Sarah Wasserman is assistant professor of English at the University of Delaware, where she teaches courses on 20th- and 21st-century American literature, material culture studies, literary theory, and media studies. She is currently finishing her first book, The Death of Things: Ephemera in America, which examines literary representations of ephemeral objects in American culture from the beginning of the twentieth century until today. Her work appears in Contemporary Literature, Post45, Modern Fiction Studies, The Journal of American Studies, and Literature Compass. She co-edited Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age (2015) and curates the “Thing Theory and Literary Studies” colloquy on the Stanford Arcade website.
The Return of the Return of the Repressed
“Peele wants to make clear just how long a nation can delude itself about what’s real.” Sarah Wasserman and Kinohi Nishikawa review “Us.”...