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Lowell Duckert

Lowell Duckert

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., The George Washington University

Contact
Office: 131 Colson Hall
Tel: (304) 293-9700
Fax: (304) 293-5380
Email: Lowell.Duckert@mail.wvu.edu




My research interests include early modern literature, ecocriticism, and the “new materialisms” (especially 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. Enter, Wet: Composing with Water in Early Modern Drama and Travel Literature is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.

Specializations:

Early modern literature
Ecocriticism
Ecotheory

Publications:

“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 Ecologies of the Inhuman, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (Oliphaunt Books: 2014).

“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).

“Exit, Pursued by a Polar Bear (More to Follow)” in Upstart: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies (Clemson 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).

Forthcoming

Enter, Wet: Composing with Water in Early Modern Drama and Travel Literature (under contract with the University of Minnesota Press).

Co-editor (with Jeffrey Jerome Cohen) of Elemental Ecocriticism: Thinking with Earth, Air, Water, and Fire (University of Minnesota Press: 2015).

“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).

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