21st century writing | 21st century approaches

Peak Oil in the Popular Imagination

Peak Oil in the Popular Imagination

Sep 7, 2015

In the 21st century, we remain beholden to the oil economy. Oil shapes our geopolitics, our economic forecasts, the global transportation of our commodities, and impacts upon the costs of day-to-day living. Since the invention of the internal combustion engine, the petroleum industry has risen to such prominence that we cannot understand modern capitalism outside of its history as petro-capitalism ...

Editors’ Introduction

Editors’ Introduction

Jun 1, 2012

Welcome to the launch issue of Alluvium, a new online journal of literary criticism that is dedicated to 21st-century writing as well as 21st-century approaches to the literary canon. As we were beginning work on building Alluvium’s website and academic contributor network, a heated controversy was rapidly growing over the question of access to...