About

I am an Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of North Georgia. My research and teaching interests include modernism and modernist studies, African-American literature, intellectual history, transnational periodicals, and critical theory.

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My current book project, Liberal Modernism, tracks a mutually formative relationship between modernist culture and liberal intellectuals in the United States from the 1930s into the 1960s. As it moves through major intellectual episodes in American liberal culture, the project shows how modernist form engaged enduring problems in liberal political theory and practice: corporate personhood, reproductive rights, “color-blind” law, social documentaries, tragic form, and political style.

Please feel free to reach out with questions about my research or teaching, or any other inquiries, by email at ian.afflerbach@ung.edu

You can also visit my academia.edu page at https://northgeorgia.academia.edu/IanAfflerbach