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Dr Myka Tucker-Abramson

Tucker-Abramson_MykaLecturer in Contemporary Literature


Tel +44 (0)20 7848 3460

Address Department of English
King's College London
Virginia Woolf Building 
22 Kingsway
London WC2B 6LE

I received my PhD from Simon Fraser University. Before joining King’s in September 2016, I worked as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick and was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council postdoctoral fellow at Boston University.
Research interests and PhD supervision
  • Post-war literature
  • Urban and cultural geography
  • Cultures of US Imperialism and Neoliberalism
  • Critical race theory

I teach and write about 20th- and 21st-century literature, the roots and routes of neoliberalism, and urban cultures and theory. My current book project explores the relationship between post-World War II US novels, urban renewal and suburbanization projects, and the rise of neoliberalism.

I also have interests in critical race theory, science fiction, gender and sexuality studies, world-literature and world-ecology, Marxism, and critical university studies.

Selected publications

"States of Salvation: Wise Blood and the Rise of the Neoliberal Right" PMLA (2017)

 “Blueprints: Invisible Man and the Housing Act of 1949” American Studies 54.3 (Fall 2015): 9-20

 “Struggling Universities: Simon Fraser University and the Crisis of Canadian Public Education” (with Enda Brophy) Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 28 (2012): 21-40

 “Migrants and Citizens: The Shifting Ground of Struggle in Canadian Literary Representation” (with Naava Smolash) Studies in Canadian Literature 36.2 (2011): 165-196

“The Money Shot: Postmodern Economies of Sex, Guns, and Language in Topdog/Underdog.”Modern Drama 50.1 (Spring 2007): 77-97 [Reprinted in Reading Modern Drama. ed. Alan Ackerman. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012]

I teach on the MA in Contemporary Literature as well as on contemporary literature, culture, and theory modules.









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