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dc.contributor.advisorMarks, Clifford
dc.contributor.authorHart, Kayley
dc.date2020-05-14
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-15T14:46:50Z
dc.date.available2020-05-15T14:46:50Z
dc.description2020 Spring
dc.description.abstractHumans crave sincerity. We want vulnerable, intimate human connections, and many of us try to find it in literature, poetry, movies, etc. In the 1990s, a literary movement called “New Sincerity” erupted, encouraging vulnerable connections between writer and reader. While the movement was short-lived and controversial, I believe sincerity is still prevalent as a contemporary cultural ethos, found in poetry, film, and even politics. Social media has aided in the publication of sincere contemporary poetry, but also offers a platform for hyperreal performances like that of President Trump, who capitalizes on a rhetoric of sincerity for political credibility. Examining work by David Foster Wallace, Mira Gonzalez, President Trump, and Wes Anderson, my goal in this project is to understand the characteristics of the New Sincerity movement, and the political and cultural implications of the emergence of media that embraces sincerity and kindness instead of cynicism.
dc.description.tableofcontentsHonors Department and English Honors Department at the University of Wyoming
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11919/7114
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherUniversity of Wyoming. Libraries
dc.subjectNew Sincerity
dc.subjectDavid Foster Wallace
dc.subjectIrony
dc.subjectSincerity
dc.subjectTwitter
dc.subjectSimulacrum
dc.subjectHyperreality
dc.subjectMira Gonzalez
dc.subjectDavid Berman
dc.subjectPostmodernism
dc.titleSincerity and Hyperreality: The New Sincerity Ethos
dc.typeText
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish


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