Ian Finseth, Ph.D. | Department of English

Ian Finseth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 
408J Language Bldg

Dr. Ian Finseth specializes in American and African American literature of the long nineteenth century, with particular research interests in the slave narrative, Civil War studies, and the environmental humanities. He is the author of Shades of Green: Visions of Nature in the Literature of American Slavery, 1770-1860 (University of Georgia, 2009), which reinterprets early national and antebellum American literature in terms of the symbolic and material relationships between racial identity and the natural world. Dr. Finseth has also edited several books, including The American Civil War: A Literary and Historical Anthology, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2013), and has published essays in American Literary History, American Literature, Early American Literature, Arizona Quarterly, Leviathan, and other journals. He is currently at work on a new book, The Civil War Dead and American Modernity, which explores the entanglements of mortality, visuality, historical experience, and literary realism in the development of U.S. culture in the decades after the war.

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