Dr. John Easterbrook
English Major Advisor
Office: Bldg. 47-35N
Teaching and Research Interests
American Literature and Culture to 1830
Literature and Science
“Cosmopolitanism and Adriaen van der Donck’s A Description of New Netherland.” Early American Literature, vol. 49, no.1, 2014, pp. 3-36.
Selected Conference Presentations
Chair and Commentator, "Roundtable: Altered Ecologies, Evolving Literary Forms." The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference. Tulsa, OK. March 2, 2017.
"William Byrd, Mark Catesby, and the Natural History of the World-Ecology." The Society of Early Americanists Tenth Biennial Conference. Tulsa, OK. March 2, 2017.
Chair and Commentator, “Environment and Agency in Early America.” Omohundro Institute for Early American History and Culture/Society of Early Americanists Joint Conference. Chicago, IL. June 18, 2015.
“Caribbean Contagion, Agency, and the Problem of Jeffersonian Agrarianism in the Early American Novel.” Recording Nature in the Early Atlantic World, 1750-1830. Charles Brockden Brown Society Biennial Conference. Tampa, FL. October 10, 2015.
“The Fertility of the Earth: Mercantilism as Ecological System.” Transatlantic Ecologies: Utopia to Zoonomia. The Early Modern Center. University of California. Santa Barbara, CA. May 17, 2014.
“Deforestation and the Ecology of Colonial Promotional Literature.” The Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference. Savannah, GA. February 28, 2013.
Fellowships, Honors & Awards
Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in English, New York University
Millicent Bell Fellowship, Department of English, New York University
Tuttleton Fellowship, Department of English, New York University
Donald Carty Valedictory Medal, Manhattan College
Joseph L. McGoldrick Medal for English and World Literature, Manhattan College
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists
Charles Brockden Brown Society
Modern Language Association
Society of Early Americanists