Mummies and Manure: Sheppard Lee's Environmental Satire

Jessica George

Indiana University

Jessica George is a PhD candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington. Her dissertation examines the ways nineteenth-century American writers drew upon and refigured literary modes and genres such as natural history and medical geography to contemplate alternative mappings of the U.S. South. 


In Robert Montgomery Bird’s Sheppard Lee (1836), supposed quack doctor Feuerteufel cites the familiar belief that America was the “most unwholesome land in de earth” and proposes a program of embalmment as a way of... [ view full abstract ]


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