Author Biography

Shelby Johnson is an assistant professor of English at Florida Atlantic University where she researches and teaches on sexuality, race and ecocriticism in the long eighteenth century, and in Indigenous studies. She is currently completing a book project titled The Rich Earth Between Us: The Intimate Grounds of Race and Sexuality in the Atlantic World. In it, she argues that figures of a gifted earth organize a set of worlding practices that ground and animate anticolonial intimacies. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in MELUS, English Language Notes, and The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation.


Brigitte Fielder, nineteenth-century American literature, Black studies, Indigenous studies