Antonia Halstead

Antonia Halstead

B.A. English, Williams College, 2009.

M.A. English & Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2017.

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My primary interest is transatlantic approaches to pre-1900 Literature of the Americas, in conjunction with ecocriticism, animal studies, and aesthetics. More specifically, I am interested in the colonial space of the Americas as a site of literary representation because it draws on a multiplicity of genres and impulses—natural history, imperial and colonial, and aesthetic—to represent human, plant, and animal bodies.

Research and Teaching Interests:

African American Studies and the Black Atlantic; American Literature and Culture; Colonial and Postcolonial Studies; Eighteenth-Century Studies; Literary and Cultural Theory; Race and Slavery; Race and Ethnicity; Transatlantic Studies; Environmental Humanities