Jennifer Schell

Jennifer Schell received her Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in the English Department’s Critical and Cultural Studies Program. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her specialties include early American literature, print and visual culture, transnational studies, and environmental humanities. Her book entitled, “A Bold and Hardy Race of Men”:  The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen was published in August of 2013 by the University of Massachusetts Press. She has also published articles on J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer , William Wells Brown’s Clotel, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick , and the History Channel’s Ice Road Truckers . She is currently working on a series of articles about the ecogothic and a book manuscript on ecocatastrophes.

Professor of English

Phone: (907) 474-1982

Office: Gruening 874

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