Michelle Neely

Connecticut College

Michelle C. Neely is Assistant Professor of English and faculty in Environmental Studies at Connecticut College, and a past Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto. Her scholarship has appeared in American Literature, The Concord Saunterer, and Thoreau in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Her current book project, Unlikely Environmentalisms, examines the 19th-century origins of contemporary notions of ecology and sustainability.


     Our sense of the inevitability of capitalism is so strong that, as Frederic Jameson has put it, “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” And in fact, we do just... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Michelle Neely (Connecticut College)

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C19 Environmental Humanities


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

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