Brigitte Fielder is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is currently working on two book projects, one on queer genealogies of interracial kinship in nineteenth-century American literatures, and one on overlapping discourses of race and species in the long nineteenth century. Her work has appeared in journals including American Quarterly, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Studies in American Fiction, Early American Studies, and Theatre Annual, as well as in various edited collections, including Who Writes for Black Children: African American Children’s Literature before 1900, Women’s Narratives of the Early Americas and the Formation of Empire, and American Beasts: Perspectives on Animals, Animality, and U.S. Culture, 1776-1920.
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