Assistant Professor of English School of the Humanities,
Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Humanities

Contact Information

Courses

  • Seventeenth-Century Poetry
  • Eighteenth-Century Novels
  • Eighteenth-Century Satire
  • Romantic Era
  • Victorian Era
  • Gothic in Fiction and Film
  • Bible and Its Influence
  • Slavery and Global Ethics
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Shakespeare I and II
  • LGBTQ+ Literature
  • Theories of Gender and Sexuality
  • Children’s Literature
  • Literary Analysis
  • Poetic Analysis
  • Film Analysis
  • British and European Literature II
  • American Literature I

Research

  • Enlightenment philosophy
  • Aesthetic theory
  • Human rights and legal justice
  • Sexuality in literature and philosophy
  • Eighteenth-century economics and slavery
  • Poetry and poetics
  • Critical theory
  • Film studies

Education

  • BA, Case Western Reserve University
  • MA, Case Western Reserve University
  • PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Academic Profile

Carrie Shanafelt is the author of articles and book chapters on eighteenth-century philosophy, literature, and sexuality, and is a frequent presenter at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and other conferences, in addition to invited lectures at universities in the US and Japan. She is currently completing her first monograph, Uncommon Sense: Jeremy Bentham, Queer Aesthetics, and the Politics of Taste, and beginning a second book project on Quobna Ottobah Cugoano, Atlantic slavery, and eighteenth-century economic theory. For a list of her publications, projects, and talks, see her personal website at https://www.carrieshanafelt.com/

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