Limited-Term Assistant Professor


Shannon Finck earned her Ph.D. in 20th-century American literature with a secondary emphasis in global postmodern & contemporary literatures from Georgia State University in 2014. She also holds an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Georgia College in Flannery O’Connor’s hometown of Milledgeville, GA. She has published both critical and creative work in such journals as Angelaki, Miranda,  a/b: Autobiography Studies, LIT: Literature Interpretation TheoryThe Journal of Modern Literature, and FUGUE.  Shannon's non-academic, but not uncritical, interests include trashed-out 60s garage music, vintage Japanese motorcycles, birding, and guerrilla gardening (though she would not call herself a green thumb). Teaching and research interests include: postmodernism, neomodernism, apocalypticism, feminist new materialism, anthropocene studies, and experimental life writing.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., English, Saint Leo University, 2005
  • M.F.A., Creative Nonfiction, Georgia College & State University, 2007
  • Ph.D., 20th-Century and Contemporary Literature and Theory, Georgia State University, 2014