Richard Nash

Richard Nash

Professor Emeritus, English


  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1986

Journal Articles and Other Publications

“Sporting with Kings,” The Cambridge Companion to Horseracing, ed. Rebecca Cassidy (19pp.). Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press.

“‘Beware a Bastard Breed’: Notes Toward a Revisionist History of the Thoroughbred Racehorse” (29pp.). Forthcoming in Renaissance Horses, edd. Peter Edwards and Elspeth Graham, from Brill, 2011

“Joy and Pity: Reading Animal Bodies in Late Eighteenth-Century Culture,” Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 52, no. 1 (2011): 47-67.

“Speciesism and Early Modern Studies” (co-author), Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, 52, no. 1 (2011): 87-106.

“Animal Studies and the Ecologies of Post Humanism,” Routledge Companion to Literature and Science, ed. Bruce Clarke and Manuela Rossini, London and New York, 2011: 253-63.

“Noble Brutes: How Eastern Horses Transformed English Culture” (Review) Eighteenth-Century Studies, 43, no. 3 (2010): 405-407.

“The Book that Wrote an Animal,” Producing the Eighteenth-Century Book: Writers and Publishers in England, 1650-1800 Ed. by Laura L. Runge and Pat Rogers (University of Delaware Press, 2009): 117-34.

“Nomenclature and the Other Animal,” Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture: Representation, Hybridity, Ethics, ed. Frank Palmeri (Ashgate, 2006).

“‘Honest English Breed:’ The Thoroughbred as Cultural Metaphor,” The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World, ed. Karen Raber and Treva Tucker (Palgrave, 2004): 245-72.

“Did Swift Write It cannot Rain, but it Pours?” Swift Studies, 17 (2002): 44-58.

“Sorrels, Bays, and Dapple Greys,” Swift Studies, 15 (2000): 110-15.

“Immaculate Mothers and Celibate Fathers: Where are we Going and Where have we Been?” Playing Dolly: Technological Formations, Fantasies and Fictions of Assisted Reproduction, ed. E. Ann Kaplan and Susan Squier (Rutgers UP, 1999): 220-31.

“Gorilla Rhetoric: Family Values in the Mountains,” Symploke 4:1-2 (1996): 95-133.

Select Honors and Awards:

  • President, Society for Literature, Science and the Arts (2010)
  • British Academy Fellowship, York University (2005)
  • Mellon Fellowship, Huntington Library (2005)
  • Walker Cowen Book Prize, University Press of Virginia (2003)