Early modern drama, Shakespeare, performance studies, spatial theory, Restoration drama
digital scholarship, spatial media, hybrid reality systems, database-driven narrative forms, media history, computational arts
Geocriticism, American Literature, the Spatial Turn, the Railroad, 19th Century American Literature, 20th Century American Literature
Sixteenth-century French literature, visual culture, emblematics, architectural history, spatial theory, domesticity, French cinema.
Victorian literature & culture; material culture studies; embodiment; intersections of socio-spatial, psychological, material, and embodied interiorities; adaptation studies; pedagogy
I teach American and world literature at Texas State University. My work, broadly speaking, looks at the relations among space, place, mapping, and narrative. I am the author of *Fredric Jameson: The Project of Dialectical Criticism*, *Poe and the Subversion of American Literature*, *Spatiality*, *Utopia in the Age of Globalization: Space, Representation, and the World System*, *Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel*, and *Melville, Mapping, and Globalization*. My edited collections include *The Geocritical Legacies of Edward W. Said*, *Literary Cartographies*, *Geocritical Explorations*, and *Kurt Vonnegut: Critical Insights*. I am also the general editor of Palgrave Macmillan’s “Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies” book series.
… edited by Timothy M. Dale andJoseph F. Foy, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015, pp. 199-208.
“Charting the Extraordinary: Sentient and Transontological Spaces.” Literary Cartographies: Spatiality, Representation, and Narrative, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp. 199-213.
“The Bible’s Paradise and Oryx and Crake’s Paradice: A Comparison of the Relat…
I teach literature in the Department of English at Florida International University. My research interests include narrative theory, global science fiction and fantasy, philosophy of language, popular culture, cognition, spatial theory, science and literature, and biblical hermeneutics.
Dr. Anita Harris Satkunananthan is a senior lecturer at the National University of Malaysia. She possesses a PhD in Postcolonial Literature from the University of Queensland at St Lucia, Australia. Her research interests: Postcolonial Gothic, Phenomenology: Spatial and Temporal studies encompassing Hauntology, Geocriticism, and Memory Studies. Anita has been awarded grants from the Centre for Research and Instrumentation, UKM and the Malaysian Ministry of Education. She has recently been working on Anthropocene literary criticism and ecoGothic literature — both subfields deeply connected to her ongoing work on the postcolonial Gothic and the spatio-temporal configurations of phenomenology in literature.
I am a Ph.D. candidate in English Language and Literature and a certificate student in the Science, Technology, and Society program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. My research interests include postcolonial studies, the environmental humanities, critical infrastructure studies, and environmental ethics. My dissertation, Ecologies of Infrastructure in Contemporary Postcolonial Literatures, seeks to incorporate the recent “infrastructural turn” from the social sciences into literary studies by examining infrastructure as an object that links together the historical spatial logics of colonial regimes with contemporary environmental issues, including resource scarcity, extractive industries, and nuclear proliferation. My project takes a comparative approach to West African and South Asian Anglophone novels published after 1989, and argues that a more robust attention to genre can help literary studies of infrastructure move beyond questions of representation. At Michigan, I teach introductory courses on writing, literature, and the environmental humanities.
Digital media poetics, twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, critical security studies, digital game design, transnational American Studies, diaspora, graphic narratives