Neoliberalism and contemporary literary culture / edited by Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith
- Fifty shades of neoliberal love / Walter Benn Michaels -- The microeconomic mode / Jane Elliott -- The new materialism and neoliberalism / Min Hyoung Song -- Realisms redux, or, Against affective capitalism / Jeffrey T. Nealon -- The surfaces of contemporary capitalism / Jason M. Baskin -- Fictions of neoliberalism : contemporary realism and the temporality of postmodernism's ends / Mathias Nilges -- Totaling the damage : neoliberalism and revolutionary ambition in recent American poetry / Jennifer Ashton -- Against omniscient narration : a farmworker critique of neoliberalism / Marcial González -- The memoir in the age of neoliberal individualism / Daniel Worden -- The perpetual fifties of American fiction / Matthew Wilkens -- The neoliberal novel of migrancy / Sheri-Marie Harrison -- Neoliberal childhoods : the orphan as entrepreneur in contemporary anglophone fiction / Caren Irr -- Post-recession realism / Andrew Hoberek -- The author as executive producer / Michael Szalay -- Neoliberalism and the demise of the literary / Sarah Brouillette -- The humanist fix : how the campus novel sustains the neoliberal university / Leigh Claire La Berge.
- "Neoliberalism has been a buzzword in literary studies for well over a decade, but its meaning remains ambiguous and its salience contentious. In Neoliberalism and Contemporary Literary Culture, Mitchum Huehls and Rachel Greenwald Smith offer a wide-ranging exploration of contemporary literature through the lens of neoliberalism's economic, social, and cultural ascendance. Bringing together accessible and provocative essays from top literary scholars, this innovative collection examines neoliberalism's influence on literary theory and methodology, literary form, literary representation, and literary institutions. A four-phase approach to the historical emergence of neoliberalism from the early 1970s to the present helps to clarify the complexity of the relationship between neoliberalism and literary culture. Layering that history over the diverse changes in a US-Anglo literary field that has moved away from postmodern forms and sensibilities, the book argues that many literary developments, including the return to realism, the rise of the memoir, the embrace of New Materialist theory, and the pursuit of aesthetic autonomy, make more coherent sense when viewed in light of neoliberalism's ever-increasing expansion into the cultural sphere. The essays gathered here engage a diverse range of theorists ... to address the reciprocal relationship between neoliberalism and conceptual fields such as biopolitics, affect, phenomenology, ecology, and new materialist ontology." --
- 9781421423104 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1421423103 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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