Annie McClanahan

Assistant Professor
 Curtin Hall 472


PhD, University of California-Berkeley, 2010
BA, Indiana University-Bloomington, 1999
Annie McClanahan CV

Teaching and Research Interests:

21st Century literature and culture
American Studies
Film and Cultural Studies
Economic History
Marxist Theory
Credit and Debt
Narrative Theory and History of the Novel

Current Project:

Professor McClanahan is currently at work on a book project titled “Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First Century Culture.” Theorizing new modes of uncertainty and belief, character and credibility, social cohesion and collective default, “Dead Pledges” explores how cultural texts have been compelled to account for the expansion and collapse of a financialized credit economy.

Selected Awards:

Cornell Society of Fellows Fellowship, 2012-2013
Humanities Center at Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009-2010
Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009


McClanahan, Annie J., and Carroll, Hamilton, eds. “Fictions of Speculation: Popular Genres and Contemporary Economy.” Journal of American Studies (Cambridge UP). (2015).
McClanahan, Annie J. “Bad Credit: The Character of Credit Scoring.” Representations (Special issue: Financialization and the Culture Industry) 126.1 (2014): 31-57.
McClanahan, Annie J. “Dead Pledges: Debt, Horror, and Credit Crisis.” Post-45. (2012).
McClanahan, Annie J. “Investing in the Future: Finance Capital’s Philosophy of History.” Journal of Cultural Economy 6.1 (2012): 78-93.
McClanahan, Annie J. “The Living Indebted: Student Militancy and the Financialization of Debt.” qui parle 20.1 (2011): 55-77.
McClanahan, Annie J. “Coming Due: Accounting for Debt, Counting on Crisis.” South Atlantic Quarterly 10.2 (2011): 539-545.
McClanahan, Annie J. “Future’s Shock: Preemption, Plausibility, and the Fiction of 9/11.” symploke 17.1/2 (2010): 41-62.