Pichaya Damrongpiwat


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 postcolonial and decolonial studies, animal studies, critical theory, and cross-cultural poetics.

My undergraduate teaching has focused on contemporary multiethnic American fiction and poetry, race, gender, postcolonial studies, and experimental poetry.

My dissertation research is generously funded by the New York Public Library and the Cornell Society for the Humanities, a portion of which is forthcoming at The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation. Find out more about my research at NYPL here and here.

Research Focus

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

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