• Theo Mantion is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.
  • Their research 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. Their research also fosters approaches to literature that combine the findings of other trends of thought such as queer theory, ecocritcism, but also fat studies.
  • Prior to coming to Harvard, Theo held a 2-year fellowship position in the Department of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). They earned their master’s degree in English literature from the Sorbonne (Paris, France), where they worked under the mentorship of Frédéric Regard.
  • Part of the research they did then is to appear as an essay entitled “Queering the Orange: Burgess, Warhol, Bowie,” in the forthcoming volume A Clockwork Orange and Beyond (Manchester University Press, 2021).
  • In addition to their academic work, Theo likes to translate original texts from English into French. A piece they translated and introduced was published in the May issue of the Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF—Gallimard), France's most prestigious literary review.