Rice University English graduate student, Kevin MacDonnell

18th C. British Literature

Academic History:

M.A., English, St. John's University

B.A. (Hons.), English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Awards Received:

Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn Fellowship, 2020-2021

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Graduate Student Paper Prize, 2020

Greene Prize in Environmental Writing, 2020

Marilyn Marrs Gillet International Travel Fellowship, 2018


"Beneath Defoe's Island: Imperial Geopolitics and the Inorganic Economy in Robinson Crusoe," Philological Quarterly 99.1 (2020)

"Hydrological Citizenship after the Storm," Green Theory & Praxis 13.1 (2020)

"Human Waste and Wasted Humans: Flotsam and Jetsam in the Anthropocene," The 18th-Century Common (2019)