Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction by Kate Marshall

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By Kate Marshall


Corridor deals a chain of conceptually provocative readings that light up a hidden and superb courting among architectural area and smooth American fiction. via paying shut cognizance to fictional descriptions of a few of modernity’s least outstanding constructions, equivalent to plumbing, ductwork, and airshafts, Kate Marshall discovers a wealthy community of connections among corridors and novels, person who additionally sheds new gentle at the nature of contemporary media.


The hall is the dominant organizational constitution in smooth structure, but its quite a few features are taken without any consideration, and it has a tendency to vanish from view. yet, as Marshall exhibits, even the main banal buildings turn into surprisingly obvious within the noisy verbal exchange platforms of yankee fiction. by means of studying the hyperlink among modernist novels and corridors, Marshall demonstrates the methods architectural components act as media. In a clean examine the past due naturalist fiction of the Twenties, ’30s, and ’40s, she leads the reader during the fetus-clogged sewers of Manhattan Transfer to the corpse-choked furnaces of Native Son and divulges how those invisible areas have a desirable background in organizing the constitution of recent individuals.


Portraying media as not just items yet techniques, Marshall develops a brand new idiom for Americanist literary feedback, person who explains how media experiences can tell our realizing of modernist literature.


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