Languages and Literature, University of Warwick
The metamodernist literary trend embraces oscillation – between authenticity and irony, assurance and anxiety, traditional and experimental narrative forms. I aim to research this trend, and how it may be valuable to understanding contemporary contexts, through practice. My novel will follow the story of a young woman returning to Lebanon, her father’s home country, to research a virus that changes sufferers’ perceptions of time. Meanwhile, the UK will be responding to mounting climate crises by reverting to nostalgia for a lost ‘Golden Age’.