Joshua Myers

Joshua Myers

PhD Student in English

jmyer43@lsu.edu

Education

MA in English, Arcadia University, 2012
B.A. in Communications: Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, 2008
A.A. Liberal Arts: English, Pennsylvania State University, 2004

Areas of Interest

19th Century American Literature; 20th Century American Literature; Literature of the American South; Nature Writing; Travel & Exploration Narratives.

Biography

Joshua Myers is most interested in literary representations of the natural world, including but not limited to: landscapes and geography, depictions of flora and fauna, and exploring urban/rural and culture/nature dichotomies. He believes that ecocritical approaches to literature reveal how rhetoric can encourage environmental awareness and produce environmental activism.