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Mathies Græsborg Aarhus

20162018
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Research information

In my PhD project “Literature in Solidarity: Unemployment and Class Feelings in Contemporary Fiction”, I analyze changing conceptions of unemployment in contemporary society with a special focus on affective experience. How does it feel to be unemployed today? What role does unemployment have in our cultural imaginary? How does the experience of unemployment change in precarious times where unemployment is more readily looming and ever-present? And, more broadly speaking, how do feelings such as shame, anxiety and nostalgia work in relation to class and social stratification. Drawing on theories from the recent affective turn in cultural studies and the social sciences, the project seeks to answer two overall questions: 1. How can we conceptualize the contemporary experience of unemployment combining class studies and affect theory? 2. How can literature be said to produce solidarity and the grounds for new affective communities?

Research areas

British and American Literature after 1900. Affect Theory. Working-Class Fiction. New Social Movements. Avant-Garde Studies.

Research Output 2016 2018

  • 3 Journal article
  • 1 Book chapter

Skammen og dens brødre: Arbejdsløshed, maskulinitet og klasseskam

Aarhus, M. G., 2018, In : K & K. 46, 125, p. 179-198

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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The Skinnebach Effect: Towards a Poetic Institutional Critique

Aarhus, M. G., 2018, (Accepted/In press) A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1975-. Brill

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Nedrykningsfortællinger

Aarhus, M. G., 16 Dec 2016, In : Atlas. 4

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

Open Access

Relaxing the Avant-Garde: Tan Lin and the Language-Oriented Tradition

Aarhus, M. G., 2016, In : Symploke. 24, 1-2, p. 293 - 307

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2012 2019

Cultural Production and the Redundancy of Work: Precarity, Automation, Critique

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus (Lecturer)
26 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Raymond Williams Society Annual Conference

Bryan Yazell (Organizer), Emily J. Hogg (Organizer), Mathies Græsborg Aarhus (Organizer)
26. Apr 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Nedrykningsfortællinger

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus (Lecturer)
14 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Class Feeling

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus (Panel member)
7 Mar 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

ACLA 2019 - Affects of Class

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus (Organizer)
7 Mar 201910 Mar 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Teaching & Supervision

British literature after 1922

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus

01/02/201731/07/2017

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Democratic Experiments in American Literature

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus

01/01/201631/07/2016

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Literature in English: Text, Criticism and Canon

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus

01/09/201731/12/2017

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching

Social Class and Nostalgia in Trump’s America

Mathies Græsborg Aarhus

01/02/201931/07/2019

Course: Teaching and supervisionTeaching