Neoliberalism and American Literature

20 – 21 February 2015

Speakers included: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin) Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois at Chicago),Donald Pease (Dartmouth College), Stephen Shapiro (University of Warwick)

THIS NEEDS A SHORT REPORT FROM LIAM

How has American literature responded to the political, economic and cultural dominance of neoliberalism? What does neoliberalism mean for practices of writing, reading, and selling books? This conference will focus on the production, form and consumption of literature under conditions of neoliberalism.

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