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Kimberly DeFazio

Specialty area(s)

Romanticism, 19th Century British Literature, the City, Posthumanism, New Materialism, Critical and Cultural Theory

Current courses at UWL

ENG 110: College Writing I: World Writing
ENG 204: English Literature II: Literary Ecologies
ENG 462: Seminar in British Literature: The Empire of the Body: Body Textual, Body Medical, Body Erotic

Education

Ph.D., English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
M.A., English, State University of New York at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
B.A., English and Textual Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Teaching history

ENG 110: College Writing I: World Writing
ENG 200: Literature and Human Experience: The Urban Seen
ENG 204: English Literature II: Literary Ecologies
ENG 367: 19th Century English Literature: The Green Humanities: Wordsworth, Dickens and Contemporary Ecocritique
ENG 484: Literary Capstone: Literary Vision in a "Post" Literary Age
ENG 494: Special Topic: The Posthumanist Imaginary: Between Human and Nonhuman Worlds

Research and publishing

Books:

Materialism and Resistance (forthcoming)

Human, All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities After Humanism. Co-editor. Lexington Books, June 2016.

The City of the Senses: Urban Culture and Urban Space. New York: Palgrave, 2011.

A translation into Chinese of The City of the Senses is forthcoming from Beijing Normal University Press.

Special Issues:

Co-editor of special issue on Materialism and Speech in Nineteenth-Century Prose (forthcoming)

Recent Essays:

"The Critic as Accountant." Nineteenth-Century Prose 42.2 (Fall 2015)

"Melancholia and Posthumanist Metaphysics" in Stories in Post-Human Cultures.Edited by Adam L. Brackin and Natacha Guyot. Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

"The Aesthetics of Empire: Affect and the Universality of Consumption." Confronting Universalities: Aesthetics and Politics Under the Sign of Globalisation. Eds. Mads Anders Baggesgaard & Jakob Ladegaard. Aarhus University Press, 2011.

Recent Conference Papers and Invited Talks:

Co-chair of Panel on Speech in the Nineteenth Century at the Institute on Culture and Society Conference at the University of Albany (SUNY), June 2018.

Talk on "The City of the Senses" and new research at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing. June 2015.

Talk on "The City of the Senses" at South Central University for Nationalities, Wuhan, China. June 2015.

“Reading With Negri.” Special Session Chair. Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. January 9, 2014.

“Melancholia and Posthumanist Metaphysics.” Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace, and Science Fiction. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. 19 July 2013.

“New Materialism and Cultural Critique.” Special Session Chair. Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Boston, MA. January 5, 2013.

“Material Events: de Man, Badiou, and Romantic Disaster.” International Conference on Romanticism. Tempe, AZ. November 9, 2012.