Chris Gortmaker

C Gortmaker
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Modernism, Marxism, genre criticism, history of aesthetics, African-American literature, Hegel studies, literary impressionism, concrete art and poetry.


Chris is completing a dissertation that explores how literary modernism's horizon of aesthetic autonomy emerges and persists, from the late-nineteenth century to present, within cultural forms subsumed by the market.