Christina Colvin

Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Literature

Christina M Colvin, PhD


Ravenhill Mansion 303
Philadelphia, PA 19144

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Christina Colvin

Assistant Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Literature


PhD, English, Emory University (2014)
MA, English, Emory University (2012)
BA, English, University of West Florida (2008)


  • Video Essays and Virtual Animals: An Approach to Teaching Multimodal Composition and Digital Literacy. JITP: Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy 13 (2018): 11 June 2018. Web.
  • Composite Creatures: Marianne Moore’s Zoo-Logic. ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 24.4 (2018): 707-26. Print.
  • Bass Pro Shops, Environmental Thought, and the Anima(l)tronic Dead. Evental Aesthetics 4.2 (2015): 105-15. Web.
  • Thinking Pigs: A Comparative Review of Cognition, Emotion, and Personality in Sus Domesticus. Co-authored with Lori Marino. International Journal of Comparative Psychology 28 (2015): 11 June 2015. Web.
  • His Guts Are All out of Him: Faulkner’s Eruptive Animals. Journal of Modern Literature 38.1 (Fall 2014): 94-106. Print.

Focus Areas

Literature, Rhetoric, Animal studies, Ecology, Multimodal composition

Research Interests

Christina M. Colvin specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century American literature, the environmental humanities, digital and visual rhetoric, and animal studies. Her research examines how literary texts expand, challenge, and complement the abilities of the sciences to describe nonhuman animal complexity in the current and previous century. Her peer-reviewed work appears in venues including the Journal of Modern Literature, the International Journal of Comparative Psychology (co-authored with Dr. Lori Marino), and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. She is currently at work on a book project that examines representations of species extinction and endangerment in modern and contemporary American literature.

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