Irving Goh, 2022–23 | National Humanities Center

Irving Goh (NHC Fellow, 2022–23)

Project Title

Living on after Failure

National University of Singapore

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2022–23

Irving Goh worked on the remaining two chapters of his book manuscript, Living On After Failure, “Flopping to Sleep: The Failures of Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation,” and “Drifting in a World of Failures: From Roland Barthes’s Neutral to Rachel Cusk’s Outline Trilogy.” Aside from work on his book manuscript, he also published the edited volume Jean-Luc Nancy Among the Philosophers (Fordham University Press) and the article “Affective Consisting in Lispector’s An Apprenticeship or the Book of Pleasures” in Angelaki 28(2) in 2023. Two other articles written at the NHC, “Shared Unshareability, or the Melodrama of Living on after Failure in Yiyun Li” and “The Melancholic Genius without Melancholia of Jean-Luc Nancy, or Toward a Reparative Genius,” are forthcoming respectively with Modern Fiction Studies and Cultural Politics.