Jeremy Chow

Jeremy Chow

Assistant Professor of English
Specializations: eighteenth-century literature & culture; queer, trans, & sexuality studies; environmental humanities; race and literature
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About Jeremy Chow

Jeremy Chow is an Assistant Professor of English. His research and teaching interests include British literature of the long eighteenth century, queer and sexuality studies, and the environmental humanities. Recent courses he has taught include "Animal, Plant, Human," "The Gothic, "Intro to LGBTQ+ Literature & Media," and "Race & Gender in the Eighteenth Century." He is the editor of Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities (2022), and his first monograph, The Queerness of Water: Violent Entanglements in Troubled Ecologies (2023), explores how literary bodies of water participate in violently reshaping and reforming stable notions of masculinity and embodiment. His work can also be found in: Atlantic Studies, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, & Media Studies, Sexualities, Digital Defoe, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Literature Compass, Humanities, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in the Novel, English Language Notes, Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, Science Fiction Studies, as well as several edited collections. Prof. Chow will take up a Career Enhancement Fellowship from the Institute for Citizens & Scholars and the Mellon Foundation for the 2022–23 academic year.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A., Boston College

Teaching Interests

  • Eighteenth-Century Literatures & Cultures
  • Queer, Trans, & Sexuality Studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Theories of Race and Decolonization

Selected Publications

Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2023)

The Queerness of Water: Troubled Ecologies in the Eighteenth Century (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2023)

"Mare Mortis: Blackness, Ecology, & ‘Kinlessness’ in Neville’s Isle of Pines." Atlantic Studies 20.2, Summer 2023: 226-242.

"Just Keep Swimming?: Queer Pooling and Hydropoetics." With Maite Urcaregui. Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities 28.1, Winter 2023: 36-52.

"Zoo-Optics: Nonhuman Mutation & Visualities in the Southern Reach." Science Fiction Studies 49.1, Fall 2022: 532-549.

"Wasted: Wastewater, Hygiene Theatrics, & the Contaminated Imaginary." With Sage Gerson. Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association 11.1, Summer 2022: 1-36.

"Succubus Matters." ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 12.1, Summer 2022: 1-30.

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