Clayton McReynolds

Clayton McReynolds earned his PhD in English literature from Baylor University in 2021. His dissertation asked why novels can feel so real to us as we read, approaching this question through  the lens of phenomenology. It focused on close readings of Robinson Crusoe, Jude the Obscure, and Middlemarch. Clayton’s research has been published in the Journal of Inklings Studies and    the Dickens Studies Annual.

   Clayton is also an avid reader and writer of both literary and speculative fiction and enjoys blogging about scifi and fantasy and phenomenology. He lives in Denver with his wife Holly and their cat Athena (who is less wise than her name implies).

Clayton McReynolds looks quite youthful, with close-cropped hair and cleanshaven face. He looks like someone who might just have had his hands on a great book and read through the night and can't wait to get back to it!