Project

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

Duration
01 October 2010 → 31 December 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Language studies
    • Literary studies
Keywords
trauma loss affect subjectivity agency novel melancholia literature
 
Project description

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.