Andrea Crow is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Her dissertation, "Ruling Appetites: The Politics of Diet in Early Modern English Literature," traces how eating practices became inseparable from political identity in the early modern English imaginary. "Ruling Appetites" reveals that a concern with food insecurity shapes many of the major works of early modern English literature, and traces how authors experimented with literary form in order to elucidate how diet shapes political reality.
Andrea's work has been published in Shakespeare Quarterly, and Early Modern Women, and she has articles forthcoming in SEL: Studies in English Literature and Christianity and Literature. Andrea has received a grant-in-aid from the Folger Shakespeare Library to pursue her research as well as a Foreign Languages and Area Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to further her study of Classical Arabic.
early modern literature, food history, poetry and poetics, drama and theatrical culture, book history, gender and sexuality, the intersection of England and the Arab world, academic labor and the future of the university