Elysia Balavage




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Specialty: Writing Program Faculty

Elysia Balavage is an Anisfield-Wolf fellow, and teaches courses on power structures, intersectionality, and human experience. Her research interests include transnational modernist readings of nihilistic ideas and imagery as well as the relationship between food and working-class spaces in modernist-era British literature. Her chapter on “Orwell and Food” is forthcoming in George Orwell in Context (Cambridge UP) and her work appears in the Review of English Studies, the Journal of Modern Literature, Modernism/Modernity, and others. Her book project, “Hope and Nothing: Modernism’s Optimistic Nihilism,” looks at the ways in which modernist authors draw upon hopeful nihilism to rhetorically situate images of vacancy as provisional and fruitful.