Lecturer of English


Shannon Finck earned her Ph.D. in transatlantic modernism with a secondary emphasis in global postmodern & contemporary literatures from Georgia State University. 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 ASAP/JAngelaki, Miranda, a/b: Autobiography Studies, LIT: Literature Interpretation TheoryThe Journal of Modern Literature, Lammergeier, and FUGUE.  She currently serves as Poetry Editor for the independent literary journal, Birdcoat Quarterly, and is co-founder of Ghost Peach Press. Shannon's non-academic, but not uncritical, interests include trashed-out 60s garage music, vintage Japanese motorcycles, birding, and indoor and outdoor gardening. Teaching and research interests include: experimental life writing, autotheory, feminist new materialism, speculative fiction, and Anthropocene studies.

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