Sari Altschuler, Associate Professor of English, Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center, and Founding Director of the Health, Humanities, and Society minor, has published an article in a special issue of Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities. “After the Outbreak: Narrative, Infrastructure, and Pandemic Time” examines the proliferation and failure of narratives accounting for life during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Key to that failure is a difficulty narrating the infrastructural causes of pandemics, a difficulty that has its roots in the nineteenth-century origins of modern global health. Finally, the essay considers what we might learn from people who lived with truly global pandemics of this sort in the past.
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