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Lowell Duckert

Associate Professor

My research interests include early modern studies, environmental criticism, and new materialism (especially actor-network theory). In general, my work attempts to reconceive current relationships between humans and nonhumans by plumbing premodern wet worlds.

Specializations:

    • Ecotheory
    • Shakespeare
    • Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Travel Literature
    • Water Studies

      Selected Publications:

      Books
      • For All Waters: Finding Ourselves in Early Modern Wetscapes (University of Minnesota Press: 2017).
      • Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (University of Minnesota Press: 2015). Editor, with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.

       Special Issues of Journals

      “Ecomaterialism.” postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies 4:1 (Palgrave Macmillan: 2013). Editor, with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen. 

      Book Chapters and Journal Articles
      • “Lacuna: Minding the Gaps of Place and Class” in Environmental Humanities: Voices from the Anthropocene, ed. Serpil Oppermann and Serenella Iovino (Rowman & Littlefield: 2017).
      • “Eleven Principles of the Elements” (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) in Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (University of Minnesota Press: 2015).
      • “Earth’s Prospects” in Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (University of Minnesota Press: 2015).
      • “The Craziest Transport: Fleecing the Non/human Merchant of Venice” in The Shakespearean International Yearbook, ed. Tiffany Jo Werth (Ashgate: 2015).
      • “Arctic-Oceanic New York” in Oceanic New York, ed. Steve Mentz (punctum books:2015).
      • “A Short History of the Hudsonian Ice Age” (with Nancy Nowacek) in Oceanic New York, ed. Steve Mentz (punctum books: 2015).
      • “When It Rains” in Material Ecocriticism, eds. Serenella Iovino and Serpil Oppermann (Indiana University Press: 2014).
      • "Recreation" in Inhuman Nature, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books: 2014).
      • “World Change / Sea Change” (with Steve Mentz) in The Future We Want: A Collaboration, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books: 2014).
      • “Maroon” in Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (University of Minnesota Press: 2013).
      • “Exit, Pursued by a Polar Bear (More to Follow)” in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies (Clemson University Press: 2013).
      •  “Speaking Stones, John Muir, and a Slower (Non)humanities” in Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books: 2012).

       Forthcoming

      • Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking (University of Minnesota Press). Editor, with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen.
      • “Welcome to the Whirled” (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) in Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking (University of Minnesota Press).
      • “Try” in Veer Ecology: A Companion for Environmental Thinking, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen and Lowell Duckert (University of Minnesota Press).