Matt Bryant Cheney

  • PhD Candidate
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Assistant Coordinator, 2017 International Conference on Narrative
  • English
  • Social Theory
  • Writing Rhetoric and Digital Studies
POT 1302
Research Interests:
Office Hours (2016-17 School Year) - By Appointment.

M.A. University of Tennessee (2013)
B.A. Carson-Newman University (2008)

Selected Publications: 


with Lucia Montas and James Lincoln.  “Translocational Social Theory after ‘Community’: An Interview with Floya Anthias.” disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 25 (2016). Web. UKnowledge. <>

"US Comics and Social Change: 1954-2014." in Critical Insights: The American Comic Book. Ed. Joseph Sommers. Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, 2014.

[Book Review] “Flannery O’Connor: The Cartoons.” The Georgia Review. Spring Issue, 2013.


“Southern Comics and US Literary Scholarship: Emergent Texts, Emerging Methodologies.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference. Boston, MA. March 2016.

"Junot Díaz, MFA: Global Cultural Capital and the Program Era." Louisville Conference on Language and Literature after 1900. Louisville, KY; February 2015.

"Baudelaire, Benjamin, Batman: Toward an Aesthetics of Shock in Moore and Bolland's The Killing Joke." ComiConference. Central Michigan University; April 2014.

"Slouching Towards Solidarity: Joan Didion's Atomized Morality."  Louisville Conference on Language and Literature After 1900.  Louisville, KY; February 2014.

“Against and Among Difference: Racial Politics and Communal Location in Cormac McCarthy’s Suttree.” Southern Literature Panel, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference. Boulder, CO; October 2012.

" 'Mah folks can't plant nothing!’: The Pastoral and Environmental Racism in Richard Wright's Uncle Tom's Children." African-American Literature Panel, University of Virginia Graduate English Conference. Charlottesville, VA; March 2012.

MASTERS THESIS (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

"Flannery O'Connor and the Mystery of Justice." Committee: Tom Haddox (Chair), Bill Hardwig, Katy Chiles, Allen Dunn

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