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The Post-Novelistic Novel: Genre, Agency, and Cultural Authority in the Contemporary Anglophone Novel.

This project explores formal innovations in de contemporary Anglophone novel in light of notions such as trauma, melancholia, and loss. It investigates the double hypopthesis [1] that the negotiation of such notion is mobilized to reflect on the contemporary status of the novel genre itself and [2] that these formal negotiations allow the contemporary novel to give shape to new forms of agency, collectivity, and subjectivity.

Date:1 Oct 2010 →  31 Dec 2011
Keywords:trauma, loss, affect, subjectivity, agency, novel, melancholia, literature
Disciplines:Language studies, Literary studies