Sam Bednarchik


Greenlaw 321

Co-founder, Post45 Annual Graduate Colloquium

Co-founder, UNC-King's College London Contemporary Working Group


I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My dissertation project explores the late 20th-century finance sector as a site for novelists not simply to explore capital and labor but instead to reconsider near-archaic questions of embodiment, secrecy, and invisible—even preternatural—forces. More broadly, my research interests include Post45 American literature; 20th-century American political and economic history, and American popular religion, particularly as it finds itself in conversation with issues of race and larger discourses of identity politics.

Research Groups and Interests

Group IX - Critical Theory and Cultural Studies
Group VII - American Literature from 1900 to the Present