Activities per year
The project sheds light on the current political climate in the US by arguing that the literary representations resonate with ongoing real social and cultural concerns, such as the spitefulness of Trump-voters, disenfranchisement of poor communities, and ongoing dispossession and colonisation of Native/Indigenous peoples, as well as these groups' responses to these processes. Thus, the project will challenge received notions of social mobility inherent in the American Creed and shed light on a contemporary (literary and sociopolitical) tendency towards desperate, but reasonable, spiteful (self)separatism.
The investigation will be carried out by 1) exploring the affective and cultural contexts of the spiteful narratives, 2) by examining fictional representations of precarious lives and actors/characters as desperate and spiteful, and 3) by analysing the narrative and aesthetic devices that produce precarious feelings.
|Effective start/end date||01/02/2018 → 31/01/2021|
Marianne Kongerslev (Lecturer)3 Apr 2019
Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentationsFile
Kongerslev, M., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Precarity in Contemporary Literature and Culture. Bloomsbury Academic
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
Kongerslev, M. & Juncker, C., 2019, In: Polish Journal for American Studies. 13, Autumn 2019, p. 179-191 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile321 Downloads (Pure)