New in PAPERS: Master’s Thesis Proposal & The Affect of the Freakish in Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love

I’ve updated the PAPERS section of the site with two new pieces.

The first is the proposal for my current master’s thesis project. The project is called Waxing Ornamental: Reading a Poetics of Excess in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Djuna Barnes’s Nightwood, and it’s naturally what’s occupying the majority of my time at the moment.

The second is a paper that I presented last year at the 12th Annual Concordia English Graduate Colloquium, the topic of which was “Gods & Idols: (Ex)Changes of the Sacred and Sanctified.” My paper was called “Conspicuous Absences and Superfluous Presences”: The Affect of the Freakish in Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love, and it discussed the affective techniques employed through Dunn’s construction of bodily “normalities” and “abnormalities” in her cult novel Geek Love.

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