English 238 (F 2024) – Bibliography

Cumulative Bibliography for English 238 (F 2024):
Critical Infrastructure Studies

The following is a cumulative bibliography of readings and other materials assigned in the course. (This bibliography is part of a group library kept in Zotero and automatically pulled into the WordPress site for the course using the Zotpress plugin.)

To see just the works from this bibliography specific to a particular class, see the “Biblio” buttons on the Schedule page: (Each class on the Schedule also suggests related materials from the large CIstudies.org Bibliography curated by Alan Liu.) Biblio button on course pages

Example of “Biblio” button on Schedule page
Anand, Nikhil. “The Banality of Infrastructure.” Social Science Research Council, 2017. https://items.ssrc.org/the-banality-of-infrastructure/. Cite
Anderson, Sheila. “What Are Research Infrastructures?” Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 7, no. 1–2 (2013): 4–23. https://doi.org/10.3366/ijhac.2013.0078. Cite
Bailey, Jefferson. “Disrespect Des Fonds: Rethinking Arrangement and Description in Born-Digital Archives.” Archive Journal, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20170919162159/http://www.archivejournal.net/essays/disrespect-des-fonds-rethinking-arrangement-and-description-in-born-digital-archives/. Cite
Bennett, Jane. “The Force of Things: Steps toward an Ecology of Matter.” Political Theory 32, no. 3 (2004): 347–72. https://www.jstor.org/stable/4148158. Cite
Bogost, Ian, and Nick Montfort. “Platform Studies: Frequently Questioned Answers.” Digital Arts and Culture, 2009. http://nickm.com/if/bogost_montfort_dac_2009.pdf. Cite
Bowker, Geoffrey C., and Susan Leigh Star. “Building Information Infrastructures for Social Worlds - The Role of Classifications and Standards.” In Community Computing and Support Systems, Social Interaction in Networked Communities [the Book Is Based on the Kyoto Meeting on Social Interaction and Communityware, Held in Kyoto, Japan, in June 1998], 231–48. London, UK, UK: Springer-Verlag, 1998. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=646698.701381. Cite
Bratton, Benjamin H. The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty. MIT Press, 2016. https://doi.org/10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001. Cite
Brown, Bill. “Thing Theory.” Critical Inquiry 28, no. 1 (2001): 1–22. https://www.jstor.org/stable/1344258. Cite
Brown, Adrienne R. The Black Skyscraper: Architecture and the Perception of Race. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019. https://muse.jhu.edu/book/56718. Cite
Denis, Jérôme, and David Pontille. “Material Ordering and the Care of Things.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 40, no. 3 (2014): 338–67. https://doi.org/10.1177/0162243914553129. Cite
Ezban, Michael. “The Trash Heap of History.” Places Journal, 2012. https://doi.org/10.22269/120501. Cite
Fisher, Thomas. “Fracture Critical.” Places Journal, 2009. https://doi.org/10.22269/091019. Cite
Gallon, Kim. “Making a Case for the Black Digital Humanities.” In Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016, 2016:42–49. Debates in the Digital Humanities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. https://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/read/untitled/section/fa10e2e1-0c3d-4519-a958-d823aac989eb#ch04. Cite
Gitelman, Lisa. “Holding Electronic Networks By the Wrong End.” Amodern 2 (2013). http://amodern.net/article/holding-electronic-networks-by-the-wrong-end/. Cite
Hughes, Thomas P. Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983. Cite
Jackson, Steven J. “Rethinking Repair.” In Media Technologies: Essays on Communication, Materiality and Society, 221–40. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2014. Cite
Johnson, Jessica Marie. “Markup Bodies: Black [Life] Studies and Slavery [Death] Studies at the Digital Crossroads.” Social Text 36, no. 4 (137) (2018): 57–79. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-7145658. Cite
Kittler, Friedrich. “There Is No Software.” In Literature, Media, Information Systems, 147–55. New York, NY: Routledge, 1997. https://monoskop.org/File:Kittler_Friedrich_1992_1997_There_Is_No_Software.pdf. Cite
