Shewry, Teresa

Associate Professor

Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a PhD in Literature from Duke University and a BA in English and Japanese from Victoria University, New Zealand. Her research areas include Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures, environmental humanities, and water and the ocean. Her book, Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), explores hope in the context of environmental change in the Pacific. She is also a co-editor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011) and guest editor of a special section of South Atlantic Quarterly on environmental activism across the Pacific (2017). Teresa recently co-organized a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Sea Change.” 

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2522

Office Hours: 

Fall 17: please email for appointment

Email: 

tshewry@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170

Fields/Affiliations: 

Literature and the Environment
Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature

Research Interests: 

  • Environmental Studies
  • Postcolonial and global literary studies
  • Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures
  • Critical theory and cultural studies
  • Hope, utopia
  • Water, the Ocean

Publications

Other Publications: 

  • Possible Ecologies: Literature, Nature, and Hope in the Pacific. Under contract with the University of Minnesota Press.
  • Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century. Coedited with Stephanie LeMenager and Ken Hiltner. NY: Routledge, 2011.

Bookshelf

Recent Courses Taught

Quarter Course Title
Spring 2017 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Fall 2016 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment - Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Fall 2016 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature
Spring 2016 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment - Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Spring 2016 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Winter 2016 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations: Water Imaginations
Winter 2016 ENGL 234 Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Utopia and Ecology
Spring 2015 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment – Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Spring 2015 ENGL 165LP Topics in Literature: Literature of the Pacific
Winter 2015 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Winter 2015 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literatures
Spring 2014 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Spring 2014 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature
Winter 2014 ENGL 265HS Seminar in Special Topics: Sea Change
Fall 2013 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations: Water Imaginations
Fall 2013 ENGL 234 Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Utopia and Ecology
Winter 2013 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations : Literature and the Environment: Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Winter 2013 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations : Water Imaginations
Spring 2012 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations : Water Imaginations
Spring 2012 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature