Resilience and Collective Action Versus the Empowered Neoliberal Self
[A Panel at NeMLA 2023, Niagra Falls, NY: March 23-26, 2023]
Public and private life in the 21st Century hurts. Our daily doomscroll informs us that our sense of belonging in the world, our values as scholars are fading away from the larger public discourse. Mark Fisher’s notion of “the slow cancellation of the future” echoes a collective feeling that doing just about anything is an act of tremendous resilience. The question is how does resilience echo neoliberalism or reject it?