Pascale M. Manning is an Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where she teaches in the Department of English and the Honors College. Her research and teaching interests span British Literature of the long nineteenth century, literature and science, the Anthropocene, environmental humanities, and Indigenous studies. Her current book project, “Unbearable Witness: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Entangled Roots of Denialism,” explores how late-nineteenth-century narratives employ speculative strategies to imaginatively deny the limits of our capacity to witness in ways that testify to a nascent awareness of our growing culpability as geophysical agents. Aspects of this project have been published as articles in Victorian Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century Literature, and Literature Compass. In addition to teaching courses on Romantic and Victorian literature, she also teaches interdisciplinary Honors seminars and leads two annual study-abroad programs — one in Ireland and the other in France and the UK. A French-Canadian transplant living in Wisconsin, Pascale is an avid birder, canoeist, and gardener.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Department of English