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. 

Against an Aesthetics of Disappearance (review of Timothy Melley's The Covert Sphere)


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.”