Cultural Studies Adjunct: Richard Nash
I am interested in British Literature and Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century, with a special interest in Literature and Science, concentrating on the Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century. My last (Yahoo) book was on the figure of the Wild Man in Eighteenth-Century England; my current (Houyhnhnm) project focuses on the origins of the thoroughbred racehorse and what it means to invent an animal. Both projects allow me to explore Nature/Culture hybridity and the origins of Modernity. Emerging from this recent project has been both an increasing interest in the mediating work of Early Modern Georgic in the context of AgriCultural Studies, and the ways in which Karen Barad's agential realism may offer theoretical tools for re-situating a "non-Modern" historical reconsideration of modernity.