Emma Woodhead a first year PhD student at the University of Lincoln, researching the short stories of George Saunders and his representation of the American Working Class. She specialise in contemporary American fiction, with a focus on New Sincerity writers.

(Re)Constructing the Past in George Saunders’ “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline”

The American Civil War (1861-1865), which cleaved the country into two halves, the North and South, is known as one of the most violent, tumultuous, divisive events in American history. Yet, instead of reflecting the actual brutally violent realities of the country’s past, the war is reconstituted in America’s collective… Continue reading