Dr. John Easterbrook

John Easterbrook

Assistant Professor

 

Office:  Bldg. 47-35N
Phone: 805-756-2506
E-mail: jeasterb@calpoly.edu

 

faculty office hours

Upcoming Courses

(subject to change)

Fall 2017

ENGL 205 - Core III: 1660-1789
ENGL 511 - Seminar in American Literary Periods: Early American Environmental Writing

Winter 2018

ENGL 204 - Core II: 1485-1660 (2 sections)

Education

Ph.D.  English & American Literature, New York University, 2015
M.A.   English & American Literature, New York University, 2009
B.A.    English & World Literature (Phi Beta Kappa), Manhattan College, 2004

Teaching and Research Interests

American Literature and Culture to 1900
Environmental Humanities
Medical Humanities
Travel Writing
Literature and Science
 

Publications

"A Studied Irregularity: The Soldier's Orphan and the Fragments of the Early American Novel."  Literature in the Early American Republic, vol. 9, Forthcoming.

“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

2014-2015 Mellon Dissertation Fellowship in English, New York University 
2013-2014 Millicent Bell Fellowship, Department of English, New York University
2013-2014 Tuttleton Fellowship, Department of English, New York University
2004 Donald Carty Valedictory Medal, Manhattan College
2004 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

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