Patrick Kimutis is a Unit-affiliated graduate student and a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English. Patrick’s dissertation project explores the political and ethical dimensions of anti-fascism and anti-authoritarianism in experimental fiction in the wake of the Second World War. It argues that literary modernism continued after the war in a modified form that often emphasized a sparse, fragmentary aesthetic, and that this shift was in part a response to rising global authoritarianism and the traumas of the war. Patrick’s work draws on biopolitical, psychoanalytic, and Frankfurt School theory, among others.
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