Backlash Realism: The American Novel during the Long 1980s

Studer, Seth.


  • Abstract: Backlash Realism studies the limits of the novel: what can and cannot be represented in a novel, given the historico-structural architecture of the genre? How elastic is the genre? Where is its horizon? This dissertation focuses these questions by examining a specific literary-historical moment: the American novel during the waning years of postmodernism, a period I designate as "the lon... read more
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