Christopher Loar

he/him, Associate Professor


His research and teaching interests include the literature of the long eighteenth century from both Britain and the Americas; critical theory; political philosophy; gender studies; imperialism; ecocriticism and environmental history; and eighteenth-century science writing. His essays have appeared in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Genders, Studies in English Literature, and Eighteenth-Century Fiction. His first book is entitled Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750 (Fordham, 2014).

Research Interests

  • Early Modern Britain
  • Early/Antebellum American
  • Eighteenth-Century British
  • Nineteenth-Century American