Anna Hill

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Lecturer in English

I work on twentieth- and twenty-first-century American literature, with particular interests in environmental criticism, memory studies, and postcolonial studies. I received my Ph.D. in English from Yale in December 2022. My first book project, “Environmental Memory and the Realist American Novel in an Age of Climate Crisis,” explores how late-twentieth-century authors reworked significant genres of the American novel and tropes of environmental writing in light of emergent discourses about environmental crisis and global climate change. This project makes the case that, as a dynamic vehicle of place-based, more-than-human memory, the realist novel can function as a generative resource for environmental imagining and environmental justice in the Anthropocene. My academic writing is forthcoming in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and I am currently completing a grant-funded public humanities project that experiments with text-image storytelling to explore new ways of communicating about ecological issues. I am interested in interdisciplinary collaborations, particularly between literature, visual arts, and the environmental humanities, and I have served as the co-chief editor of Palimpsest: Yale Graduate Literary and Arts Magazine. At Yale, I have taught undergraduate courses on environmental literature, nostalgia, graphic novels, and creative nonfiction writing.