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Alexander Ruch

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Alexander Ruch's research and teaching focus on twentieth-century literature, intersections of literature and philosophy, engaged writing, and the fantastic. His book project, Immutable Worlds: Afterlife Fiction in the Twentieth Century, brings these interests together, analyzing a turn to secularized representation of the afterlife in mid-twentieth century fiction and drama as a way of registering and contesting a loss of faith in transformative action upon the world. He has also published articles on Simone de Beauvoir's travel writing and Wyndham Lewis's writings on corporate patronage, and edited (with Rodger Frey) the 2006 special issue of Polygraph: "Biopolitics, Narrative, Temporality."

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000