By appointment only.
Alison Shonkwiler received her Ph.D. in English from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and her B.A. from Amherst College. She is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Penn Humanities Forum for 2010-2011. Her research interests include twentieth-century American literature, contemporary fiction and nonfiction, the fate of the novel, and the intersection of literature, economics, and the global marketplace. She is at work on a book titled The Financial Imaginary: Abstract Capitalism and the Limits of Realism, which compares realisms in American novels of the late nineteenth and late twentieth centuries. She has taught at Rutgers University and Cornell University.