: Phaidon.

Gerry Coulter. Last Lines — a review of Jean Baudrillard. Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? Translated by Chris Turner with images by Alain Willaume. London, New York and Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2009, and Jean Baudrillard. Carnival and Cannibal. Translated by Chris Turner. London, New York and Calcutta: Seagull Books, 2010.

Ingrid Hoofd. Of Lethal Tanks and Uncertain Ends – a review of Ryan Bishop’s Baudrillard Now Current Perspectives in Baudrillard Studies. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Maximiliano Korstanje. Reviewing the Concept of Humanitarian Disasters – a review of: Alicia Entel. The City and its Fears: The Recovery of Passion [La ciudad y sus miedos: la passion restauradora]. Buenos Aires: La Crujía Ediciones, 2007.