Woody Brown

Woody Brown is a PhD candidate in English at UB, where he also works as the GA for the Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis & Culture. He received his BA in English from Amherst College in 2011. His undergraduate thesis, a novel, was the recipient of the Peter Burnett Howe Prize for Excellence in Prose Fiction. He is projected to complete and defend his dissertation, "'Finding is the first Act': Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Discourse of Science," in Spring 2020. In 2019, he was awarded the Opler-Doubrava Fifth Year Dissertation Fellowship. His research interests include American prose and poetry in the long nineteenth century, the histories of science and medicine during the same period, disability studies, Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis, and the work of Emily Dickinson, Charles Chesnutt, and Harriet Prescott Spofford