Sean O’Brien is lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. His research has appeared in Cultural Critique, Discourse, Science Fiction Studies, Vector, and Bloomsbury’s Companion to Marx. He is currently at work on his first book, Precarity and the Historicity of the Present: American Culture from Boom to Crisis.
The Freedom Not to Choose: Sylvain Neuvel’s “The Test”
What Sylvain Neuvel's "The Test" makes plain is that there’s nothing inherently liberating about choice....