Natural History's Shifting Materialities

Julie McCown

Southern Utah University

Julie McCown is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Utah University. She received her Ph.D. in English from University of Texas at Arlington. Her research interests include early American literature, animal studies, science studies, and digital humanities/media theory. She has published articles in Early American Literature, Configurations, and Humanimalia. Her book project Strange and Unstable Bodies: Shifting Materialities in Early American Natural History Correspondence Networks explores what happens to animal bodies when naturalists incorporate them into the discourse and networks of early American natural history.


I will briefly examine the relationship between natural history texts and animals in works by Catesby, Jefferson, Bartram, Crevecoeur, and Audubon, focusing on the bodies that circulated throughout natural historical... [ view full abstract ]


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P32 » Roundtable on New Directions in Natural History​ (08:30 - Friday, 23rd March, Enchantment B)

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