Anne McConnell, Ph.D.

Anne McConnell earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado. She specialized in 20th century European and Hispanic literature and critical theory. McConnell published her first book, Approaching Disappearance, at Dalkey Archive Press in 2013, which focuses on the work French writer Maurice Blanchot.  Since then, with the support of grants from the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State University, McConnell is completing her second book, Stepping Off the Edge, which will be published in 2019.  The book addresses the question of literary edges and endings in contemporary works of literature from France, the United States, Canada, and Latin America.  The book includes discussion of nine different authors, including Anne Carson, Marie NDiaye, Paul Auster, and Cesar Aira.  In the interim, she has published a paper, "Writing the End of Relation:  Marguerite Duras's La Maladie de la mort, Maggie Nelson's Bluets, and Lydia Davis's The End of the Story," which will appear in the Fall 2018 issue of Comparative Literature Studies.

McConnell teaches world literature, literary criticism, and writing at West Virginia State University.
Anne McConnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tuesday: 11:00 - 12:15, 2:00 - 4:00
Thursday: 8:15 - 9:15; 11:00 - 12:15
​Friday: by appointment
Hill Hall 205
Phone: (304) 766-3073
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