Laura Winkiel is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She is author of Modernism: The Basics (Routledge, 2017), Modernism, Race and Manifestos (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and co-editor of Geomodernisms: Race, Modernism, Modernity (Indiana University Press, 2005). She is presently at work on a book called Fugitive Forms: Ocean Crossings at the End of Empire. She is currently Past President of the Modernist Studies Association.
“We have to find meters whose scales are unknown in the world, draw our own schematics, getting feedback, making connections, reducing the error, trying to learn the real function . . . zeroing in on what incalculable plot?”
– Thomas Pynchon, quoted in Zadie Smith, “Love, Actually”