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Carey Mickalites


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Ph.D, 2005, Michigan State University

Academic Summary

Carey Mickalites's teaching and research focus on modernism, twentieth-century and contemporary British fiction, and critical and cultural theory. Most of his publications analyze literature together with the social and institutional conditions through which it circulates and accrues cultural value. His first book, Modernism and Market Fantasy, demonstrated how British writers from the period sought to transform the irrational functions of modern capitalism—seen in finance and investment, advertising and commercial spectacle—into their own critical and aesthetic designs. He is currently working on a book about contemporary literary celebrity and what it can teach us about the field of literature in our age of neoliberal capitalism and multinational corporate publishing.

Select Publications

  • "'Enemies Within': Pat Barker's Great War and Margaret Thatcher's New Right," College Literature (forthcoming). 
  • "Kazuo Ishiguro and the Remains of Empire," Critique 60.1 (June 2018): 111-124. 
  • "Joyce and British Finance Law: Adrift on the Waters of International Investment," in Joyce and the Law, Jonathan Goldman, ed., Gainseville: University Press of Florida, 2017. 
  • "Martin Amis's Money: Negotiations with Literary Celebrity." Postmodern Culture 24.1
    (September 2013). Web.
  • "Celebrity Modernism." Review of Jonathan Goldman, Modernism is the Literature of Celebrity
    (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2011). Journal of Modern Literature 36.4 (Summer 2013): 157-60.
  • Modernism and Market Fantasy: British Fictions of Capital, 1910 - 1939. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2012.
  • "Fairies and a Flâneur: J. M. Barrie's Commercial Figure of the Child." Criticism 54.1 (winter 2012): 1-27.
  • "Manhattan Transfer, Spectacular Time, and the Outmoded." Arizona Quarterly 67.4 (winter 2011): 59-82.
  • "The Abject Textuality of The Secret Agent." Criticism 50.3. (2008): 501-526.
  • "Dubliners' IOU: The Aesthetics of Exchange in 'After the Race' and 'Two Gallants'." Journal of Modern Literature 30.2 (2007): 121-138.
  • "The Good Soldier and Capital's Interiority Complex." Studies in the Novel 38.3 (Fall 2006): 286-301.