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The University of Texas at Austin
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cannibalism, Christopher Columbus, industrial capitalism, Henry Hudson, Washington Irving, labor, Herman Melville, nineteenth-century American literature, nationalism, New York, popular culture, race and ethnicity, U.S. empire
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About Me

Helene Remiszewska’s research focuses on labor and the laboring body, haunting and the supernatural, and American literature to 1865. She has also written on histories and depictions of cannibalism, industrial capitalism, and New York neighborhoods, and she’s taught classes on race, gender, and fashion, marginalized literary communities and pop culture, and nineteenth-century world literature.

Her current book project explores how early American fantasies of colonial violence prefigure working-class ideologies of national belonging in the mid-nineteenth century.

Recent Publications

“Enslaving the Cannibal: Irving’s Columbus and Benito Cereno.” North America and Spain: Transversal Perspectives – Norteamérica y España: perspectivas transversales, edited by Julio Cañero, Escribana Press, 2017, pp. 257-268.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
Caribbean, North America, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, Capitalism, Colonialism, Disability, Economic History, Environment, Food History, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Migration & Immigration, Pedagogy, Race, Rebellion & Revolution, Slavery, Urban History