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Laura Zebuhr

Associate Professor

American Culture and Difference

I mostly teach and write about 19th-century American literature and am working on a project about Henry David Thoreau and the concept of enchantment. In my classes and research, I like to look at how literary, philosophical, and cultural texts from different times and places can be put in to conversation with each other.

2017. "Sound Enchantment: The Case of Henry David Thoreau." New Literary History, vol. 48 no. 3, pp. 581-603.

2015. “The Work of Friendship in Nineteenth-Century American Friendship Album Verses.” American Literature. 87(3): 433-454. 2015.

“The Voice of Ambiguity: Simone de Beauvoir’s Phenomenological and Literary Echoes.” With Alexandra Morrison. Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy. 30.2. 418-433. 2015. Review of David Greven.

Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2014). Review 19. www.nbol-19.org. 2012. Review of Robert Azarallo.

Queer Environmentality: Ecology, Evolution, and Sexuality in American Literature. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2012.) Review 19. www.nbol-19.org. 2012. Review of Branka Arsićand Cary Wolfe, eds.

The Other Emerson. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010.) Cultural Critique. 82. 189-194. 2010.

“Sounding Walden.” Mosaic: a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature. 43:3. 35-50.