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Dr Joanna Freer

Research interests

My primary area of research interest is post-WWII American literature, in particular formally-experimental prose, political fiction (especially 'oppositional' postmodernism), Native American literature, and utopian and dystopian fiction. Theoretically, my research is informed by postmodern theory, poststructuralism, ecocriticism; by theories of the local and the global, postcolonial and decolonial, affect, gender and sex; and by work in sociology, history and economics.

I am currently working on a monograph on the formal and political Anarchism of work by Kathy Acker, Thomas Pynchon, Toni Cade Bambara, Ishmael Reed, and Gerald Vizenor.