Research

Associate Professor Lucinda Cole presents paper in Boston

Associate Professor of English Lucinda Cole recently presented a paper entitled "Swaming Animals, the Plagues of Egypt, and the Sensitive Soul" as part of The Prehistory of Animal Studies special session panel at the 128th Modern Language Annual Meeting held in Boston beginning of January. 

Professor Cole coordinates the interdisciplinary Human and Animals Relations cluster, and is working towards creating two new programs at USM: an undergraduate certificate program in Animal Studies, and the Stonecoast MFA in Animals, Art, and the Environment. As a member of the Women and Gender Studies Program, Lucinda also teaches feminist theories, 18th century women writers, and a course on species, sex, gender, and science fiction. She also serves on the Board of Maine Friends of Animals.

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