Matt Cheney

Matthew Cheney

Associate Professor
Phone: (603) 535-2378
Office: Interdisciplinary Studies, Lamson Library, MSC 43, Plymouth, NH 03264


BA, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
MA, Dartmouth College

Matthew Cheney earned a BA and Ph.D. in English from the University of New Hampshire, and an MA in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. He taught high school English and theatre for ten years in New Hampshire and New Jersey before working part-time at Plymouth State teaching English, Women’s Studies, and Communications & Media Studies. 

He is the author of the collection Blood: Stories, which won the Hudson Prize and was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2016, as well as Modernist Crisis and the Pedagogy of Form, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He has published fiction and essays with a wide variety of venues, including ConjunctionsOne StoryLos Angeles Review of BooksElectric LiteratureWeird TalesLiterary Hub, and elsewhere, and academic work with English JournalWoolf Studies AnnualScience Fiction Film & Television, and the forthcoming books Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English (MLA) and The LGBTQ Comics Studies Reader (University of Mississippi Press). 

He has also worked as an actor, earning a New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination for his portrayal of Caliban in Advice to the Players’ production of The Tempest, though he is probably best known as the title character in the independent film Zombie Boy.