Brooke Stanley, Ph.D. (they/them)

Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Delaware (effective July 1, 2019)

Email: bstanley@udel.edu


Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania, August 2018

M.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania, May 2014

B.A. in English and Italian Area Studies, summa cum laude, Kenyon College, May 2012

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Previous position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Literature, Stockton University

Interests: I write and teach at the hinge of the environmental humanities and postcolonial studies, focusing on contemporary environmental literature from the global South. My interests include globalization; food studies; extraction; disaster; climate fiction; history and theory of the novel; ecocriticism; gender, sexuality, and queer theory; global modernism; environmental activism; race; and indigeneity.

My current book manuscript, Environments of Consumption, explores the politics of food and globalization in contemporary environmental novels from South Africa, South Asia, and the US. I am also researching representations of environmental disaster and climate collapse in global literature and film.

I teach courses on environmental literature, global and postcolonial literatures, and the interdisciplinary environmental humanities and postcolonial studies. I also teach fundamentals of literary studies and writing about literature. 


“Global Gardens: Reading Landscapes with Zoë Wicomb’s October.” Global South, special issue on “Cultures of Cultivation,” edited by Sarah Lincoln, to be reviewed for fall 2020.

“Paddy, Mangoes, and Molasses Scum: Food Regimes and the Modernist Novel in The Tale of Hansuli Turn.” Modernism and Food Studies, edited by Jessica Martell, Adam Fajardo, and Philip Keel Geheber, University Press of Florida, January 2019.

“South African Ecocriticism: Landscapes, Animals, and Environmental Justice.” With Walter Dana Phillips. The Oxford Handbook of Ecocriticism Online, edited by Greg Garrard, Oxford UP, 2017. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935338.013.154


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