Research

Adrian Paci, “Moments of Transition” (2016)

Adrian Paci, “Moments of Transition” (2016)

My research interests include post-45 U.S. and Latin American literature, Marxist critical theory and contemporary photography. I’m currently completing a dissertation titled Writing in the Interregnum: Fiction, Form and Neoliberalism. I argue for periodizing contemporary cultural production in relation to the long crisis of the 1970s, which radically restructured the economic world-system. Inside of this period, which I recognize as an interregnum—a historical moment marked by the erosion of the postwar liberal compact with no viable alternative in sight—the work of César Aira, Roberto Bolaño, Francisco Goldman, Karen Tei Yamashita and Juan Villoro, among others, encodes the indeterminacy of the present and the necessity of imagining democratic alternatives to neoliberalism.