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Dr Myka Tucker-Abramson

Assistant Professor

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Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3317H528
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 N 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 EN213 US Writing and Culture 1776-1925, and am EN304 Twentieth-Century US Literature. I supervise undergraduate and masters' dissertations on US and contemporary literature and theory.

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 3 Office Hours

Weeks 1 and 2

Mondays 3pm-4pm
Tuesdays 2pm-3pm

Week 3 by appointment