Latour, Bruno. “On Technical Mediation: Philosophy, Sociology, Genealogy.” Common Knowledge 3, no. 2 (1994): 29–64. http://www.bruno-latour.fr/sites/default/files/54-TECHNIQUES-GB.pdf. Cite
Liu, Alan. “Toward a Diversity Stack: Digital Humanities and Diversity as Technical Problem.” PMLA 135, no. 1 (2020): 130–51. https://doi.org/10.1632/pmla.2020.135.1.130. Cite
Liu, Alan, Urszula Pawlicka-Deger, and James Smithies. “Object of Study’: Digital Humanities and Critical Infrastructure Studies {manuscript Draft].” In Critical Infrastructure Studies and Digital Humanities. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press (forthcoming), 2025. [available through UCSB Canvas site]. Cite
Mattern, Shannon. “Mission Control: A History of the Urban Dashboard.” Places Journal 2015, no. March (2015). https://placesjournal.org/article/mission-control-a-history-of-the-urban-dashboard/. Cite
Miller, Johnny. “Roads to Nowhere: How Infrastructure Built on American Inequality.” The Guardian (London), 2018. https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/21/roads-nowhere-infrastructure-american-inequality. Cite
Parks, Lisa. “Stuff You Can Kick: Toward a Theory of Media Infrastructures.” In Between Humanities and the Digital, 355–73. MIT Press, 2015. http://raley.english.ucsb.edu/wp-content/Engl800/Parks-infrastructures.pdf. Cite
Parks, Lisa. “Earth Observation and Signal Territories: Studying U.S. Broadcast Infrastructure through Historical Network Maps, Google Earth, and Fieldwork.” Canadian Journal of Communication 38 (2013): 1–24. https://www.cjc-online.ca/index.php/journal/article/view/2736. Cite
Rukeyser, Muriel. The Book of the Dead (Annotated Online Version). Annotated version. Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive, 1938. https://web.archive.org/web/20161005103326/http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org:80/writing/book-dead-annotated/. Cite
Rukeyser, Muriel, and Catherine Venable Moore. The Book of the Dead. Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2018. https://wvupressonline.com/node/717. Cite
Star, Susan Leigh. “The Ethnography of Infrastructure.” American Behavioral Scientist 43, no. 3 (1999): 377–91. https://doi.org/10.1177/00027649921955326. Cite
Starosielski, Nicole. “Fixed Flow: Undersea Cables as Media Infrastructure.” In Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures, 53–70. The Geopolitics of Information. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt155jmd9.6. Cite
Theimer, Kate. “Archives in Context and as Context.” Journal of Digital Humanities 1, no. 2 (2012). http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-2/archives-in-context-and-as-context-by-kate-theimer/. Cite
Thorp, Jer. “All the Names: Algorithmic Design and the 9/11 Memorial.” Blog. Blprnt.Blg (blog), June 10, 2011. http://blog.blprnt.com/blog/blprnt/all-the-names. Cite
Ty, Michelle. “Trash and the Ends of Infrastructure.” MSF Modern Fiction Studies 61, no. 4 (2015): 606–30. https://doi.org/10.1353/mfs.2015.0053. Cite
Straeten, Jonas van der, and Ute Hasenöhrl. “Connecting the Empire: New Research Perspectives on Infrastructures and the Environment in the (Post)Colonial World.” NTM Zeitschrift Für Geschichte Der Wissenschaften, Technik Und Medizin 24, no. 4 (December 1, 2016): 355–91. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00048-017-0162-y. Cite
Wilson, Ara. “The Infrastructure of Intimacy.” Signs 41, no. 2 (2016): 247–80. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/682919?mobileUi=0. Cite
Wilson, Sacoby M., Christopher D. Heaney, John Cooper, and Omega Wilson. “Built Environment Issues in Unserved and Underserved African-American Neighborhoods in North Carolina.” Environmental Justice 1, no. 2 (2008): 63–72. https://doi.org/10.1089/env.2008.0509. Cite
Zalasiewicz, Jan, Mark Williams, Colin N Waters, Anthony D Barnosky, John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Matt Edgeworth, et al. “Scale and Diversity of the Physical Technosphere: A Geological Perspective.” The Anthropocene Review 4, no. 1 (April 1, 2017): 9–22. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053019616677743. Cite