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Sam Jacob

My research and academic interests span American literature and culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the early-twentieth century. I’m particularly interested in intersections between American and Russian literatures, spaces, and people, and usually engage these textual and geographic intersections through transnational, environmental, and archipelagic frameworks. My work on Russian American literary, cultural, and environmental exchange has appeared both at academic conferences and in peer-reviewed publications. These include an article published in The Explicator on the short fiction of Ralph Ellison as well as a forthcoming article titled “Rerouting Russian America: Decontinentalized Alaska, Archipelagic Poetics, and Speaking Glaciers,” provisionally accepted for publication in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment (ISLE).