Maria Bose

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:

Feinstein Academic Center 315

Brief Biography:

My teaching and research address the political economy of late-twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture. I’ve tracked isomorphisms between technical and literary systems in the contemporary novel of ethnicity, showing how a remarkable number of anglophone writers develop a “postracial” narrative form keyed at once to race’s declining political salience and its rising technical abstraction. I’ve also written about corporate branding and the visual rhetoric of environmentalism, political authorship in postmodern and contemporary novels, and cinematic video games. With Jason Willwerscheid, I’m now at work on two books: one on PlayStation and Sony’s corporate-media evolution, and another on AAA RPGs and the mediation of deglobalizing transition.