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. The book focuses on the work French writer Maurice Blanchot, and also engages short works by Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and Nathalie Sarraute. 

McConnell's most recent research and writing considers specific works of contemporary literature from France, Latin America, Canada, and The U.S.  In the spring of 2017, McConnell earned a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council in support of the writing of her second book.  That book engages works from contemporary writers such as Anne Carson, Maggie Nelson, Paul Auster, Cesar Aira, Lydia Davis, and Marie NDiaye. 
At WVSU, McConnell teaches the cycle of world literature courses, literary criticism and critical theory, and composition.  From time to time, she also teaches senior seminar and women writers.
Anne McConnell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tuesday: 1:30 - 3:00
Thursday: 8:15 - 9:15; 1:30 - 3:00
​Friday: 9:00 - 11:00
Hill Hall 205
Phone: (304) 766-3073
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