• Phillip R. Polefrone

    Teaching Scholar 2018-2019
    English & Comparative Literature
    Office Hours:
    Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00pm-4:00pm

    Areas of Interest :
    20/21 American fiction, environmental humanities, speculative fiction, digital humanities, eco-Marxism and eco-socialism

    Phillip R. Polefrone is a PhD candidate whose work focuses on American fiction and ecology from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. His dissertation (in progress), working title "Human/Nature: American Literary Naturalism and the Anthropocene," traces the intersections of American literary naturalism and proto-Anthropocenic theories of the time, arguing that the genre's unrecognized environmental ethos anticipates contemporary theories of a geological epoch defined by human activity. His work has appeared in Public BooksPolitics/Letters, and is forthcoming from Extrapolation