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, and Philosophy and Literature.
She is a past recipient of fellowships at the Harry Ransom Center, the Huntington Library, and the Beinecke Library. In both 2013 and 2016 she was a lecturer at the T. S. Eliot International Summer School in London. 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 Wittgenstein’s Tractatus and Virginia Woolf’s “The Voyage Out”; and another on T. S. Eliot and the novel. She is also spearheading 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.