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Lowell Duckert

Lowell Duckert

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The George Washington University

Office: 333 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 an ecotheorization of premodern wet worlds. I am currently molding my dissertation, “Waterscapes of Desire: Composing with the Elements in Early Modern Drama and Travel Writing,” into a book project.


Early modern literature


“Speaking Stones, John Muir, and a Slower (Non)humanities” in Animal, Vegetable,
Mineral: Ethics and Objects, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt / punctum press, 2012) 273-9.


  • Co-editor (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) of postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural
    Studies 4:1 (Palgrave Macmillan).
  • “Glacier” in postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies 4:1 (Palgrave
  • “The Slough of Respond” in O-Zone: A Journal of Object-Oriented Studies 1 (Punctum
  • “When It Rains” in Material Ecocriticism, eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil
    Oppermann (Indiana University Press).
  • “Maroon” in Prismatic Ecologies, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (University of Minnesota
  • “Water Ralegh’s Liquid Narrative: The Discoverie of Guiana” in The Literary Ralegh,
    ed. Christopher Armitage (Manchester University Press).
  • “Fleecing the Non-Human: The Merchant of Venice and the Wooled Web” in
    Reimagining Nature: Ecosemiotics—Premodern and Postmodern Confluences, ed. Alf Siewers (Bucknell University Press).
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