Emma Heaney

Emma Heaney is a teacher and writer from rural Wisconsin and settled in Queens. She is an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University. Her first critical book The New Woman: Literary Modernism, Queer Theory, and the Trans Feminine Allegory (Northwestern University Press, 2017) demonstrates the distillation of a single narrative that defines trans womanhood in medical sources of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century and the uptake of that medicalized narrative in novels and theory. At Marble House Project she is at work on her first novel.