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Modern Fiction Studies

John N. DuvallEditor

Robert P. MarzecAssociate Editor

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66.1 (Spring 2020)

Special Issue: Literature and Extraction

  • Articles
    •  Alok Amatya and Ashley Dawson, "Literature in an Age of Extraction: An Introduction"
    • Susan Comfort, "Resource Wars and Resurceful Resistance: Gender Violence and Irreal Oil Environments in Two Global Novels by Women" 
    •  Jason Molesky, "Gothic Toxicity and the Mysteries of Nondisclosure in American Hydrofracking"
    • Sara L. Crosby and Anna J. Willow, "Indigenous-Washing and the Petro-Hero in Genre Fiction of the North American Oil Boom"
    • Joanna Allan, "Light, Energy, and Gendered Oil Gluttony: Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel's Challenges to Petrocapitalism"
    • Carmela Garritano, "Waiting on the Past: African Uranium Futures in Arlit, Deuxième Paris"
    • Delia Byrnes, "Digital Deepwater Imaginaries in Brenda Longfellow's Offshore"
    • Caleb Fridell, "The Extractive Logic of Fossil Capital in H. G. Wells's Scientific Prophecy"
    • Shouhei Tanaka, "The Great Arrangement: Planetary Petrofiction and Novel Futures"
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