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Cheryl Alison received her Ph.D. in English from Tufts University in 2014. She has taught at SMFA since 2008, designing writing and critical thinking courses around themes such as the representation of memory and the challenging appeal of horrific beauty. Alison also teaches ESOL composition courses at SMFA. She is currently working on a book project that combines attention to fine art, poetry, drama, and the novel. With chapters on Francis Bacon, Elizabeth Bishop, Samuel Beckett, and Ralph Ellison, the project studies forms of enclosure in transatlantic late modernism. Alison has presented her work at the American Literature Association Annual Conference and the International Conference on Narrative, among others, and has contributed to such journals as Papers on Language and Literature, European Journal of American Studies, and Twentieth-Century Literature.