Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois

Lucinda Cole

Visiting Associate Professor of English

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Book Contributions

  • "Swift Among the Locusts: Vermin, Infestation, and Natural Philosophy." Animals and Animality in the Literary Field. Ed. Bruce Boehrer, Molly Hand, and Brian Massumi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Forthcoming.
  • "Guns, Ivory, and Elephant Graveyards: The Biopolitics of Elephants' Teeth.." Animals and Humans: Sensibility and Representation, 1650-1820. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. 35-55.
  • "Interspecies Tickling." Gender: Laughter. Macmillan Handbooks in Interdisciplinary Studies.. London: Macmillan, 2017. 393-407.
  • Cole, Lucinda, and Robert Markley. "Human, Animal, Machine in the Eighteenth Century." Blackwell Companion to British Literature. Ed. Robert DeMaria, Chang Heesok, and Samantha Zacher. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014. 375-90.
  • "Scientific Revolution II: From Newton to Laplace." The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science. Ed. Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini. London: Routledge, 2011. 449-461.
  • "Posthumanist Measures: Elephants, Assessment, and the Return of Creativity." Assessment in the Disciplines: Literary Study, Measurement, and the Sublime. Ed. Donna Heiland and Laura Rosenthal. New York: Teagle Foundation, 2010. 153-70.

Journal Articles

  • "Gut Ecology: Meat Science, Modernity, and Carrion Aversion in Gandhi's India." Configurations 23 (2017): 215-35.
  • "The Raw, the Cooked, and the Scavenged: Beasts of the Southern Wild." Journal for Critical Animal Studies 12.4 (2014): 136-147.
  • "Of Mice and Moisture: Rats, Witches, Miasma, and Early Modern Theories of Contagion." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies 10 (2010): 65-84.
  • Wolfe, Cary , Bruce Boehrer, Erica Fudge, Donna Landry, Richard Nash, Lucinda Cole, and Robert Markley. "Speciesism, Identity Politics, and Ecocriticism: A Conversation With Humanists and Posthumanists." Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 52 (2011): 87-106.

Special Issues of a Journal

  • Putrefaction: Life and the Ecologies of Decay. Spec. iss. of Configurations 23.2 (2017): forthcoming.
  • Animal, All Too Animal. Spec. iss. of Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 52 (2011):