Skip to main navigation menu Skip to main content Skip to site footer


Vol. 45 No. 2 (2021): Special Issue: Neoliberal Environments

“How Do I Live in a World that Hates Me?”: The Emotional Ecology of Neoliberalism in Nikki Reimer’s Downverse

July 13, 2021


  1. Ahmed, Sara. The Promise of Happiness. Duke UP, 2010.
  2. Ball, Jonathan. “Downverse (Nikki Reimer).” Writing the Wrong Way,
  3. Berlant, Lauren. Cruel Optimism. Duke UP, 2010.
  4. Brown, Wendy. Edgework: Critical Essays on Knowledge and Politics. Princeton UP, 2005.
  5. Brown, Wendy. Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. MIT P, 2015.
  6. Dean, Jodi. Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive. Polity, 2010.
  7. Dean, Jodi. Crowds and Party. Verso, 2016.
  8. Dean, Jodi. Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics. Duke UP, 2009.
  9. Derksen, Jeff. Annihilated Time: Poetry and Other Politics. Talonbooks, 2009.
  10. Dworkin, Craig, and Kenneth Goldsmith. Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing. Northwestern UP, 2011.
  11. Foucault, Michel. The Birth of Biopolitics: Lectures at the College de France 1978-1979. Translated by Graham Burchell, Picador, 2004.
  12. Grewal, Inderpal. Saving the Security State: Exceptional Citizens in Twenty-First-Century America. Duke UP, 2017.
  13. Kim, Myung Mi, and Christanne Miller. Introduction. Poetics and Precarity, edited by Myung Mi Kim and Christanne Miller, SUNY UP, 2018, pp. xi-xxii.
  14. LeBlanc, Dominic. “Harper to Shut Down Parliament.” Globe and Mail, 30 Dec. 2009,
  15. mclennan, rob. “A Short Interview with Nikki Reimer.” Jacket2, 18 Jan. 2015,
  16. Reimer, Nikki. Downverse. Talonbooks, 2014.
  17. Ruti, Mari. Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings. Columbia UP, 2018.
  18. Schmidt, Christopher. The Poetics of Waste: Queer Excess in Stein, Ashbery, Schuyler, and Goldsmith. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
  19. Siklosi, Kate. “Hot and Bothered: Or How I Fell In and Out of Love with Conceptualism.” Town Crier, 1 May 2017,