Department of English

Ashley Shelden

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
English Building (EB 440), Room 081
Phone: 470-578-6932


Teaching at Kennesaw State since 2009

Specializations: Modernism, Contemporary Literature, the Theory of the Novel, Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis, and Film

Courses Regularly Taught: “Twentieth Century Literature: Making Love Modern,” “Adapting the Twentieth Century,” “Rewriting Modernism,” “Introduction to English Studies,” “The Cinema of Pedro Almódovar,” “Meta-Cinema: Films about Film,” “Filming the Mafia,” “Film History and Theory II”

Research: Ashley T. Shelden’s book, Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union was published by Columbia University Press in January 2017. Shelden’s work has also appeared in Contemporary Literature, Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to Shakespeare (Duke University Press, 2010), and Straight Writ Queer: Non-Normative Expressions of Heterosexual Desire (McFarland Press, 2006). She is currently working on her second book project, which focuses on abjection in contemporary literature and culture.


Ph.D., Tufts University

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