Matthew Cheney

Director of Interdisciplinary Studies

Matthew Cheney

Matthew Cheney earned a BA and PhD in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. He taught high school English and theatre for ten years in New Hampshire and New Jersey before first working part-time at Plymouth State teaching English, Women’s Studies, and Communications & Media Studies. 

He is the author of the collections Blood: Stories, which won the Hudson Prize and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016, and The Last Vanishing Man and Other Stories, published by Third Man Books in 2023. He is also the author of Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) and About That Life: Barry Lopez and the Art of Community (punctum books, 2023). He has published fiction and essays with a wide variety of venues, including Conjunctions, One Story, Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Weird Tales, Literary Hub, and elsewhere, and academic work with English Journal, Woolf Studies Annual, Science Fiction Film & Television, and the books Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English (MLA) and The LGBTQ+ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press).

He has also worked as an actor, earning a New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination for his portrayal of Caliban in Advice to the Players’ production of The Tempest, though he is probably best known as the title character in the independent film Zombie Boy.

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