*work in progress*

Working bibliography for projects on Metamodernism. This is not intended to be a comprehensive bibliography of all things with the label  “metamodernism” as the term is being used in different ways outside of this scholarship. Decisions made on which sources to include are based on my own research focus and the sources’ contributions to the scholarship that pertains to the description of Metamodernism as a structure of feeling/cultural sensibility. 

Suggestions of sources for consideration can be sent to: katie.anderson@rutgers.edu.  

Peer Reviewed Articles

Baciu, C., Bocoş, M., & Baciu-Urzică, C. (2015). Metamodernism – A Conceptual Foundation. Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences209(C), 33–38. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.11.226

Bentley, N. (2018). Trailing Postmodernism: David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas , Zadie Smith’s NW , and the Metamodern. English Studies, 99 (7), 723–743. http://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2018.1510611

Brunton, J. (2018). Whose (Meta)modernism?: Metamodernism, race, and the politics of failure. Journal of Modern Literature41(3), 60–76. www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jmodelite.41.3.05

Clasquin-Johnson, M. (2017). Towards a metamodern academic study of religion and a more religiously informed metamodernism. HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 73(3), 11. http://doi.org/10.4102/hts.v73i3.4491

Corsa, A. (2018). Grand narratives, Metamodernism, and Global Ethics. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy14(3), 241–272.

Drayton, T. (2019). A silent shout: Metamodern forms of activism in contemporary performance. ArtsPraxis, 5(2), 169-184.  http://research.steinhardt.nyu.edu/scmsAdmin/media/users/cl1097/Drayton_-_A_Silent_Shout_ArtsPraxis_Volume_5_Issue_2.pdf

Eve, M. (2012). Thomas Pynchon, Davvid Foster Wallace and the problems of “Metamodernism”: Post-millennial post-postmodernism? C21 Literature, 1, 7-25. http://www.gylphi.co.uk/ojs/index.php/c21/article/view/155

Farmer, M. (2015). “Cloaked in, like, fifteen layers of irony: The metamodernist sensibility of “Parks and Recreation”. Studies in Popular Culture, 37(2), 103-120.

Fox, M. (2019). Alison Bechdel’s fun home: Queer futurity and the metamodernist memoir. Modern Fiction Studies, 65(3), 511-537. http://doi:10.1353/mfs.2019.0032      

Gibbons, A. (2021). Metamodernism, the Anthropocene, and the Resurgence of Historicity: Ben Lerner’s 10:04 and “The Utopian Glimmer of Fiction.” Critique, 62(2), 137–151. https://doi-org.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/10.1080/00111619.2020.1784828  (added 2/21)

Gibbons, A. (2015). “Take that you intellectuals!” and “kaPOW!”: Adam Thirlwell and the metamodernist future of style. Studia Neophilologica, 87(sup1), 29-43. http://doi.org/10.1080/00393274.2014.981959

Gibbons, A., Vermeulen, T., & van den Akker, R. (2019). Reality beckons: Metamodernist depthiness beyond panfictionality. European Journal of English Studies, 23(2), 172-189. http://doi.org/10.1080/13825577.2019.1640426   

James, D., & Seshagiri, U. (2014). Metamodernism: Narratives of continuity and revolution. PMLA. Publications of the Modern Language Association of America129(1), 87–100. http://doi.org/10.1632/pmla.2014.129.1.87

Kadagishvili, D. (2013). Metamodernism as we perceive it.(QUICK REVIEW)(Report). European Scientific Journal2 SE.

Kersten, D., & Wilbers, U. (2018). Introduction: Metamodernism. English Studies99(7), 719–722. http://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2018.1510657

Lavery, N. (2018). Consciousness and the extended mind in the “metamodernist” novel. English Studies, 99(7), 755-765. http://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2018.1510613

Ondrak, J. (2018). Spectres des monstres: Post-postmodernisms, hauntology and creepypasta narratives as digital fiction. Horror Studies, 9(2), 161-178. http://doi.org/10.1386/HOST.9.2.161_1

Piro, J. S. (2018). Integral education within metamodernism. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 50(14), 1455-1456. http://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2018.1461401

Vermeulen, T., & van den Akker, R. (2010). Notes on metamodernism. Journal of Aesthetics & Culture2(1). http://doi.org/10.3402/jac.v2i0.5677

Vermeulen, T., & van den Akker, R. (2015). Utopia, sort of: A case study in metamodernism. Studia Neophilologica, 87, 55-67. http://doi.org/10.1080/00393274.2014.981964

Yousef, T. (2018). Metamodernism poetics and its manifestations in Billy Collins’s “My hero”. International Journal of Language and Literature, 6(1). http://doi.org/10.15640/ijll.v6n1a8

Special Issues 

In Focus: Metamodernism, (2013), American Book Review34 (4),  https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/27858

Metamodernism, (2018), English Studies, 99 (7), https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/nest20/99/7?nav=tocList


Ceriello, Linda C.. “Metamodern Mysticisms: Narrative encounters with contemporary western secular spiritualities.” (2018) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/103873.

