Matthew J.C. Cella

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Horton Hall 331
Phone:  477.1546

 M Cella


Bachelor of Arts (1996), University of Rochester

MA (1999), University of Connecticut

PhD (2007), University of Connecticut


Research/Teaching Interests:

 American Literature, Literary Ecology, and Disability Studies.

Selected Publications: 

Bad Land Pastoralism in Great Plains Fiction (U of Iowa, 2010)

"The Ecosomatic Paradigm in Literature: Merging Disability Studies and Ecocriticism" (Forthcoming, ISLE)

"The Mythology of the Buffalo Commons in Proulx's That Old Ace in the Hole and King's Truth & Bright Water." (Western American Literature 41.4 [2007]: 419-44.)

"The Ambivalent Heritage of Mining in Western American Literature: Wheeler's Deadwood Dick Novels and Mary Austin's The Land of Little Rain." (ISLE 16 [2009]: 761-78).

Current Happenings 

9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
All events are free and open to all! 

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