Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
Jennifer Fleissner teaches English at Indiana University, Bloomington. She is the author of Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of American Naturalism (University of Chicago Press, 2004). Her book Maladies of the Will: The American Novel and the Modernity Problem is forthcoming in 2022 from the University of Chicago Press.