Anne McConnell, Ph.D.

Anne McConnell earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado. She specializes in 20th and 21st century literature and critical theory from France, Latin America, and the United States. McConnell published her first book, Approaching Disappearance, at Dalkey Archive Press in 2013, which focuses on the work of French writer Maurice Blanchot.  Since then, with the support of grants from the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State University, McConnell has completed her second book, Stepping Off the Edge, which will be published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2020.  The book addresses the question of literary edges and endings in contemporary literature, including works by Anne Carson, Marie NDiaye, Paul Auster, Marguerite Duras, and Cesar Aira.  See CV for additional publications and conferences presentations.
McConnell teaches world literature, literary criticism, and writing at West Virginia State University.
Anne McConnell, Ph.D.
Tuesday: 1:30 - 3:00
Thursday: 8:15 - 9:15; 12:30 - 3:00
​Friday: by appointment
Hill Hall 205
Phone: (304) 766-3073
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