Appetite whetted, a discussion by Derek Gregory of Paul K Saint-Amour’s new article in Critical Inquiry.
Over the years I’ve learned much from the writings of Paul K. Saint-Amour, whose work on the violent intersections between modernism and air power has helped me think through my own project on bombing (‘Killing Space’) and, in a minor key, my analysis of cartography, aerial reconnaissance and ‘corpography’ on the Western Front in the First World War. A minimalist listing would include:
- ‘Modernist reconnaissance‘ in Modernism/modernity 10 (2) (2003) 349-80;
- ‘Air war prophecy and interwar modernism‘, Comparative literature studies 42 (2) (2005) 130-161;
- ‘War, optics, fiction‘, Novel 43 (1) (2010) 93-99;
- ‘Applied modernism: military and civilian uses of the aerial photomosaic‘, Theory, culture and society 28 (7-8) (2011) 241-69.
Like me, Paul also has an essay in Pete Adey‘s co-edited collection, From above: war, violence and verticality (Hurst, 2013): ‘Photomosaics: mapping the Front, mapping the city’.
He has just…
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