CI Studies Bibliography – Fiction

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ToC rev. 29 May 2022

Works in the CI Studies Bibliography tagged “Fiction” include both creative fiction (e.g., novels) related to infrastructure, and scholarship about such fiction.

Schober, Regina. Spider Web, Labyrinth, Tightrope Walk: Networks in US American Literature and Culture. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111060590. Cite
Piper, Andrew, and Sunyam Bagga. “A Quantitative Study of Fictional Things.” In CHR 2022. Antwerp, Belgium: CHR, 2022. https://ceur-ws.org/Vol-3290/long_paper1576.pdf. Cite
Alff, David. “Make Way for Infrastructure.” Critical Inquiry 47, no. 4 (2021): 625–43. https://doi.org/10.1086/714533. Cite
Thomas, Lindsay. Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11. S.l.: University of Minnesota Press, 2021. Cite
Truscello, Michael. Infrastructural Brutalism: Art and the Necropolitics of Infrastructure. Infrastructures. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2020. Cite
Wasserman, Sarah. “Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, and the Persistence of Urban Forms.” PMLA 135, no. 3 (2020): 530–45. https://doi.org/10.1632/pmla.2020.135.3.530. Cite
Hurley, Jessica. Infrastructures of Apocalypse: American Literature and the Nuclear Complex. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2020. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/infrastructures-of-apocalypse. Cite
Brown, Adrienne R. The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/56718. Cite
Boehmer, Elleke, and Dominic Davies. Planned Violence: Post/Colonial Urban Infrastructure, Literature and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Cite
Wilk, Elvia. “Is Ornamenting Solar Panels a Crime?” E-Flux, 2018. https://www.e-flux.com/architecture/positions/191258/is-ornamenting-solar-panels-a-crime/. Cite
Badami, Nandita. “Solarpunking Speculative Futures.” Cultural Anthropology, no. Speculative Anthropologies (2018). https://culanth.org/fieldsights/1616-solarpunking-speculative-futures. Cite
Rubenstein, Michael. “Life Support: Energy, Environment and Infrastructure in the Novels of Mohsin Hamid.” Post45, 2017. http://post45.research.yale.edu/2017/07/life-support-energy-environment-and-infrastructure-in-the-novels-of-mohsin-hamid/. Cite
Morrison, Spencer. “Elevator Fiction: Robert Coover, Colson Whitehead, and the Sense of Infrastructure.” Arizona Quarterly 73, no. 3 (2017): 101–25. https://doi.org/10.1353/arq.2017.0017. Cite
Davies, Dominic. Imperial Infrastructure and Spatial Resistance in Colonial Literature, 1880-1930. Race and Resistance across Borders in the Long Twentieth Century 2. Oxford ; New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Cite
Geoghegan, Bernard Dionysius. “Mind the Gap: Spiritualism and the Infrastructural Uncanny.” Critical Inquiry 42, no. 4 (2016): 899–922. https://www.jstor.org/stable/26547644. Cite
Smith, Brady. “SF, Infrastructure, and the Anthropocene: Reading Moxyland and Zoo City.” Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry 3, no. 3 (2016): 345–59. https://doi.org/10.1017/pli.2016.17. Cite
Kim, Jina B. Anatomy of the City: Race, Infrastructure, and U.S. Fictions of Dependency (Dissertation). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Library, Deep Blue Repository, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/133499. Cite
Rubenstein, Michael, Bruce Robbins, and Sophia Beal. “Infrastructuralism: An Introduction.” Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 575–86. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0049. Cite
Tekin, Latife. Berji Kristin: Tales from the Garbage Hills. Translated by Ruth Christie and Saliha Paker. London: Marion Boyars, 2015. Cite
Malewitz, Raymond. “Climate-Change Infrastructure and the Volatilizing of American Regionalism.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 715–30. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0050. Cite
Eatough, Matthew. “Planning the Future: Scenario Planning, Infrastructural Time, and South African Fiction.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 690–714. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0048. Cite
Ty, Michelle. “Trash and the Ends of Infrastructure.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 606–30. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0053. Cite
Lorenz, Johnny. “Water, Waste, and a ‘Greater Communion’: Rubem Fonseca’s ‘The Art of Walking in the Streets of Rio de Janeiro.’” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 652–68. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0054. Cite
Boehmer, Elleke, and Dominic Davies. “Literature, Planning and Infrastructure: Investigating the Southern City through Postcolonial Texts.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing 51, no. 4 (2015): 395–409. https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2015.1033813. Cite
Savonick, Danica. “‘The Problem of Locomotion’: Infrastructure and Automobility in Three Postcolonial Urban Nigerian Novels.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 669–89. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0047. Cite
Levine, Caroline. “‘The Strange Familiar’: Structure, Infrastructure, and Adichie’s Americanah.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 587–605. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0051. Cite
Vandertop, Caitlin. “Travel Literature and the Infrastructural Unconscious.” In New Directions in Travel Writing Studies, edited by Julia Kuehn and Paul Smethurst, 129–44. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137457257_9. Cite
Burgess, Miranda. “Transporting Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Mobile Figures.” European Romantic Review 25, no. 3 (2014): 247–65. https://doi.org/10.1080/10509585.2014.902902. Cite
Marshall, Kate. Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/corridor/#. Cite
Fenlon, Wesley. “Infrastructure Fiction: Sci-Fi with a Realistic Goal.” Adam Savage’s Tested (blog), 2013. http://www.tested.com/tech/concepts/458957-infrastructure-fiction-sci-fi-realistic-goal/. Cite
Raven, Paul Graham. “An Introduction to Infrastructure Fiction (Talk).” Blog. Paul Graham Raven (blog), 2013. http://www.paulgrahamraven.com/pages/an-introduction-to-infrastructure-fiction. Cite
Raven, Paul Graham. “An Introduction to Infrastructure Fiction.” Blog. SuperFlux (blog), 2013. http://superflux.in/index.php/introduction-infrastructure-fiction-guest-post-paul-graham-raven/. Cite
Sattaur, Jennifer. “Thinking Objectively: An Overview of ‘Thing Theory’ in Victorian Studies.” Victorian Literature and Culture 40, no. 1 (2012): 347–57. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1060150311000428. Cite
Miner, Heather. “Reforming Spaces: The Architectural Imaginary of ‘Middlemarch.’” Victorian Review 38, no. 1 (2012): 193–209. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23646861. Cite
Lu, Pamela. Ambient Parking Lot. Berkeley, CA: Kenning Editions, 2011. http://www.kenningeditions.com/shop/ambient-parking-lot/. Cite
Lemaster, Tracy. “Feminist Thing Theory in ‘Sister Carrie.’” Studies in American Naturalism 4, no. 1 (2009): 41–55. https://www.jstor.org/stable/23431158. Cite
Robbins, Bruce. “The Smell of Infrastructure: Notes toward an Archive.” Boundary 2 34, no. 1 (2007): 25–33. https://doi.org/10.1215/01903659-2006-025. Cite
Marcus, Ben. The Age of Wire and String: Stories. 1st Dalkey Archive ed. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1998. Cite
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