Pinkus Book “Fuel” Recently Published

Karen Pinkus, Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature, has published her latest book entitled Fuel: A Speculative Dictionary this year with the University of Minnesota Press. According to the publisher, “Fuel is an idiosyncratic, speculative dictionary of fuels, real and imagined, historical and futuristic, hopeless and utopian. Drawing on literature, film, and scientific treatises—most produced long before ‘climate change’ was in circulation—Fuel argues for a distinction between energy and fuel as it endeavors to undo the dream that we can simply switch to renewables and all will be golden.” To learn more about Fuel, read the in-depth article by the Cornell Chronicle here or visit the publisher’s page here. Congratulations, Karen!