Akua Banful is an Assistant Professor of English at UC Davis. Her writing and research centers on questions of climate, culture, and empire.
David Opdyke: Someday, all thisBy Akua Banful
David Opdykes wry, panoramic visions of an America perceptibly in the grips of climate crisis were born of an artistic crisisof needing to come up an idea by digging somewhere other than my own brain. Having drawn on his imagination to conjure up the trenchant, ecologically-inflected critiques of American imperialism and late-stage capitalism that have defined his work for twenty years, he wondered what more he might, artistically speaking, say.