American Brutalities: Lynching and Spectatorship in Nineteenth Century American Literature

Vincent Basso

University of New Mexico

Vincent Basso, a doctoral candidate, focuses on American literary studies of the long 19th century with specializations in early American literature, literary theory, comics studies, critical ethnography (child welfare, mental health, and addiction), and poetry and poetics. His dissertation focuses on the aesthetics of environment and the literature and cultural politics of addiction in the Progressive era. 


Vincent Basso extends our conversation to the experiences of men of color in Western climates. His scholarship confronts the iconic legacy of lynching through several historical events and texts published in the later half of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Vincent Basso (University of New Mexico)

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P03 » Western Climates: Brutality, Dismemberment, and Normative Disruptions in the American West (08:30 - Thursday, 22nd March, Enchantment B)

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