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Mattison Schuknecht

Mattison Schuknecht

English Graduate Assistant

3 Burrowes Building, Cubicle L

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building


Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2018: Thursday 1:45-3:45, Friday 11:15-12:15, & by appointment


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

Professional Bio

Matt studies English Renaissance literature, the literature of the fantastic, and narrative theory. He is particularly interested in the work of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton, authorship, intertextuality, and romance in early modern texts, high fantasy from the Victorian era to World War II, the Inklings (J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams), science fiction, and possible-worlds theory. His work has appeared in journals such as The Explicator and Mythlore while his forthcoming book chapter on possible-worlds theory and utopian/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,” 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 December 2018.

Refereed Articles:

“Transubstantiations: Bread as Transformative Image in Graham Greene’s THE HINT OF AN EXPLANATION.” The Explicator, vol. 75, no. 1, 2017, pp. 13-15.

“C.S. Lewis’s Debt to Dante: The Voyage of the ‘Dawn Treader’ and Purgatorio.” Mythlore, vol. 34, no. 2, 2016, pp. 69-81.

Areas of Specialization

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