Article ID: CBB550769708

“Text-as-Means” versus “Text-as-End-in-Itself”: Some Reasons Why Literary Scholars Have Been Slow to Hop on the Mobilities Bus (March 2020)

unapi

Lynne Pearce (Author)


Transfers
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Pages: 76-84


Publication Date: March 2020
Edition Details: Special Anniversary Issue
Language: English

This article explores three reasons why literary scholars have been slow to engage with both the New Mobilities Paradigm and the New Mobilities Studies promoted by Transfers, namely: (1) the residual conservatism of “English studies”; (2) the sort of textual practice associated with “literary criticism” (where the text remains the primary object of study); and (3), the tension between the humanist and/or “subject-centered” nature of most literary scholarship and the posthumanist approaches of mobilities scholars based in the social sciences and other humanities subjects. However, the close reading of literary and other texts has much to contribute to mobilities studies including insight into the temporalities—both personal and social—that shape our long-term understanding of contemporary events such as the current pandemic.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB550769708/

Similar Citations

Article Ildikó Zonga Plájás; (2023)
Permanent Temporality: Race, Time, and the Materiality of Romanian Identity Cards (/isis/citation/CBB163106535/)

Article Peter Merriman; (March 2020)
Micro-Mobilities in Lockdown (/isis/citation/CBB703425542/)

Article Weiqiang Lin; (March 2020)
Aeromobilities in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic (/isis/citation/CBB673775850/)

Article Julia M. Hildebrand; Stephanie Sodero; (March 2021)
Pandemic Drones: Promises and Perils (/isis/citation/CBB383774280/)

Essay Review Filip Vostal; (2019)
Acceleration Approximating Science and Technology Studies: On Judy Wajcman’s Recent Oeuvre (/isis/citation/CBB255746906/)

Article Lina Pinto García; (2019)
Disentangling war and disease in post-conflict Colombia beyond technoscientific peacemaking (/isis/citation/CBB004387597/)

Article Caroline White-Nockleby; (2022)
Grid-scale batteries and the politics of storage (/isis/citation/CBB962097904/)

Article Tousignant, Noemi; (October 2013)
Broken tempos: Of means and memory in a Senegalese university laboratory (/isis/citation/CBB036851501/)

Article Morten Sager; Teun Zuiderent-Jerak; (May 2021)
Knowing Times: Temporalities of Evidence for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (/isis/citation/CBB852337010/)

Article Wesley Shrum; John Aggrey; Andre Campos; Janaina Pamplona da Costa; Jan Joseph; Pablo Kreimer; Rhiannon Kroeger; Leandro Rodriguez Medina; Paige Miller; Antony Palackal; Ana Pandal de la Peza; Abou Traore; (October 2020)
Who’s afraid of Ebola? Epidemic fires and locative fears in the Information Age (/isis/citation/CBB307916719/)

Article Warwick Anderson; (April 2021)
The model crisis, or how to have critical promiscuity in the time of Covid-19 (/isis/citation/CBB248429145/)

Article Lukas Engelmann; Catherine M Montgomery; Steve Sturdy; Cristina Moreno Lozano; (2023)
Domesticating models: On the contingency of Covid-19 modelling in UK media and policy (/isis/citation/CBB186749249/)

Article Sebastián Rojas-Navarro; Francisco Moller-Domínguez; Samanta Alarcón-Arcos; María-Alejandra Energici; Nicolás Schöngut-Grollmus; (2022)
Care during exceptional times: results of the CUIDAR study on the COVID-19 pandemic in Chile (/isis/citation/CBB983603829/)

Article Choon Key Chekar; Hyomin Kim; (2022)
COVID-19 Exceptionalism: Explaining South Korean Responses (/isis/citation/CBB527253772/)

Article Adrian Deoancă; (December 2020)
(Dis)Connected Rail: Infrastructural Suspension and Phatic Politics in Romania (/isis/citation/CBB551561342/)

Article Kudzai Matereke; (March 2020)
Mobilizing Disability Studies: A Critical Perspective (/isis/citation/CBB455958113/)

Article Heather Anne Swanson; (December 2020)
Why Railroads Now?: Anthropology of Infrastructure and Debates around “Green” Transit (/isis/citation/CBB388531770/)

Article Mateusz Laszczkowski; (December 2020)
Railway Territorialities: Topology and Infrastructural Politics in Alpine Italy (/isis/citation/CBB092260281/)

Article Jan Ploeger; Ruth Oldenziel; (August 2020)
The sociotechnical roots of smart mobility: Bike sharing since 1965 (/isis/citation/CBB062123435/)

Authors & Contributors
Lina Pinto García
Tousignant, Noemi
Jan Ploeger
Oldenziel, Ruth
Mateusz Laszczkowski
Ildikó Zonga Plájás
Journals
Transfers
Social Studies of Science
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Science, Technology and Human Values
The Journal of Transport History
East Asian Science, Technology and Society: An International Journal
Concepts
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Mobility
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Pandemics
Temporality
Land transportation
People
Luud Schimmelpennink
Wajcman, Judith
Time Periods
21st century
20th century
20th century, late
Places
Romania
Great Britain
Africa
Senegal
Netherlands
Italy
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment