Megan Quigley is an Associate Professor of English at Villanova University, where she is also on the Irish Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies faculty. Her book, Modernist Fiction and Vagueness: Philosophy, Form, and Language (Cambridge University Press, 2015) explores the intertwined history of 20th-century British fiction and philosophy. It was described as “deeply engaging… persuasive… an illuminating reassessment” by David James in the TLS. Her work has appeared in The Cambridge Companion to European Modernism, the James Joyce Quarterly, The Journal of the T.S. Eliot Society, Modernism / modernity, Philosophy and Literature, and forthcoming in Poetics Today.
She is a past recipient of fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library, and the Beinecke Library. She is a two-time lecturer at the T. S. Eliot International Summer School in London, where she will return in July 2020. Her classes at Villanova focus on literary modernism, 20th-century British and Irish Fiction, and the relationship between philosophy and fiction. She is at work on two new projects: one on Hilary Mantel’s connections to Virginia Woolf, and another on T. S. Eliot and the novel. She spearheaded a group of essays for the print plus feature of Modernism/ modernity on reading The Waste Land with the MeToo generation. In 2019-2020, she will be a Visiting Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.