Chad Hegelmeyer is a postdoctoral fellow in the English department at NYU, where he also received his PhD in 2020. His dissertation, "Reading for Accuracy: Fact-Checking and American Literature," examines the fact-checking of poetry, fiction, and literary journalism at major American magazines since the 1930s, arguing that these peculiar practices belong to a more pervasive, critically neglected concern with factual accuracy in American literature. His current research explores literary production as a form of institutional labor and editing as a persistent challenge to theoretical notions of authorial and aesthetic autonomy. Annotation, editing, and censorship form a core preoccupation of his work as practices that reveal the unstable boundaries between writing and reading, artistic production and knowledge work. His other research interests include narrative theory, verisimilitude and fictionality, autobiography, ghostwriting, linguistic pragmatics, and literature of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
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