The Weather in “Passing”
Bharat Jayram Venkat looks at Nella Larssen’s novella, “Passing,” along with its film adaptation, to articulate a theory of “weather fiction.”...
Bharat Jayram Venkat is an assistant professor at UCLA’s Institute for Society & Genetics, with a joint appointment in the Department of History. He is the author of At the Limits of Cure (Duke University Press, 2021), winner of the Joseph W. Elder Prize in the Indian Social Sciences. He is also the director of the UCLA Heat Lab.