Dr Natalia Cecire

Post:Lecturer in English & American Literature (English, Sussex Centre for American Studies, American Studies)
Location:ARTS B B272

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678966
International:+44 1273 678966

Research expertise:
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I specialize in American literature since 1880 and the theory of minor knowledges. My research interests include history of science, poetics, gender and sexuality, childhood, media, and visual culture.

I am affiliated with the Sussex Centre for American Studies, where I am doctoral convener and (for Autumn 2017) co-convener of the research seminar; the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence; and the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Working Group.


For prospective PhD students:

I welcome proposals for projects in American literature from 1800, and/or proposals with theoretical investments in history of science, media and technology studies, gender and sexuality studies, childhood, realisms and naturalisms, illness and disability, or poetics. Recently, I am especially interested in ideas about time, innocence, and publics. I am primarily interested in theoretically-driven projects that do not take periodization or canons for granted; I will almost never be interested in supervising a single-author project.

I am committed to supporting BME students and welcome their inquiries.