Programme

Panel A: Time, Futurity, Periods and Phases (1:15-3:15)

‘Death, disposability and the eclipse of the future in the writings of Jesmyn Ward’ – Anna Hartnell (Birkbeck)

‘Neoliberalism’s Third Wave: The Digital Age of Large-Scale Customisation’ – Stephen Shapiro (Warwick)

‘Colson Whitehead’s Zone One and the No Future of Neoliberalism’- Diletta De Cristofaro (Birmingham)

‘Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge and the Periodization of Neoliberalism’- Arin Keeble (Edinburgh Napier)

Panel B: Genres and Forms (3:30-5:30)

‘Helen DeWitt’s Some Trick and the Rise of Market Metafiction’- Paul Crosthwaite (Edinburgh)

‘The General Strike and the Road Novel’- Myka Tucker-Abramson (Warwick)

‘”This oil thing touches everything”: Crime Fiction and the Neoliberal Energy Regime’- Sharae Deckard (University College Dublin)

‘”There is no Promised Land”: Sin, Power and Order in Rivers Solomon’s An Unkindness of Ghosts‘- Elsa Bouet (Edinburgh Napier)

Book Launch (5:30-6:30)

Diletta De Cristofaro, The Contemporary Post-Apocalyptic Novel: Critical Temporalities and the End Times (London: Bloomsbury, 2019).

Paul Crosthwaite, The Market Logics of Contemporary Fiction (Cambridge: CUP, 2019).

Arin Keeble, Narratives of Hurricane Katrina in Context: Literature, Film and Television (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019).

Liam Kennedy and Stephen Shapiro (eds.), Neoliberalism and Contemporary American Literature (New Hampshire: Dartmouth College Press, 2019).

Sharae Deckard and Stephen Shapiro (eds.), World Literature, Neoliberalism, and the Culture of Discontent (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2019).

Myka Tucker-Abramson, Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism(New York: Fordham University Press, 2018).

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