Christopher Loar, PhD

he/him, Professor


Pronunciation: Loar: Rhymes with "Roar" 

Christopher Loar is a scholar of eighteenth-century literature and culture. His book Political Magic British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750 appeared in 2014. His recent scholarship investigates eighteenth-century literature and the nonhuman environment. He co-edits the online journal Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe and His Contemporaries.

Research Interests

  • Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture
  • Science and Literature
  • Ecocentrism
  • Political Theory
  • Transatlantic Writing
  • Early Colonial Caribbean
  • Early British Imperial Literature and Culture
  • Atlantic Slavery