246: New Nuclear Criticism

10:15 AM–11:30 AM Friday, Jan 4, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Randolph 3

Session Information

Description: The year 2019 marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the 1984 colloquium at Cornell University on nuclear criticism and the publication of a special issue of Diacritics collecting the Cornell papers. Do we need a new nuclear criticism? Panelists explore what a new nuclear criticism in the context of ecological crisis might look like by drawing on archives, methods, and approaches not previously included in nuclear criticism’s original manifestation.

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Jada Ach, U of South Carolina, Columbia

Bradley J. Fest, Hartwick C

Jessica Hurley, U of Chicago

Kristin George Bagdanov, U of California, Davis

Kyoko Matsunaga, Kobe City U of Foreign Studies


Frances Ferguson, U of Chicago