James Gifford

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James works on genre fiction, transatlantic modernism (British, American, Irish, & Canadian literature), prose & poetry, media studies, cultural studies, anarchism, radical political thought, & opera.

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I’ve made a terrible mistake… As a scholar of modernist literature, the idea of reading monsters isn’t surprising. We accustom ourselves to knowing the great figures of our academic discipline can also be monsters. Some brilliant scholars play coy about Ezra Pound’s fascism and awareness of the atrocities of Nazi concentration camps and genocide, but I believe Matthew Fel

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