19th and 20th Century literature (American, English and Italian), children’s literature, service learning.
Postcolonial Literature, Interdisciplinary Adaptations, Australian and Canadian Literature, 20th Century Literature
Oceans, media theory, environmental humanities, science fiction, 20th century literature, materiality
contemporary American poetry, 19th and 20th century literatures, feminist theory, queer theory, gender studies, 20th century feminist and queer visual cultures
20th Century Literature, Modernist Studies, Fairy Tale and Myth, Mystery and Detective Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Cinema Studies, Museum Studies
Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, E.E. Cummings, modernism and the arts, music and poetry, American 20th century literature, modernist poetry, literature and the digital age.
Contemporary Spanish Literature. Contemporary Spain. 18th, 19th and 20th Century Literature in Spain. Cadalso, Goya and Larra. Continental Western Philosophy, Philosophy in relation to literature. Frankfurt’s School and post-marxisms.
Television/Visual Culture, Film Studies, 20th Century Literature, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Youth/Teenage Culture, Subculture, Popular Culture, Urban Studies, Comic/Sequential Art, Popular Music, Feminism, Cultural Geography, Poststructuralism, Material Culture, Gender/Queer Studies, Critical Theory, African American Studies
Marcos Norris is a PhD candidate and Crown Fellow at Loyola University Chicago. His research focuses on 20th century literature, continental philosophy, and secularization. His dissertation, “Hemingway, Sartre, and the Secularization of Religious Belief,” argues that both authors have, what contemporary political philosopher Giorgio Agamben calls, a secularized theological view of moral decision making. Norris is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and the co-editor of Agamben and the Existentialists, to be published by Edinburgh University Press.
My current research project seeks to use fiction as a tool to consider the extent to which economic cultures inform social subjectivity. Drawing on novels, both pre- and post-2008 crash, from authors including Joshua Ferris, David Foster Wallace, Edward P. Jones, Evan Dara and Jonathan Franzen, I aim to map a trend in a number of contemporary American texts across the apex and crisis of neo-liberalism. This trend, I argue, represents a contesting tension between selfhood and national-global economics. By working along this unstable fault-line – where self, region, nation, world, and economics collapse into each other – I intend to generate an innovative methodology for considering American culture both in light of the present economic crisis as well in view of the interface of fiction and economics more generally.( Joshua Ferris, David Foster Wallace, Jonathan Franzen, Edward P. Jones, Evan Dara, 20th Century Literature, 21st Century Literature )