2020 Program Sessions

025. After Work? Writing, Class, and Labor

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Jan 9, 2020 (US - Pacific)

Sheraton - Ravenna C

Session Information


1: Work, Poverty, and Responsibility in J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and Sarah Smarsh’s Heartland

John David Zuern, U of Hawai‘i, Mānoa

2: After Work? Working-Class Literature and the Idea of Labor

Ben Clarke, U of North Carolina, Greensboro

3: Accumulation of Misery: Unemployment and Insanity in Working-Class Fiction

Emily Rich, U of California, Davis

4: Milking the Clock: The Ironic Performance of Labor in The Pale King

Thomas Winningham III, U of Southern California