Ryan Poll

Ryan Poll is an associate professor in the English Department at Northeastern Illinois University where his research focuses on the intersection of aesthetics, politics, and ecology. His first book, Main Street and Empire: The Fictional Small Town in the Age of Globalization (Rutgers UP), examines how the fictional small town is used to frame and stage normative US narratives throughout the 19th-, 20th- and into the 21st century. Other publications include essays on Get Out, Bruce Springsteen, and the theater of genocide. His second book, Aquaman and the War on Oceans: Comics Activism in the Anthropocene will be published in November 2022 (U Nebraska P), and he is currently working on a manuscript entitled American Soils and the Political Imagination. Follow him on Twitter @RyanPoll2 and feel free to contact him via e-mail: [email protected]
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