Erin Finneran is a Senior Lecturer in English with over two decades of teaching experience at Washington University in St. Louis and University College.
I enjoy working with undergraduates from all backgrounds in literature courses ranging from Art of Reading Poetry and Modern Texts and Contexts, to Ampersand: Literary Culture of Modern Ireland and Turn and Face the Strange: Alienation and Transformation in Modern Literature and Contemporary Music, as well as in writing courses, including Rhetoric and Power and Argumentation. My abiding interest in Irish and British modernism was sown while an Honors English major at Kenyon College, grew through a Masters in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at University College Dublin, Ireland, and blossomed at Washington University through an M.A./Ph.D. that culminated in a dissertation on parody in Samuel Beckett’s early fiction. I bring a passion for the liberal arts to my teaching, and I am continually inspired by my WashU students.