Michele Chinitz is a PhD candidate in English at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Her dissertation argues that references to music enable selected authors to reconfigure historical narratives through considerations of emotion and time. In the process, they reposition their work in the relation they conceive between aesthetics and fascist and imperial politics. Broadly, she is interested in how experimental form lends itself to incipient political imaginaries. She focuses on postcolonial studies, the novel, critical theory, translation, and literature and the arts. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Beckett Studies. She teaches in the English and Honors programs at the City College of New York and has given courses on Contemporary Anglophone Writers, World Literature, the Eighteenth-Century English Novel, and Composition. She chairs the 20/21C Works in Progress Colloquium and is a Dissertation Fellow of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics at the Graduate Center. She has MA and BA degrees from the Free University Berlin and Williams College.