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Laura Wright

Laura Wright


College of Arts and Sciences


Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3927
Office: 416 Coulter Building
Pronouns: she/her


Laura Wright is Professor of English at Western Carolina University, where she specializes in postcolonial literatures and theory, ecocriticism, and animal studies. Her monographs include <i>Writing Out of All the Camps: J. M. Coetzee's Narratives of Displacement</i> (Routledge, 2006 and 2009) and <i>Wilderness into Civilized Shapes: Reading the Postcolonial Environment</i> (U of Georgia P, 2010). She is lead editor (with Jane Poyner and Elleke Boehmer) of <i>Approaches to Teaching Coetzee's Disgrace and Other Works</i> (MLA, 2014). Her most recent monograph, <i>The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror</i>, was published by the U of Georgia P in 2015. Her edited collection <i>Through a Vegan Studies Lens: Textual Ethics and Lived Activism</i> was published in February 2019 by the University of Nevada Press.


  • Ph D, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • MA, East Carolina University
  • BA, Appalachian State University

Teaching Interests

Postcolonial Literature <br>Environmental Literature<br>Animal Studies<br>South African Literature<br>Vegan Studies

Research Interests

The literature and politics of oppression and resistance; women's literary history; ecofeminism; postcolonialism; literature and the environment.

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