December 15, 2021

ASLE 2022 Watersheds Panel: Infrastructure and Aesthetics in the Global South

This CFP for a panel at the ASLE 2022 Watersheds symposium seeks papers that attend to the affordances of infrastructure for aesthetics and of aesthetics for infrastructure in postcolonial/global South literature. We aim to explore infrastructure’s own aesthetic capacities, the ways in which built forms and their materials produce specific aesthetic effects and social uses, or the ways in which infrastructure makes aesthetic perception available to social practice. In turn we are interested in the way aesthetic qualities like form, genre, reception, plot, ...