Matthew M. Pincus

Matthew M. Pincus is a PhD candidate at University of Louisiana at Lafayette specializing in modernist and mid-century American literature and cultural studies.

Matthew’s research focuses on 20th century American women writers, with  secondary interests in film.

He is working on a monograph on women crime writers, Talented and Expendable: American Women Crime Writers of the 1940s and 50s.

Matthew holds a BA from Pitzer College and an MFA in Writing & Poetics from Naropa University.

He lives in Louisiana with Jennifer van Alstyne and their two cats, Bartlet and Ash.


Matthew’s research contributes to an emerging debate about the literary and cultural importance of underrepresented women novelists in American genre fiction.

His monograph-in-progress on women crime writers examines feminine personas in crime novels by Anita Loos, Vera Caspary, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, and Dorothy B. Hughes.

Secondary interests include pulp fiction film studies and popular culture.

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