Political Machinations: The Climate of American Radicalism

Sindzinski, Abigail, English - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Krentz, Christopher, Department of English, University of Virginia

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: When we consider what is loosely deemed the postmodern or contemporary period in American literature, it is often from the perspective of so-called metafiction. Academics and others point to writers on the order of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo as hallmarks of the former. Recent scholarship shows renewed interest in the period; Amy Hungerford’s 2008 essay “On the Period Formerly Known as Contemporary,” and Gordon Hutner’s response argue its need for scholarly evaluation.

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