Frances McDonald

Frances McDonald is a scholar of 20th-century American literature, critical theory, affect studies, and film. She is assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville, and the co-editor of thresholdsa digital journal for creative/critical scholarship. Her current book project, Forming Laughterexamines the relationship between representations of laughter in postwar American literature and film, and the cracking up of the subject in poststructuralist theory. Her work has appeared in American Literature and The Atlantic, among other venues.