Dr. Josh Doty
Dr. Doty studies and teaches American literature before 1865, specializing in the intersection of literature, science, and philosophy. His book project examines nineteenth-century novels, scientific treatises, and other works to argue that fiction helps readers assess the ethical repercussions of emerging sciences.
ENG 121 and 123
ENG 295: Literature and Medicine
ENG 318: American Literature to 1865
ENG 320: American Transcendentalism
“Digesting Moby-Dick.” Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies, 2017, forthcoming.
“Satire, Minstrelsy, and Embodiment in Sheppard Lee.” Early American Literature 51.1 (Spring, 2016): 131-156.
“William Faulkner’s Embodied Subjectivities.” Levinas and Twentieth-Century Literature: Ethics and the Reconstitution of Subjectivity. Ed. Donald Wehrs. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2013. 111-131.
“Exploring Early American Legacies with Hamilton,” Society of Early Americanists, Tulsa, OK, 2017. (Participant in “The Hamilton Moment” roundtable.)
“The Ethical Content of Habit in the Early American Republic,” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, New Orleans, LA, 2015.
“The Digestive Unconscious of Moby-Dick,” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, Chapel Hill, NC, 2014.
“Seeing Neurosentimentally: Abolitionist Literature and the Moral Force of Mental Vision,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, 2013.
“‘Life is simply a huge joke!’: Alice James’s Humor and the Physiology of Memory,” Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts, Greensboro, NC, 2013.
“The Moral of the Story: Re-presenting Moral Insanity in Robert Montgomery Bird's Sheppard Lee,” Southern Association for the History of Medicine and Science, Charleston, SC, 2013.