Rémanence des pétrocultures : histoires, idées et pratiques des énergies fossiles


Pervasive extractivism: Petroculture and sedimented histories in Sandrine Bessora’s Petroleum

The University of Southampton

Cet article a deux objectifs. Premièrement, il considère comment le roman de Sandrine Bessora, Petroleum (2004), utilise l’intertexte du mythe de Médée, s’inscrivant ainsi dans une tradition littéraire spécifique, pour explorer la manière dont l’histoire est écrite. Deuxièmement, il…

The ubiquity of Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands as a case of banal petroculture

Utrecht University/ Stellenbosch University

In 1995 Michael Billig introduced the term ‘banal nationalism’ to refer to those representations and reproductions of the nation which are as ubiquitous as they tend to go unnoticed. I try to link this concept to ‘petroculture’ since that notion too refers to practices that are so pervasive in…

Oceanic irrealism. Danish petrofiction below the surface

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Southern Denmark

This article ventures seaward to examine how two contemporary Danish novels paradoxically uses irrealist features to make visible the existent opacity and mythology of oil. Respectively, the novel På ryggen af en tyr (2014; On the Back of a Bull) by Kristina Stoltz employs…