Meghan K. McGinley is a Ph.D. candidate in the French Literature program at Vanderbilt University. She obtained her B.A. in French from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington where she completed a distinguished senior thesis entitled “Mythic Chimera: Reimagining Genet Through Deleuze” which explores the de-estabilshment of the dimension and the foundation of the mythic Hero in Genet’s The Screens.
Currently, she is interested in the intersection of literature and economics, specifically the implications of debt-driven derivative identity in French transnationalism and post-colonialism, discourses of material consumption, and theories of ceremony and ritual which reach outside of literature and continue to weave continuity in socio-economic spaces during the late 19th and 20th-centuries. Meghan is also engaged with the Digital Humanities, particularly data-mining and network mapping.