Shewry, Teresa

Associate Professor

Teresa Shewry is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a PhD in Literature from Duke University and a BA in English and Japanese from Victoria University, New Zealand. Her research areas include Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures, environmental humanities, and water and the ocean. Her book, Hope at Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), explores hope in the context of environmental change in the Pacific. She is also a co-editor of Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century (Routledge, 2011) and guest editor of a special section of South Atlantic Quarterly on environmental activism across the Pacific (2017). Teresa recently co-organized a Mellon Sawyer Seminar on “Sea Change.” 

Contact

Office: 

South Hall 2522

Office Hours: 

W18: Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm and by appointment

Email: 

tshewry@english.ucsb.edu

Mailing Address: 

English Department
UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170

Fields/Affiliations: 

Literature and the Environment
Twentieth Century Anglophone Literature

Research Interests: 

  • Environmental Studies
  • Postcolonial and global literary studies
  • Pacific and Pacific Rim cultures
  • Critical theory and cultural studies
  • Hope, utopia
  • Water, the Ocean

Publications

Other Publications: 

  • Possible Ecologies: Literature, Nature, and Hope in the Pacific. Under contract with the University of Minnesota Press.
  • Environmental Criticism for the Twenty-First Century. Coedited with Stephanie LeMenager and Ken Hiltner. NY: Routledge, 2011.

Bookshelf

Recent Courses Taught

Quarter Course Title
Winter 2018 ENGL 122AP Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Winter 2018 ENGL 122WE Water Imaginations
Spring 2017 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Fall 2016 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment - Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Fall 2016 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature
Spring 2016 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment - Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Spring 2016 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Winter 2016 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations: Water Imaginations
Winter 2016 ENGL 234 Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Utopia and Ecology
Spring 2015 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations: Literature and the Environment – Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Spring 2015 ENGL 165LP Topics in Literature: Literature of the Pacific
Winter 2015 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Winter 2015 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literatures
Spring 2014 ENGL 197 Upper-Division Seminar: Indigenous Literature
Spring 2014 ENGL 104B British Literature from 1900 to Present
Winter 2014 ENGL 265HS Seminar in Special Topics: Sea Change
Fall 2013 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations: Water Imaginations
Fall 2013 ENGL 234 Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature: Utopia and Ecology
Winter 2013 ENGL 122AP Cultural Representations : Literature and the Environment: Imagining Asia and the Pacific
Winter 2013 ENGL 122WE Cultural Representations : Water Imaginations