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Pichaya Damrongpiwat

Ph.D. Student in English

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, theories of affect and materialism, and critical reading in the long eighteenth century, including British, Transatlantic, and early American literature. I am currently completing my dissertation, entitled “Rape, Affect, and the Dilemmas of Representation: from Clarissa to Wieland, 1748-1798,” with research generously funded by the New York Public Library and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. I maintain active interests in animal studies, critical theory, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and poetry and poetics.

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


  • English
  • Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program


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