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CorridorMedia Architectures in American Fiction$
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Kate Marshall

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679270

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679270.001.0001

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Corridors of Power

Corridors of Power

(p.149) 4 Corridors of Power

Kate Marshall

University of Minnesota Press

From the institutional spaces of flu novels, their hospitals and bunkers, I then turn to the properties of institutionality that appear in the prominent, if controversial, accounts of two modern theorists whose work explicitly engages the formal character of the spaces of modernity: C. P. Snow and Carl Schmitt. I show how Snow and Schmitt look specifically to the corridor to concretize the dialectical relations that constitute modern power and institutionality.

Keywords:   media, modernism, American literature, architecture, infrastructure, naturalism, systems theory, cultural studies, materiality

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