American Literature and Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities invite submissions for a joint special issue titled “The Infrastructure of Emergency,” coedited by John Levi Barnard, Stephanie Foote, Jessica Hurley, and Jeffrey Insko. This joint special issue aims to draw together scholars of American literary and cultural studies with others working across the environmental humanities to trace the long histories and possible futures of infrastructure under conditions of planetary ecological emergency, with a particular focus on the infrastructures of empire and capital and the local and global environmental ramifications of their historical unfolding. Areas of interest include but are not limited to energy and resource extraction, delivery, and consumption; shipping, air traffic, roads, canals, railroads, highways, and the networks of commerce; agriculture, food production, and the rendering of animal capital; waste management, garbage, and recycling; the infrastructures of global health, epidemics,...

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