Dr. Julie McCown is an Assistant Professor of English at Southern Utah University. She received her Ph.D. from University of Texas at Arlington. Her teaching and research interests are wide-ranging and include early American literature, animal studies, science studies, and digital humanities/media theory. She has written about stop-motion animation puppets, crocodiles, and dissolving/decomposing animals. She also discovered a previously unknown poem by the 18th-century African American poet Jupiter Hammon, which introduced her to the wonders of archival research. Her current research centers on animal bodies and materiality in early American natural history texts and the reciprocal interactions between written text and real bodies out in the world.

Office Hours (BC 303B) - Spring 2020

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:00-9:50 am
  • Tuesdays, Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm
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