Anna Ioanes

Brittain Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
  • Writing and Communication Program
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Anna Ioanes considers the relationship between racial, gender, and sexual identity and the phenomenology of reading. Focusing on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American fiction, her work foregrounds the relationship between aesthetics and affect. Her current book project, Senseless Violence: Feeling and Form in Contemporary America, considers the formal strategies contemporary authors use to inflict a kind of violence on readers. Arguing that such strategies foreground the contingent and troubling relationship between identity and affect, the project links representations of affect (including disgust, shock, and shame) in the text to affect in readers. Material from this project appears in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

  • PhD in English, University of Virginia
  • BA in Literature, Duke University
Areas of
  • Aesthetics
  • Affect Theory
  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Critical Theory
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender And Sexuality
  • Phenomenology
  • Postmodernism
  • The Avant-garde
  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II