Maddison McGann is an English Ph.D. candidate and graduate instructor at the University of Iowa. She specializes in 19th-century British fiction, with a particular focus on ecological form, Victorian industry, and print culture. Maddison’s dissertation, “Reading Ecologies: Narrative Forms and the Victorian Literary Imagination,” extends recent scholarship in narrative theory and ecocriticism to illustrate how industrial and ecological forces shaped the narrative structures of Victorian fiction.
In 2015, Maddison earned an M.A. in the Humanities from the University of Chicago. She also holds an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa, and a B.A. in English from the University of South Florida. Currently, Maddison serves as an English instructor at the University of Iowa, where she designs and instructs courses related to media, technology, and Victorian fiction. Maddison has also taught at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, where she served as an English Literature instructor for two years.