Michigan State University
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Lance Conley
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Email: conleyr6@msu.edu

M.A. Georgia State University – English – Literary Studies
B.A. Georgia State University – Film and Video

Lance Conley is a PhD student specializing in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, particularly post 1945-American fiction, and film.  His Master’s thesis examined Jonathan Lethem’s 2009 Chronic City and Colum McCann’s 2009 Let the Great World Spin through a psychoanalytic lens to prove how the two texts function as unique examples of the post-9/11 novel.  Specifically, he examined how each work incorporates the Freudian process of disavowal into its respective narrative and what that process offers both the authors and readers of the novels.  His future research plans are ever-evolving but will likely focus on both contemporary American fiction and film.