Cassandra B. Lerer

Cohort Year: 2020
Research Interests: Marxist theory, fantastika in literature and culture, political aesthetics, 20th Century literature
Education: B.A. University of the Philippines Diliman, 2014; M.A., King’s College London, 2017


My research explores the constellation between political struggle, critical theory, and inscriptions of “the Fantastic” in genre and high cultural texts across the long 20th century. I am interested in the ways that writers like Robert Aickman, Anna Kavan, and Walter de la Mare deploy the fantastic to reorient our received understandings of modernism and modernity.