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Allyson Stack was born and raised in Philadelphia and has also lived in New York City, Arizona, and Edinburgh. She holds a BA from Yale, an MFA from Arizona State Univeristy and a PhD in Literature from the University of Edinburgh, and she has taught writing and literature on both sides of the Atlantic.
Her fiction has appeared in various publications in the United States and Britain as well as on National Public Radio and fourthirtythree Audio Magazine. Most recently, her story ‘The Front’ appeared in Superstition Review and was subsequently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her issue of Alligator Juniper received the AWP National Program Director’s Prize, and in addition to writing fiction, she is also a critic. Her article on the work of Jean Laplanche will be reprinted in Seductions and Enigmas:Cultural Readings with Laplanche (Lawrence & Wishart, 2014).
She is currently working on a novel-in-stories titled Motherland and a scholarly monograph, Edith Wharton and the Question of Criticism.
Research interests include:
This article was published on Nov 26, 2012