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Dr Myka Tucker-Abramson

M T AbramsonAssistant Professor

Email: m dot abramson at warwick dot ac dot uk


Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Myka Tucker-Abramson is an Assistant Professor in American Literature. Her research and teaching interests lie broadly in twenty- and twenty-first century American literature, urban geography, critical theory and Marxist philosophy.

Research interests

I primarily work on post-1945 North American literature. My first book, Novel Shocks: Urban Renewal and the Cultural Origins of Neoliberalism explores the relationship between post-World War II US novels, urban renewal and suburbanization projects, and the rise of neoliberalism. I am currently at work on a second book on the Road Novel.


In 2017-18, I'm convening On the Road to Collapse and Modes of Reading. I supervise undergraduate and masters' dissertations on US and contemporary literature, and am especially interested in supervising projects that engage with with my research areas listed above.

Selected publications


  • Novel Shocks: Manhattan's Urban Renewal and the Origins of Neoliberalism (Fordham 2018)

Recent Essays

  • "States of Salvation: Wise Blood and the Rise of the Neoliberal Right" PMLA (Fall 2017)
  • “Ayn Rand’s Shock Therapy” Modern Fiction Studies (Fall 2017)
  • “Chile-Seattle-Cairo 1973 - ?; or, Globalization and Neoliberalism” Wiley Blackwell Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory (2016)
  • “Blueprints: Invisible Man and the Housing Act of 1949” American Studies 54.3 (Fall 2015): 9-20

Term 3 Office hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 12:30-13:30 (I am available via email/teams/phone). Please email me to make an appointment.