Dumitrescu, A. E. (2014). Towards a Metamodern Literature (Thesis, Doctor of Philosophy). University of Otago.  http://hdl.handle.net/10523/4925

Books and Book Chapters

Ceriello, L. (2018). The big bad and the big “aha!:” Metamodern monsters as transformational figures of instability. In M. Heyes (Ed.), Holy monsters, sacred grotesques (pp. 207-233). New York: Lexington Books.

Ceriello, L. C. (2018). Toward a metamodern reading of spiritual but not religious mysticisms. In W. Parsons (Ed.), Being spiritual but not religious (pp. 200-218) Routledge. http://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315107431/chapters/10.4324/9781315107431-13

Ceriello, L. & Dember, G. (2019). The right to a narrative: Metamodernism, paranormal horror, and agency in The Cabin in the Woods.  In D. Caterine &J. W. Morehead (Eds.) The Paranormal and Popular Culture A Postmodern Religious Landscape, London: Routledge.

Higgs, J. (2019). The metamodern generation (4) in The future starts here : Adventures in the twenty-first century (pp. 119-166). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson.

Hill, V. J. (2020). Metamodernism and Changing Literacy: Emerging Research and Opportunities (pp. 1-225). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-3534-9. (added 2/21)

Nevins, J. (2017). The evolution of the costumed avenger : The 4,000-year history of the superhero. The evolution of the costumed avenger : The 4,000-year history of the superhero (pp. 270-275). Santa Barbara, California: Praeger.

Shenton, A. (2017). For whom the bells toll: Arvo pärt’s passio, metamodernism and the appealing promise of tintinnabulation. In R. Sholl, S. van Maas & ASCA (Eds.), Contemporary music and spirituality (pp. 17-36) http://doi:10.4324/9781315573892

Vermeulen, T. & van den Akker, R. (2011). Metamodernism, history, and the story of Lampe. In R. MagShamhráin, & S.  Strümper-Krobb (Eds.), Yearbook of the association of third-level teachers of German in Ireland,  Konstanz : Hartung-Gorre. http://repository.ubn.ru.nl/handle/2066/143324

van den Akker, R., Gibbons, A., & Vermeulen, T. (2017). Metamodernism : historicity, affect, and depth after postmodernism . London ;: Rowman & Littlefield International.

van den Akker, R., Gibbons, A., Vermeulen, T. (2019). Metamodernism: Period, structure of feeling, and cultural logic – A case study in contemporary autofiction. In Askin, R., Beckman, F. and Rudrum, D (Eds.), New directions in philosophy and literature (pp. 41-54) Edinburgh University Press.  (added 12/14/19)


Web/Electronic Articles (selection)

Ceriello, L. (2020). Metamodernism, Russell Brand and spiritual-but-not-relgious soteriology. Medium.com, retrieved from https://medium.com/what-is-metamodern/metamodernism-russell-brand-and-spiritual-but-not-religious-soteriology-c66ac8515a62

Dember, G. (2019). After postmodernism: Eleven metamodern methods in the arts. Medium.com, retrieved from http://medium.com/what-is-metamodern/after-postmodernism-eleven-metamodern-methods-in-the-arts-767f7b646cae

Dempsey, B. (2014). [Re]construction: Metamodern ‘Transcendence’ and the return of myth. Notes on Metamodernism. http://www.metamodernism.com/2014/10/21/reconstruction-metamodern-transcendence-and-the-return-of-myth/

Hemingway, T. (2018). Irony, control, and distance in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.Offscreen.com, retrieved from http://offscreen.com/view/irony-control-and-distance-in-the-life-aquatic-with-steve-zissou

Leung, S. (2014). Literature review – notes on metamodernism.  https://www.samues.com/wp/2016/03/literature-review/

Pappis, K. (2019). Back to sincerity, hope, and love: Metamodernism in sci-fi. ourculture.com. http://ourculturemag.com/2019/09/14/back-to-sincerity-hope-and-love-metamodernism-in-sci-fi/

Turner, L. (2015). Metamodernism: A brief introduction. Notes on Metamodernism. http://www.metamodernism.com/2015/01/12/metamodernism-a-brief-introduction/

Weil, Elizabeth. 2019. “What do teenagers learn online today? That identity is a work in progress.” The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/13/magazine/internet-teens.html (November 29, 2019).

Vermeulen, T., & van den Akker, R.  (2015). Misunderstandings and clarifications. Notes on Metamodernsim.  http://www.metamodernism.com/2015/06/03/misunderstandings-and-clarifications/


Notes on Metamodernism: http://www.metamodernism.com/

Metamodernist Manifesto: http://www.metamodernism.org/

What is Metamodern?: https://whatismetamodern.com/