GES Bio: Shannon Minifie
I'm currently a 3rd year PhD candidate in English, specializing in American literature from the 19th century to the present. I received my MA in English from Clark University, in Worcester, MA, and my Honours B.A. in English from the University of Toronto. Between those two degrees, I spent a year at Coach House Books as first an intern, and then an in-house freelancer.
My dissertation reconsiders David Foster Wallace (pin-up boy for literary postmodernism), in the context of post-secularism, arguing that his work crucially speaks to the problem of belief and the putative crisis of meaning amidst a resurgence of religious interest in what may be called a “post-secular” moment. I am currently an ENGL 100 tutorial leader, and Research Assistant to Professors Glenn Willmott and Yaël Schlick.
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