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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017


Abeer Fahim
University of Sharjah (Sharjah, UAE)

Abeer Fahim is an Assistant Professor of English at the American University of Sharjah. She did a PhD on technology and embodiment in the fiction of Thomas Pynchon and Don DeLillo at Durham University, England. She is interested in phenomenological perspectives to the body and the connection between technology and the body. She is also particularly interested in the field of the Medical Humanities. She presented papers at the American Literature Association Conferences in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Boston. In 2015, she presented a paper at Oxford University on medicine in DeLillo's fiction at the Phenomenology and Health symposium. In 2016, she presented a paper at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference at Harvard University. This will be her third time presenting at International Pynchon Week. In the summer of 2014, she participated in the Dartmouth Futures of American Studies Institute. She has a published article on vision in Don DeLillo's Point Omega and a forthcoming article on embodiment in Kurt Vonnegut's Slapstick.

This presentation is part of the panel THE NEW OUT OF THE OLD with Simon de Bourcier | Abeer Fahim | Thoren Opitz and scheduled in the Hôtel Fleuriau: Tuesday 6 June, from 10:45 to 12:15, chaired by Christian Hänggi.