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Seth McKelvey received his Ph.D. Southern Methodist University. He specializes in 20th and 21st century American literature, with a particular interest in anarchist politics and economics. He is currently finishing his book, No Exit: The Poetics of Escape in Postmodernist and Contemporary American Literature, which considers how literary formal and thematic concerns over the past fifty years have been inflected by to imagine political philosophy’s unimaginable—escape from representation within the state.
“Beyond Protest: Contemporary Poetics of Voice and Exit”, forthcoming at American Literature
“Unstate: Disarticulating State Knowledge and Joan Didion’s Democracy”, forthcoming at Journal of Modern Literature
“‘But one kind’ of Life: Thoreau’s Subjective Theory of Value in Walden”, Nineteenth-Century Literature (March 2016)
Last Updated: January 22, 2020