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Michael Alexander Chaney is the author of Fugitive Vision: Slave Image and Black Identity in Antebellum Narrative (Indiana Univ. Press, 2008) and Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel (Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2017), and he is the editor of Graphic Subjects: Critical Essays on Autobiography and Graphic Novels (Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 2010). His writings have appeared in a host of journals both academic and creative (academic work found here). His artwork has hung in galleries in Cleveland, Charleston, Farmington, Saugerties, Naples, FL, and Overland Park, KS– and he doesn’t deny that you may have seen him in a TEDx video waxing philosophic about graphic novels. His essays have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, and Prairie Schooner, and his flash fictions have been published in DIAGRAM, Wigleaf, SmokeLong Quarterly, The Los Angeles Review, Epiphany, Fourteen Hills, Harpur Palate, Bat City Review, and The Minnesota Review. Recently, he’s finished an edited collection for Oxford University Press, Where Is All My Relation?, about Dave the Potter, an enslaved ceramicist and author from 19th-century South Carolina. He does all this while professing literature in New Hampshire, walking his dog in Vermont, and wondering–as always–about the possibilities of cheese-flavored soda everywhere.

He can be reached at michael.chaney [at] dartmouth [dot] edu

Photo on 2012-11-02 at 14.21 #2

Unless you’ve got treats, his trusted companion Vegas wishes to remain pensively indognito.