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Mattison Schuknecht

Mattison Schuknecht

English Graduate Assistant

3 Burrowes Building, Cubicle L

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building


Office Hours:

  • FALL 2017: Thursday 1:45-3:45, Friday 2:00-3:00, & by appointment


  1. B.A. in English, Florida Atlantic University (2015)

Professional Bio

Matt specializes in English Renaissance literature, the literature of the fantastic, and narrative theory. He is particularly interested in the work of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton, issues of authorship and friendship in Renaissance texts, high fantasy of the Victorian era to World War II, the Inklings (Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams), science fiction, utopian/dystopian literature, and possible-worlds theory. His work has appeared in journals such as The Explicator and Mythlore. His forthcoming book chapter on possible-worlds theory and utopian and dystopian literature will appear in the soon-to-be published volume (edited by Marie-Laure Ryan and Alice Bell) Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology (University of Nebraska Press, Frontiers of Narrative series).

Forthcoming Book Chapter:

“The Best/Worst of All Possible Worlds? Utopia, Dystopia, and Possible-Worlds Theory,” accepted and forthcoming peer-reviewed chapter in Possible Worlds Theory and Contemporary Narratology. Eds. Alice Bell and Marie-Laure Ryan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press (Frontiers of Narrative series), expected publication in late 2017 or early 2018.


“Transubstantiations: Bread as Transformative Image in Graham Greene’s THE HINT OF AN EXPLANATION,” The Explicator 75.1 (March 2017): 13-15.

“C.S. Lewis’s Debt to Dante: The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ and Purgatorio.” Mythlore 34.2 (Spring/Summer 2016): 69-81.

Areas of Specialization

Renaissance Literature
with particular interest in Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton, authorship, and romance.
Book History and Textual Studies