The Fall 2015 issue of MFS Modern Fiction Studies will be a special issue on the topic “Infrastructuralism”, aiming to tackle questions of infrastructure in literature. The guest editors, Sophie Beal, Bruce Robbins and Michael Rubenstein, would like to draw attention to their call for submissions:
We seek essays that explore the ways that modern and contemporary fictions from around the world evolve in dialogue with modern infrastructual forms – water supply systems, roads, bridges, electrical grids, electronic networks, gasworks, sewers, waste treatment plants, schools, hospitals, prisons, libraries, and the like. We are as interested in fictions that engage infrastructure on a formal level as we are in fictions that thematize infrastructure. And we wish the issue to operate comparatively to show how the uneven development of various kinds of infrastructures might impinge on fictional forms from colonial, postcolonial, and neocolonial cores and peripheries.
The deadline for complete article submissions is September 2014.