Anoop Mirpuri G'19

Anoop  Mirpuri
Associate Professor
English
Portland State University
last updated: 7/22/2019

ACLS Project Development Grants 2019
Associate Professor
English
Portland State University
Criticism and Interpretation in the Age of Mass Incarceration

This project examines the relation between US prison growth, neoliberalism, and the construction of the prisoner in liberal public culture since the late 1960s. It offers a cultural materialist history of the rise of prison literature as a category of scholarship and publication. In the process, it elaborates a new conceptual framework for reading the archive of un-freedom called “abolitionist cultural studies.” The grant will support the manuscript’s development during the summer of 2019.