Biopolitics and Neoliberalism: Research Semester Bibliography

Here’s the bibliography for my research this semester; I read every text on this list, but not every text I read made it onto this list.  These are the sources that I think will either find their way into my essay next semester, or alternatively, influenced my thinking enough to include them, even if I don’t think they’ll make it into the essay (“The Subject of the Plague” is a good example of the latter).  And then there are some sources I probably forgot.  If I remember any, I’ll add them.  The only text on here I haven’t finished is Love by Toni Morrison—I’m putting it on hiatus for finals week but I’m going to finish it over winter break.  In addition to this bibliography, I’m hoping to post a prospectus or abstract illuminating how I see my final essay taking shape, as well as what I currently see as the first few pages of that essay.


Agamben, Georgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. N.p.: Stanford UP, 1998. Print.

Butler, Octavia E. Fledgling: a Novel. New York: Seven Stories, 2005. Print.

Butler, Octavia E.  Bloodchild and other stories.  Seven Stories Press.  2005.  Print

Butler, Octavia E.  Lilith’s Brood.  Grand Central Publishing.  2000.  Print

Derrida, Jacques.  Spectres of Marx:  The State of Debt, The Work of Mourning, & The New International.  Routledge.  2006.  Print

Edelman, Lee.  No Future:  Queer Theory and the Death Drive.  Duke University Press Books.  2004.  Print

Esposito, Roberto.  Immunitas:  The Protection and Negation of Life.  Polity.  2011

Evans, Shari.  “From ‘Hierarchical Behavior’ to Strategic Amnesia:  Structures of Memory and Forgetting in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling.”  Strange Matings:  Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler.  Acqueduct Press. 2008.  237—262

Everett, Percival. American Desert: A Novel. New York: Hyperion, 2004. Print.

Everett, Percival. Cutting Lisa. New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1986. Print.

Gilman, Ernest B. “The Subject of the Plague.” Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 10.2 (2010): 23-44. Web.

Fink, Marty.  AIDS Vampires:  Reimagining Illness in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling.  Science Fiction Studies 3(112):  2010.  416-432

Foucault, Michel.  The Birth of Biopolitics:  Lectures at the College of France, 1978—1979.  Picador. 2010

Francis, Consuela.  Conversations with Octavia Butler.  University Press of Mississippi.  2009.  Print

Hampton, Gregory.  “Lost Memories:  Memory as a Process of Identity in the Fiction of Octavia Butler.”  CLA Journal  55(3): 262—278.  2012

Hirsch, Marianne, and Valerie Smith. Gender and Cultural Memory. Chicago: n.p., 2002. Print.

Holland, Sharon P.  “Bill T. Jones, Tupac Shakur and the (Queer) Art of Death.”  Callaloo  23(1): 384—393.  2000.

Hull, Gordon. “Biopolitics Is Not (Primarily) About Life:.” The Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27.3 (2013): 322-35. Web.

Hurley, Jessica. “History Is What Bites.” Extrapolation 56.3 (2015): 311-33. Web.

Lam, Joshua.  “Uncanny Compulsions:  Automatism, Trauma, and Memory in Of One Blood.”Callaloo 39.2 (2016).  479—492.

LaValle.  Big Machine.  Spiegel & Grau.  2010

LaValle.  The Devil in Silver.  Spiegel & Grau.  2013

Lukin, Josh.  “The Resistant Body:  Disability, History, and Classical Heroism in Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt.”  Engaging Tradition, Making it New:  Essays on Teaching Recent African American Literature.  Cambridge Scholars. 2008.  123—142

Mickle, Mildred.  “The politics of Addiction and Adaptation:  Dis/ease Transmission in Octavia E. Butler’s Survivor and Fledgling.”  Contemporary African American Fiction, edited by Dana A. Williams.  The Ohio State University Press, 2009:  62-81

Morrison, Toni. Love. New York: Knopf, 2003. Print.

Nayar, Pramod K. “A New Biological Citizenship: Posthumanism in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling.” MFS Modern Fiction Studies 58.4 (2012): 796-817. Web.

Parks, Suzan-Lori.  “Posession.”  The America Play and Other Works.  Theatre Communications Group.  1994

Pickens, Theri A.  “You’re supposed to be a Tall, Handsome, Fully Grown White Man:’  Theorizing Race, Gender, and Disability in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling.”  Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 8.1 (2010).  33-48

Roach, Thomas J.  “Sense and Sexuality:  Foucault, Wojnarowicz, and Biopower.”  Nebula 6(3): 2009.  155-173

Traylor, Eleanor W.  “Re-Imagining the Academy.  Story and Pedagogy in Contemporary African American Literature.”  Contemporary African American Fiction, edited by Dana A. Williams.  The Ohio State University Press, 2009:  160-172

Wang, Orrin.  “Ghost Theory.”  Studies in Romanticism 46.2 (2007)  203—225

Whitehead, Colson. Apex Hides the Hurt. Waterville, Me.: Thorndike, 2006. Print.

Whitehead, Colson.  Zone One.  Doubleday.  2010.  Print.

Yoo, JaeEun.  “Ghost Novels:  Haunting as Form in the Works of Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, Michael Ondaatje, and J.M. Coetzee.”  Dissertation Abstracts International  70(12): 2009






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