Megan Faragher received her PhD in English Literature at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2012, where she specialized in 20th-century English and Irish literature. She joined Wright State University Lake Campus after completing a Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellowship at East Tennessee State University. Her research and teaching interests center on British literature between the world wars at the intersections of technology, information, and culture. Her scholarship has been published in Textual Practice, The Space Between Journal, and Literature & History. She has also contributed essays to the scholarly collections Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor and Twenty-First Century British Fiction and the City. She was the recipient of the Lake Campus's Outstanding Faculty Research Award in 2018-2019 and 2020-2021. In her teaching, Megan Faragher centers her classes around themes of information, technology, and propaganda studies. Her first book, Public Opinion Polling in Mid-Century British Literature: The Psychographic Turn, was published by Oxford University Press in 2021.
PhD, English Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo (2012)
MA, State University of New York at Buffalo (2009)
BA, English & Women's Studies, Arizona State University (2006)
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Essays:
“Fire or Blood?: Aestheticizing Resistance in Naomi Mitchison’s Narratives of Slavery” in Naomi Mitchison: A Writer in Time. Ed. James Purdon. Edinburgh University Press, 2023.
“The Form of the Queer Travel Narrative in Kate O’Brien’s Farewell Spain (1937),” Special Issue: “Struggle & Hustle: Trans and Queer Nonfiction Prose,” Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism, 26 Jan. 2023. https://doi.org/10.1080/01440357.2022.2142395 (R).
“The Blitz(ed) Body: Bodily Autonomy and Institutional Reform in Susan Ertz and Virginia Woolf,” Feminist Modernist Studies, March 2022.
“Susan Ertz’s Sisyphean Women” Lost Modernists. vol. 1, no. 1, 2021.
“Nazi Zombies! The Undead in Wartime and the Iconography of Mass Persuasion,” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural, 2021.
“The Fourth ‘R’ is Rooted Belief’: Rex Warner and the Politics of Revisionist Classicism.” Literature & History, vol. 28, iss. 2, 2019.
“Big Data and Universal Design in The Home Market” in Humans at Work in the Digital Age: Forms of Digital Textual Labor. Eds. Shawna Ross and Andrew Pilsch. Routledge, 2019.
“Celetoids and the City: Tabloidization of the Working Class in White Teeth and Lionel Asbo: State of England.” in Twenty-First Century British Fiction and the City. Ed. Magali Cornier. Palgrave, 2018.
“The Form of Modernist Propaganda in Elizabeth Bowen’s The Heat of the Day.” Special Issue: Elizabeth Bowen and Textual Modernity. Textual Practice. 27(1), 2013: 49-68.