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Thomas Doran

In both his teaching and research, Thomas Doran focuses on the literatures of the early Americas, the visual-literary arts (especially natural history and comics), the history of science and ecology, animal studies, transnational and multiethnic American Studies and the cultural intersections of environmental justice and animal rights. His courses often incorporate hands-on projects that encourage students to expand the conceptual, material, methodological and historical scope of literary inquiry. He is currently writing a book on animal protectionist rhetoric in the indigenous and Euro-colonial natural histories of the early Americas. He has recently published (or is currently working on) articles on Native American zoology in the long 18th century, Alexander Wilson’s bird poetry, John James Audubon and early American game protection and representations of natural history in environmental comics and graphic literature. He also writes fiction and poetry. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Humanimalia, the Journal of Florida Studies, the Journal of Ecocriticism, Fence and Volt.

Fall 2019 Courses

  • LAS-8900-01 LAS Independent Study
  • NCSS-700G-01 Theories Of Natureculture
  • NCSS-701G-01 Theories Of Natureculture
  • LAS-E371-01 Visualizing The Environment Through Comics and Graphic Literature

Spring 2020 Courses

  • LAS-E282-01 Ecological Invention In Early America
  • LAS-E718-01 Sem: Natural History: Local, Global, Analog, Digital