Doran, Thomas

Graduate Student

Education: 

PhD, UCSB (ABD)
MA, SUNY New Paltz
BA/BS, SUNY New Paltz

I study how people write about their interactions with animals.

My dissertation, Vulgar Ethology: The Rhetoric of Animal Protection in American Natural History, examines human-animal interaction in early American natural history writing (1700-1870) and how new forms of protectionist rhetoric emerged alongside the developing study of animal behavior.

I also write poetry and stories, which have recently appeared in Fence, Volt, and WaterWrites.

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Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2607 (Literature and Environment Room)

Office Hours: 

N/A

FAX: 

(805) 893-4622

Email: 

thomasdoran@umail.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9580

Fields/Affiliations: 

American Cultures and Global Contexts
Early Modern Studies
Literature and the Environment
Transcriptions: The Culture of Information
American Literature
Creative Writing
Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
Rhetoric
American Race and Ethnic Studies

Research Interests: 

Early and 19th-Century American Literature
Environmental Humanities
Animal Studies
Writing Studies
Digital Humanities
History of the Book and Material Texts

Recent Courses Taught