I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at Boston College. My research investigates the politics of aesthetics and pays particular attention to questions of form in modernism. I am especially interested in aesthetic autonomy, literary responses to major historical events, and the politics of historiography. My dissertation, “Modernity against Itself,” is predominantly informed by the theoretical intersection of Marxism and psychoanalysis. Focusing mainly on Wyndham Lewis, Virginia Woolf, Hope Mirrlees, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce, “Modernity against Itself” traces the ways that modernism was simultaneously related to and antagonistic to capitalist modernity.