Maggie McKinley

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Maggie McKinley is an Associate Professor of English at Harper College in Illinois, where she teaches courses in composition and American literature and also serves as department co-chair. She is the author of Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Understanding Norman Mailer (U of SC Press, 2017), and her work has appeared in Philip Roth Studies, Studies in American Jewish Literature, and The Mailer Review, among other places. She is currently editing two collections for Cambridge University Press: Norman Mailer in Context and Philip Roth in Context.

Selected Publications

  • McKinley, Maggie (2019). "A Necessary Undoing: The Implications of Violence in Richard Wright's Native Son and The Outsider". Violence from Slavery to #Black Lives Matter: African American History and Representation. Routledge.
  • — (2019). "Testosterone and Sympathy". Philip Roth Studies. 15 (1).
  • — (2017). Understanding Norman Mailer. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.
  • — (2017). Foreword. Why Are We in Vietnam?. By Mailer, Norman. New York: Random House. pp. ix–xviii.
  • — (2017). "Mailer Interrogates Machismo: Self-Reflexive Commentary in Wild 90 and Why Are We in Vietnam?". In Bozung, Justin. The Cinema of Norman Mailer.
  • — (2015). Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75. London: Bloomsbury Academic. The chapter “Existentialism, Violent Liberation, and Racialized Masculinities: Norman Mailer’s “The White Negro” and An American Dream” is reprinted here.
  • — (2014). "Blood, Tradition, and the Distortion of Ritual in Philip Roth's Indignation". Studies in American Jewish Literature. 33 (2).
  • — (2013). "Aging, Remembrance, and Testimony in the Later Fiction of Roth & Bellow". In Pozorski, Aimee. Critical Insights: Philip Roth. Salem Press.

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