‘The Quest for Interpretive Agency’: ‘Zoomxiety’ and the Realm of Literature

Authors

  • Sadie Barker Concordia University

Abstract

This paper considers the implications of the ever-popular neoligism, ‘zoomxiety,’ in relation to literary cultural production. With books clubs, poetry readings, and conferences moving online, this paper utilizes the contemporary circumstances to examine the shifting material conditions and constitution of literary culture, but too, to think about, as Sianne Ngai has suggested, the affordances of ‘ugly feelings’ to expand the project of literary criticism.

Published

2021-10-22

Issue

Section

Opinions & Notes