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Dr Treasa De Loughry

Lecturer in Global and World Literatures in English (E&R)


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Telephone: 01392 722512

I joined the University of Exeter in 2018. My research intersects world literature, postcolonial studies and environmental humanities.

I am committed to the study of environmental humanities and environmental crises in world and postcolonial literature, especially pertaining to oil/ energy systems, pollution, plastic waste, and food modernisation.

Broader research and teaching interests include contemporary global/ world literature, British and South Asian fiction; Marxist literary theories; the convergence of world literature, world-systems theory and world ecology; postcolonial studies and ecocriticism; modernism, realism and the novel; petro-cultures and energy humanities; food regimes and the Green Revolution. 

I have articles published or forthcoming in the Journal of Postcolonial Writing, the Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Green Letters, and chapters in various edited collections. My monograph, tentatively titled The Global Novel and Capitalism in Crisis - Contemporary Literary Narratives is under contract with the Palgrave Macmillan Series “New Comparisons in World Literature,” and examines how novels by Salman Rushdie, Rana Dasgupta, David Mitchell and Rachel Kushner evolved new aesthetics to represent global economic and ecological crises.

Term 1 Office Hours: please see the sign-up sheet on my office door.

  • Tuesday 10-11
  • Thursday 1030-1230

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