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All of my work investigates the way literature stages, reflects on, or otherwise intervenes in public debates about migratory populations. My work on this subject currently consists of two major projects that together span the twentieth century in Anglophone literature:My book manuscript, Vagrant Narratives: Governing the Welfare Subject in the US and Britain, 1880-1940, reconstructs the lines of influence between Anglo-US sources on the subject of vagrancy, which was at once a pop cultural sensation and keen governmental problem at the turn of the century. I analyze literary depictions of tramping provided in sources from Mark Twain’s travelogues and Jack London’s ethnographic narratives to the films of Charlie Chaplin.I am also interested in expanding the scope of this project to better address the specific ways different literary genres attend to the issue of homelessness and migration. My recent research therefore focuses on science fiction and related genres as key sites were literature imagines the past, present, and future of migratory politics well beyond the twentieth century.

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Novel Arts & Humanities
Language Arts & Humanities
William Gibson Arts & Humanities
Trilogy Arts & Humanities
Vulnerability Arts & Humanities
Migrants Arts & Humanities
John Steinbeck Arts & Humanities
Resource Management Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2017 2019

  • 4 Journal article
  • 2 Book chapter
  • 1 Literature review
34 Downloads (Pure)

The Politics of Precarity in William Gibson’s ‘Bridge’ Trilogy

Yazell, B., 2018, In : Studies in the Fantastic. 6, p. 39-69

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Novel
William Gibson
Trilogy
Vulnerability
Capitalism
60 Downloads (Pure)

Irish-Israelism: Reconsidering the Politics of Race and Belonging in “Cyclops”

Yazell, B., 2018, In : James Joyce Quarterly. 53 , 3-4, p. 269-285

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Language
Nationalism
Insult
Odysseus
Stereotypes

Post-Apocalyptic Geographies and Structural Appropriation

Hsu, H. & Yazell, B., 18. Apr 2019, Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies. Morgan, N., Hornung, A. & Tatsumi, T. (eds.). Routledge, p. 347-356 (Routledge Literature Companions).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

structural violence
geography
narrative
experience

Governable Travelers: International Comparison in American Tramp Ethnography

Yazell, B., 2017, In : Journal of Transnational American Studies. 8, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
86 Downloads (Pure)

Steinbeck’s Migrants: Families on the Move and the Politics of Resource Management

Yazell, B., 2017, In : MFS: Modern Fiction Studies. 63, 3, p. 502-523

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
John Steinbeck
Resource Management
Migrants
Gypsies
Government

Activities 2015 2019

  • 9 Conference presentations
  • 1 Conference organisation or participation
  • 1 Hosting a guest lecturer

Imagining Precarity: Refugees and the Climate Novel

Bryan Yazell (Guest lecturer)
21. Sep 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Science Fiction Borderlands: Migration, Violence and Racial Forms in Bacigalupi and Yamashita

Bryan Yazell (Guest lecturer)
2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Tramps in the Machine: Interwar British Policy and the Normalization of Vagrancy

Bryan Yazell (Guest lecturer)
6. Dec 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

For Business and Pleasure: Reading Scandinavian Policy Models in US Travel Literature

Bryan Yazell (Guest lecturer)
Aug 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Multiculturalism Deferred: The Shantytown Dystopia in Gibson's Virtual Light

Bryan Yazell (Panel member)
23. Nov 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Teaching & Supervision

Thesis Workshop

Bryan Yazell

10/09/201804/12/2019

Course: Teaching

Introduction to American Studies

Bryan Yazell & Hend Al Sulaiti

07/02/201931/08/2019

Course: Teaching