Laura Duncan is a Master’s candidate in English at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a recipient of the Dr. Margaret N. Kelley Scholarship. She is concentrating on Literary Studies with a particular interest in contemporary fiction, especially the genre of Magical Realism, and how it exhibits modern society’s disillusionment with the pre-Enlightenment worldview.
She earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a specialization in Interior Design at The University of Georgia at Athens. She has co-authored a paper on the dark fairy tale elements in the fiction of Bonnie Jo Campbell published in Midwestern Miscellany XLII. Currently, Laura is coauthoring an article discussing the poetry of Theodore Roethke, which is soon to be published in A Field Guide to the Poetry of Theodore Roethke, as well as working on her Master’s Thesis, focusing on the shift of the mythopoetic from religion to literature.