Jeremy Chow

Jeremy Chow

Assistant Professor of English
Specialization: 18th century literature & culture, gender, queer, & sexuality studies, environmental humanities, animal & plant studies, the blue humanities
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Jeremy Chow is an Assistant Professor of English. His research and teaching interests include British literature of the long eighteenth century, gender and sexuality studies, and the environmental humanities. Recent courses he has taught include "Animal, Plant, Human," "The Gothic, "Intro to LGBTQ+ Literature & Media," "Banned Books," and "Literature & the Sea." His current book project, The Queerness of Water: Aqueous Violence & Bodies in Water, explores how eighteenth-century literatures reveal bodies of water as sites where masculine subjectivity fractures with queer results. Prof. Chow also serves as the faculty liaison for both the Lit Studies Club and the Arts Merit Scholars Program. Prospective Arts Merit Scholars, M.A. students, or advisees are welcome to contact him.

Educational Background

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

Teaching Interests

  • Eighteenth-Century Literatures & Cultures
  • Feminist, Queer, & Trans Studies
  • The Environmental Humanities 
  • Critical Animal Studies

Selected Publications

“Masturbatory Ecologies: Pornography, Ecosexuality, & ‘Perverted’ Environmental Justice.” Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, & Media Studies (Fall 2020).

“Prime Mates: The Simian, Maternity, & Abjection in Brobdingnag.” Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies (Summer 2020).

“Showing the Eunuch: Disability, Sexuality, & Dryden’s All for Love.” Unmanning: Castration, Impotence, and Emasculation in the Long Eighteenth Century. Ed. Anne Greenfield (New York: Routledge, 2020).

“Hydro-Eroticism.” With Brandi Bushman. English Language Notes 57.1, Spring 2019: 96-115.

“Gold is the New Green: Thinking Environmental Shame in Drought Times.” Resilience: A Journal of the Environmental Humanities 6.1, Winter 2019: 1-26.