Matthew Kelley

Matthew Kelley



  • PhD, English, The University of Alabama, 2012

Research Areas

  • Early American Literature


Research interests include examining intertextualities between canonical writers of the American Renaissance and 20th- and 21st-century writers including those typically considered “genre” writers, the history and development of genre fiction, and the issue of textual appropriation between 19th-century writers both American and British.

Manuscripts in preparation include one examing Poe’s influence on the development of the analytic detective specifically in America through an examination of Rex Stout’s work and another which seeks to examine Hawthorne’s influence of major 20th century Science Fiction through an examination of Ray Bradbury.