2020 Program Sessions

227. Infrastructure, Race, and Literature

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)

WSCC - 606

Session Information

Description: Expanding the recent interest in infrastructure in anthropology, media, and cultural studies to literary studies, panelists explore the following questions: How does literature engage the racial logic of infrastructure? What kind of literary genres emerge to represent, document, challenge, or transform it? The session introduces audience members to the literary engagement of racialized infrastructure, offering models for this new subfield.


Jonathan Grossman, U of California, Los Angeles

Ramesh Mallipeddi, U of Colorado, Boulder

Nicole Rizzuto, Georgetown U

Michael Rubenstein, Stony Brook U, State U of New York

Jennifer Wenzel, Columbia U

Susan Zieger, U of California, Riverside


Ramesh Mallipeddi, U of Colorado, Boulder