Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities
2007—2008 Forum on Origins
Assistant Professor, Indiana University
Glamour in 6 Dimensions
Glamour in 6 Dimensions explores glamour as an essential aesthetic mode of both literary and cultural production during the modernist period. It links glamour to a range of critical issues pertinent to modernist scholarship today: the rise of commodity culture, the proliferation of scopic and reproductive technologies, the representation of gendered and racial identities, and the tension between notions of authenticity and originality and those of artifice and reproduction. Prof. Brown concentrates on the British and American literature and culture that emerged between the turn of the nineteenth century and the late 1930s, although her conclusions speak for a greater cultural shift from the transcendent vision of art, language, and human possibility-that is, the profound belief in authenticity-of the eighteenth century, to the era of modernism.