Dr Daniel Cordle is Associate Professor in English and American Literature. He is an expert in nuclear and Cold War literature and culture and has published extensively in this area. His most recent book, Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s (2017), is the first to survey and theorise British and American nuclear culture of the final decade of the Cold War. His previous book, States of Suspense: The Nuclear Age, Postmodernism and United States Fiction and Prose (2008), was described as ‘insightful and compelling’ (Technology and Culture), a ‘brilliant analysis of North American literature during the Cold War’ (BSLS) and as opening up ‘rich, important pathways for future nuclear criticism’ (Modern Fiction Studies). His first book, exploring the relations between literature and science, was Postmodern Postures: Literature, Science and the Two Cultures Debate (1999). He is currently working on the literature and culture of the early atomic age at Los Alamos, as well as pursuing projects on the Anthropocene and twenty-first century nuclear culture.
Late Cold War Literature and Culture: The Nuclear 1980s (London: Palgrave, 2017)
Daniel Cordle et al, ‘Contemporary Studies Network Roundtable: Responding to Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Generation Anthropocene’, Open Library of Humanities, 3.1 (2017), pp.1-47
‘Legacy Waste: Nuclear Culture after the Cold War’, in M.J. Blouin, M. Shipley and J. Taylor, eds., Silence of Fallout: Nuclear Criticism in a Post-Cold War World(Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), pp.230-249
States of Suspense: The Nuclear Age, Postmodernism and United States Fiction and Prose (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008)
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