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Environmental Studies
University of Mississippi

Erin Drew

Assistant Professor of English
W107-B Bondurant

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.


  • 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