Dr Amy Morris

PhD, MPhil, BA Hons

Director of Studies

College Jobs

  • Director of Studies, English (Part II)

University Jobs

  • Lecturer in American Literature, Faculty of English

Contact

Telephone: 01223 335031

Email: amer1@cam.ac.uk

Biography

I studied English at Newnham and went on to complete an MPhil and PhD in American Literature at Cambridge. During my doctoral studies, I spent two years at Harvard as a Frank Knox Fellow. Before taking up a teaching position at Cambridge, I lectured for a year at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. I am married with four children.

Photography courtesy of John Pankratz

Research Interests

American and transatlantic literature, especially 1600-1800. My publications include a book on American puritan poetry and articles on early American lyric, colonial responses to mastodon teeth, commonplace books, Shakespeare in America, and the literature of revolution. I also work on modern US literature and culture, including the art and poetry of Mina Loy, and twentieth-century representations of homelessness in poetry, fiction and the visual arts.