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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 centruy American literature, transnational feminisms, urban geography and theory, and queer and critical race theory.

Research interests

I primarily work on post-1945 North American literature. My forthcoming book explores the relationship between post-World War II US novels, urban renewal and suburbanization projects, and the rise of neoliberalism. I am also at work on two shorter projects. One considers the current fascination with, and return to, the social movements and insurgencies of the 1970s across contemporary world literature. A second project turns to the emergence of speculative novels by writers such as Octavia Butler, Marge Piercy, and Samuel Delaney and their relationship to the urban crises of the 1960s and 1970s.


In 2017-18, I'm convening EN399 On the Road to Collapse, and, with my colleage Mark Storey, co-teaching EN304 Twentieth-Century US Literature. 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 (Forthcoming, 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 1 & 2 Office hours

Tuesday 12pm-1pm

Wednesday 10am -11am