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William huntting Howell

McNeil Center for Early American Studies 216

William Huntting Howell (Ph.D. Northwestern) is an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies. He studies and teaches American literature and culture, with a focus on the latter half of the eighteenth century. He is particularly interested in the relationships between literature, politics, and material culture; his work draws on science and technology studies, gender theory, and social history as well as literary criticism. He is currently writing a book about imitation and un-exceptionalism in the years following the American Revolution.

Courses Taught

spring 2008

fall 2007

spring 2007