Completed Ph.D.s and Placements

Ashley Winstead

Entry Year: 2010

Ph.D., August 2016, (BA) Vanderbilt U

Ashley WinsteadInterests and Publications

Primary interests are in twentieth and twenty-first century American fiction, speculation, futurity, the politics of narrative forms, and the intersections between literature, science, and technology. Her dissertation, "Futures Studies: Speculative Narratives in Contemporary American Fiction," argues that contemporary fiction writers imagine their speculative narratives as technologies in order to grant them performative powers, making them into tools with which to shape our shared social reality.