Vesna Kuiken

Visiting Assistant Professor

Ph.D. | Columbia University                                                                   

       

Professor Kuiken's expertise and research interests include long Nineteenth-Century American literature, early American literature, ecocriticism, post- and trans-humanism, regionalism, theories of democracy and utopia, and Nineteenth-Century European literature. She is currently working on a book, Composite Environments: Nature and the Politics of Remedy in Nineteenth-Century Americas, which examines the relationship between literature, ecological preoccupations, medical practices, and biological arguments in pre-1900 Americas. Her work has appeared in and is forthcoming from the collection of essays American Impersonal: Essays with Sharon Cameron (Bloomsbury, 2014), J19, The Henry James Review, and Nineteenth-Century Prose. Her essay "1884: The Princess Casamassima, Anarchy, and James's Materialist Poetics" is the recipient of the Leon Edel Prize for the best essay on Henry James in 2016.

Courses:
Fall 2016
AENG 310 Ecocriticism (Literary Theory)
AENG 261 American Literary Environments: 1620s-1920s (Survey of American Literature)
AENG 226 Nature Writing: Natural Histories of the Americas (Exploration of a Literary Genre or Theme)

Spring 2017
AENG 310 Posthumanisms (Literary Theory)
AENG 261 American Literary Environments: 1620s-1920s (Survey of American Literature)