Date of Degree
Nancy K. Miller
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Literature in English, North America | Nonfiction
social movements, new media, reproductive politics, sexual politics
This dissertation chronicles a profound recent shift within the US political left from an essentially backward-looking orientation to one marked by an unfamiliar sense of timeliness. Presented chronologically, the essays included here approach the vertiginous American political landscape since 2016 through readings of cultural phenomena from Bernie Sanders’s short-lived career as an experimental writer to Caitlyn Jenner’s reality show. They make up a Trump-era diary haunted by the ghosts of twentieth-century social movements and an intellectual coming-of-age story about growing up at the end of the end of history.
Brostoff, Marissa, "Missing Time: Remembrances of History’s Return" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.