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Pichaya Damrongpiwat

Pichaya Damrongpiwat

Goldwin Smith Hall, Room 250

Educational Background

Cornell University, MA
Yale University, BA


My work engages the fact and consequences of gendered violence on women’s writing and literacy, theories of affect and materialism, and critical reading in the long-eighteenth century, including British, Transatlantic, and early American literature. I maintain active interests in animal studies, critical theory, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and poetry and poetics.

I am currently completing my dissertation, entitled “Rape, Female Literacy, and Fictions of Materiality in the Eighteenth-Century Novel,” with research generously funded by the New York Public Library and the Cornell Society for the Humanities, and a portion of which is forthcoming at The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Find out more about my research at NYPL here and here.

My undergraduate teaching has focused on postcolonial studies, contemporary literature, and experimental poetry.


  • Literatures in English


  • Eighteenth-century literature
  • Early American literature
  • Gender
  • Affect theory
  • Critical theory


Spring 2021


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