Nicholas Cooley

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: 
356 EPB
Curriculum Vitae: 

My teaching and research focus on the manifold intersections of the environment and human culture in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American literature. I am particularly interested in the ways labor, gender, race, domesticity, and republicanism participate in the coproduction of distinct natures. I also look to nineteenth-century representations of human interactions with the environment—through work, architecture and design, food production and preparation, tourism, among others—for ideas that might help us articulate more resilient relationships to the world and each other. I teach general topics in American literature and culture, with current emphases on agriculture and genre, particularly the beginnings of the American novel.