Writing the End of Ownership: Henry David Thoreau and Property's Public Forms

Cristina D'Amico

University of Toronto

Cristina D’Amico is PhD candidate in the department of English at the University of Toronto. Her dissertation, “The Death and Life of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century American Literature,” combines political theory and literary analysis to rethink the privileged position of property ownership in American culture. Her research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ontario Graduate Scholarships, and the Gordon and Beatrice Bott Dow Endowment for the Arts. In June 2016, she held a Fellowship at The New School’s Centre for Critical Social Inquiry. She is a proud and active member of her union, CUPE Local 3902.


I can draw a direct line between my academic research and my interest in public forms. Although I work on theories of ownership in the nineteenth century, the inspiration for my project comes from a contemporary iteration of... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Cristina D'Amico (University of Toronto)

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