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Comparative Literature (2023) 75 (1): 26–51.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Mariajosé Rodríguez-Pliego Abstract This article explores the relationship between storytelling and prophecy by reading narratives of extractivism in the US-Mexico borderlands that raise questions about the apocalyptic aftermaths of colonialism. Specifically, it analyzes contemporary migration...
Comparative Literature (2017) 69 (1): 45–53.
Published: 01 March 2017
... as a mysterious, blank res nullius or no man’s land to a final frontier for privatized extractivism, itself facilitated in places by the melting of polar icecaps. As the introduction to this forum signals, a tension exists between a more humanist Oceanic Studies concerned with the historical invention...
Comparative Literature (2020) 72 (3): 316–339.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., providing a local counterpoint to the text’s globalized outlook. Isookanga’s epic hustle collides with Salonga’s deep time, producing postcolonial globalization’s extractive time. Russell West-Pavlov has explored how this extractivism manifests in the novel through biopolitics. He shows how Marx’s...