According to Fabienne Collignon, Timothy Melley’s refusal to submit “clear vectors of resistance” to “so-called democratic states” in The Covert Sphere is far from a shortcoming of the work, and instead marks its distinct quality. The absence of clear political solution, Collignon contends, informs The Covert Sphere’s achievement as a call for a change of mind in a population who, wittingly or not, have “participated in, and continue to collaborate with, a system of pretended innocence and victimization.”
Author: Fabienne Collignon
Fabienne Collignon is a lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests are the Cold War/state of exception; weapons systems; theories of technology; the poetics of space; gadget love; cyborg politics. She has published articles on the rocket's 'ideology of the zero'; Thomas Pynchon's map-space; Vaucanson's automatic duck as prototype space age gadget and is currently finishing her first book, titled Rocket States: Atomic Weaponry and the Cultural Imagination.