Justin St. Clair

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Justin St. Clair | Associate Professor

Specializes in post-1945 American literature and sound culture studies.

HUMB 262  |  460-7973  |  jmstclair@southalabama.edu  |  soundculturestudies.net



Sound and Aural Media in Postmodern Literature: Novel Listening. Routledge, 2013.

Articles and Book Chapters

"Notes on Soundtracked Fiction: The Past as Future." The Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music, edited by Delia da Sousa Correa, Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

"Music and Sound." Thomas Pynchon in Context, edited by Inger H. Dalsgaard. Cambridge University Press, 2019.

"Literature and Sound." The Routledge Companion to Sound Studies, edited by Michael Bull. Routledge, 2018.

"The Reality of Fiction in a Virtually Postmodern Metropolis: Jonathan Lethem’s Chronic City and Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge." The City since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television, edited by Keith Wilhite. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016.

"White Noise and Television Sound." Journal of Sonic Studies 3.1, Fall 2012.

"Mahfouz and the Arabian Nights Tradition." Approaches to Teaching the Works of Naguib Mahfouz, edited by Waïl S. Hassan and Susan Muaddi Darraj. MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature, 2012.

"Eat Your Fried Mush:  The Curious Case of Wee Willie Shantz." Big Muddy 11.2, Fall 2011.

"Binocular Disparity and Pynchon's Panoramic Paradigm." Pynchon’s Against the Day:  A Corrupted Pilgrim’s Guide, edited by Jeffrey Severs and Christopher Leise. University of Delaware Press, 2011.

"Soundtracking the Novel: Willy Vlautin’s Northline as Filmic Audiobook." Audiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies, edited by Matthew Rubery. Routledge, 2011.

"Borrowed Time: Thomas Pynchon's Against the Day and the Victorian Fourth Dimension." Science Fiction Studies 113 (38.1), March 2011.

Reviews, Etc.

Review of Neil Campbell's Under the Western Sky: Essays on the Fiction and Music of Willy Vlautin. Western American Literature 54.3, Fall 2019.

"Rereading Thomas Pynchon: Postmodernism and the Political Real." Los Angeles Review of Books, March 4, 2015.

"Thomas Pynchon Understands the Power of Conspiracy Theories." Salon, September 25, 2013. [Reprint of LARB review.]

"Pynchon's Postmodern Legacy, or, Why Irony Is Still Relevant." Los Angeles Review of Books, September 21, 2013.

Review of Michael W. Clune's American Literature and the Free Market, 1945–2000. Modern Fiction Studies 57.2, Summer 2011.

"The Business of Art: An Interview with Kevin Gordon." Sense 1.8, March 2011.

Entry on Mark Z. Danielewski. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, edited by Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Facts on File, 2010.

Entry on A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work, edited by Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones. Facts on File, 2010.

"Generic Computations." Review of Mark L. Brake and Neil Hook’s Different Engines: How Science Drives Fiction and Fiction Drives ScienceScience Fiction Studies 107 (36.1), March 2009.

"The Opposite of Literature." Review of Ken Gelder’s Popular Fiction:  The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field. Science Fiction Studies 101 (34.1), March 2007.

"Celebrating Reproduction: Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain."  The Iowa Review, Online Edition, 2002.