• Theo Mantion is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
  • His interests lie at the intersection of literature and theory, with a special focus on authors who consider the text as queerly intertwined with the body. His research also fosters approaches to literature that combine the findings of other disciplines such as evolutionary biology and thermodynamics, thus expanding my critical reflection on matter.
  • Prior to coming to Harvard, he held a 2-year fellowship position in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). He earned his master’s degree in English literature from the Sorbonne (Paris, France), where he worked under the mentorship of Frédéric Regard.
  • In his master’s thesis “Ecologies of the After: Worlding in the Wake of Catastrophe. A Study of Four Post-War Novels,” he explored how literature reconfigures the ways we inhabit our bodies and environ-ments in post-catastrophe narratives. He also wrote an essay entitled “Queering the Orange: Burgess, Warhol, Bowie,” for the forthcoming volume A Clockwork Orange and Beyond (Manchester University Press, 2021).