Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

Andrew Bishop

PhD in English Student

513 Denney Hall
164 Annie & John Glenn Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • American Modernism
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature


  • MA, English, The University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • BA, English, The University of Richmond

Andrew Bishop is a PhD Candidate who studies nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature and culture. His scholarship explores issues related to labor, leisure and nature.

He is working on a dissertation, provisionally titled “The Problems of Leisure in the Industrial-era US,” that analyzes some of the various ways by which nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American authors responded to the crystallization and commercialization of leisure. The project, supported by a Presidential Fellowship, engages with authors like Edward Everett Hale, Herman Melville, Henry Thoreau, Willa Cather and Ernest Hemingway.

Prior to pursuing his PhD, Andrew taught literature and composition courses at Hudson County Community College in Jersey City, NJ, where he also served as Coordinator of Composition II.

Selected Publications

  • "Darl's Bucket, Cash's Casket, and a Rogue River-Log: The Nature of Wood in As I Lay Dying." Forthcoming in Modern Fiction Studies.
  • "Making Sympathy ‘Vicious’ on The Island of Doctor Moreau.” Nineteenth-Century Contexts, vol. 43, no. 2, 2021. DOI: 10.1080/08905495.2021.1898229.
  • "Health or Wealth? Environmentalism and Consumerism in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman." The Midwest Quarterly, vol. 60, no. 4, 2019, pp. 402-418. [Winner of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Victor J. Emmett, Jr., Memorial Award].
  • "Wasted Bulls and Fungus-Ridden Fish: Waste, Travel, and Entitlement in Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises." The Hemingway Review, vol. 38, no. 2, 2019, pp. 27-41. 
  • “Literary Cures for Common-Sense Thinking in the Composition Classroom.” Community College Humanities Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 2018, pp. 64–71
  • "Chatting about 'Nature' with Henry Thoreau and William Cronon." The Concord Saunterer: A Journal of Thoreau Studies, vol. 25, 2017, pp. 146–148.

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