Environmental Studies

University of Mississippi

Erin Drew


Assistant Professor of English
W107-B Bondurant
662-915-2783
eedrew@olemiss.edu


Erin Drew specializes in environmental criticism and the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century. Her research interests include eighteenth-century poetry, environmental history, animal studies, and the depiction of non-human nature and science in literature. Her dissertation, “The Usufructuary Enlightenment: Environmental Thought in Eighteenth-Century Literature,” explores the role of the legal concept of usufruct in shaping the relationships among humans and nature in the eighteenth century. She is currently revising it for publication.


Education:

  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2013
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame, 2011
  • B.A., Whitman College, 2004

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Eighteenth-century poetry and the novel
  • Ecocriticism
  • Science and literature
  • Jane Austen and pop culture