Michelle Coghlan

Michelle Coghlan is a sixth-year graduate student in the department of English. She is a currently completing Revolution’s Afterlife, which traces the Paris Commune’s uncanny persistence in the U.S. literary and cultural imaginary, unearthing the ways Americans represented and consumed the spectacle—and the specter—of the Commune and its fiery aftermath across a variety of literary forms and mass-cultural mediums into the Modernist period. Other research interests include Transnational American Studies, African American literature, and Americans in Paris.