Student Spotlight: Michael Feinberg Wins Research Fellowship at John Carter Brown Library


Ph.D. Candidate Michael Feinberg has been awarded with a research fellowship at the John Carter Brown Library to support research on their dissertation entitled, “Caribbean Landscapes and Agencies beyond the Human in British Print Culture surrounding the Haitian Revolution.” Michael’s focus while at the JCB is to study how the imagery and description of landscape in Edward Long’s The History of Jamaica (1774) can be read in a way that grounds and inadvertently unsettles the author’s own employment of racial taxonomies to augment a sense of human exceptionalism integral to the colonial enterprise.