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Lowell Duckert

Lowell Duckert

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The George Washington University

Office: 131 Colson Hall
Tel: (304) 293-9700
Fax: (304) 293-5380

My research interests include early modern drama and travel writing, ecocriticism, and actor-network theory. In general, my work attempts to reconceive the relationships between humans and nonhumans in our own time through ecotheorizations of premodern wet worlds. I am currently completing a book manuscript on early modern waterscapes, desire, and more-than-human forms of textual and corporeal composition.


Early modern literature


  • “World Change / Sea Change” (with Steve Mentz) in The Future We Want: A Collaboration (Oliphuant Books: 2014).
  • “The Slough of Respond.” in O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies 1 (punctum books: 2014)
  • “Maroon” in Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen(University of Minnesota Press: 2013).
  • “Water Ralegh’s liquid narrative: The Discoverie of Guiana” in Literary and visual Ralegh, ed. Christopher M. Armitage (Manchester University Press: 2013).
  • Co-editor (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) of “Ecomaterialism,” an issue of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 4:1 (Palgrave Macmillan: 2013).
  • “Howl” (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) in postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 4:1 (Palgrave Macmillan: 2013).
  • “Glacier” in postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 4:1 (Palgrave Macmillan: 2013).
  • “Speaking Stones, John Muir, and a Slower (Non)humanities” in Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books: 2012).


  • Co-editor (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) of Elemental Ecocriticism (University of Minnesota Press).
  • “Earth’s Prospects” in Elemental Ecocriticism (University of Minnesota Press).
  • “The Craziest Transport: Fleecing the Non/human Merchant of Venice” in The Shakespearean International Yearbook, ed. Tiffany Jo Werth (Ashgate).
  • “Recreation” in Ecologies of the Inhuman, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books).
  • “When It Rains” in Material Ecocriticism, eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann (Indiana University Press).
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April 21: PWE Poster Display in 130 Colson Hall, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with a presentation at 4:00 p.m.

April 23: Calliope Reading in 130 Colson Hall, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

April 30: MFA Reading in the Rhododendron Room in the Mountain Lair from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.