Annie McClanahan

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Associate Professor, English
School of Humanities

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010, English

Email: annie.mcc@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
302 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code: 2650
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Contemporary American literature and culture; Economic thought and history; Marxist theory; Theory of the novel
Academic Distinctions
Institute for Research in the Humanities, UW-Madison, System Fellow, 2016
Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee, Faculty Fellow, 2013-14
Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, Faculty Fellow, 2012-13
Appointments
Humanities Center, Harvard University, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2011
Research Abstract
My first book, Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture explores the ways that U.S. culture—from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies—responded to the collapse of the financialized consumer credit economy in 2008. I'm also working on two new projects. The first is about cultural representations of contemporary work, especially tipwork, gigwork, and automatable professional-managerial work. The second is a cultural history of the rise of microeconomics and methodological individualism, taking the measure of microeconomics’ influence on critical and political theory across the long-20th century.
Publications
Book

Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture Stanford University Press (Post*45 series), November 2016.
Co-winner of the 2016 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Best Book of 2016 Prize
 
Essays and Chapters

"The Novelistic Individual in the Age of Microeconomics.” Timelines of American Literature. Eds. Cody Marrs and Christopher Hager (Johns Hopkins UP). Forthcoming 2019.

"Secular Stagnation and the Discourse of Reproductive Limit" The Routledge Companion to Literature and Economics Eds. Matthew Seybold and Michelle Chihara (Routledge). 2018.

"On Becoming Non-Economic: Human Capital Theory and Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos. theory and event. April 2017.

"Financialization.” Transitions in American Literature: 2000-2010 Ed. Rachel Greenwald Smith (Cambridge UP). 2017.

"Introduction: Fictions of Speculation.” Co-authored with Hamilton Carroll. Journal of American Studies (Special issue: "Fictions of Speculation”) 49.4 (November 2015): 655-661.

"Bad Credit: The Character of Credit Scoring.” Representations (Special issue: "Financialization and the Culture Industry”) 126.1 (Spring 2014): 31-57.

"Investing in the Future: Finance Capital’s Philosophy of History.” The Journal of Cultural Economy (Special issue: "The Fictions of Finance”) 6.1 (January 2013): 78-93.

"Dead Pledges: Debt, Horror, and Credit Crisis.” Post-45: Peer Reviewed (April 2012), online.

"The Living Indebted: Student Militancy and the Financialization of Debt.” qui parle. 20.1 (Fall/Winter 2011): 57-77. Translated and reprinted in De la nueva miseria: la universidad in crisis, Ed. Joseba Fernandez (Madrid: Ediciones Akal, 2013).

"Coming Due: Accounting for Debt, Counting on Crisis.” South Atlantic Quarterly 110.2 (March 2011): 539-545.

"Future’s Shock: Preemption, Plausibility, and the Fiction of 9/11.” symploke 17.1-2 (November 2009): 41-62.

Book Reviews and Public Writing

"Life Without Parole: On Phil Neel's Hinterland and Jackie Wang's Carceral Capitalism." COMMUNE (Winter 2018).

"De te fabula narratur: On Arne De Boever's Finance Fictions: Realism and Psychosis in a Time of Economic Crisis." Critical Inquiry (Fall 2018).

"Stop Calling Millennials the Facebook Generation. They're the Student Loan Generation." Forward (August 8, 2017).

"The Wrong Side of History: On the Yale Unionization Efforts" Los Angeles Review of Books (May 16, 2017).
Last updated
01/08/2019