Aarthi Vadde, 2020–21

Project Title:

We the Platform: Contemporary Literature after Web 2.0

Duke University

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Aarthi Vadde

Fellowship Work Summary

Aarthi Vadde drafted two chapters of her work in progress We the Platform: Contemporary Literature after Web 2.0. She revised a third chapter and gathered notes toward a fourth chapter. She wrote and published an article related to the book manuscript entitled “Platform or Publisher” in PMLA (Volume 136, Issue 3, May 2021). She coauthored an article entitled “Fictionality after the Social Web” with Richard Jean So that is now under review with a scholarly journal. Her essay “Language’s Hopes: Global Modernism and the Science of Debabelization” appeared in The New Modernist Studies, edited by Douglas Mao (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Her coedited collection The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) also appeared. Vadde debuted the scholarly podcast Novel Dialogue, which she coproduces and cohosts with John Plotz. It is available to the public through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and WordPress at https://noveldialogue.org/. Vadde joined the editorial team of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, and with Jahan Ramazani is coediting Volume F: The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.