Oil Excitement

Jamie L. Jones

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Jamie L. Jones in an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Harvard University.  Her work on American culture and the environmental humanities has been published in American Art, Configurations, The Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New York Times. She is writing a book about the cultural afterlife of the U.S. whaling industry.


I propose the word “excitement” as a critical keyword for understanding energy and affect in C19 Environmental Humanities. The U.S. petroleum industry began in Pennsylvania in 1859, and “excitement” was deployed as a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jamie L. Jones (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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C19 Environmental Humanities


S2 » Seminar 2: C19 Environmental Humanities (10:15 - Thursday, 22nd March, Boardroom East)

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