Prof. Kasia Boddy

Kasia is a Professor of American Literature at the University of Cambridge, where she explores our relationship with objects and activities that appear everywhere in real life, but which for the most part enter only obliquely into literature.

About Kasia Boddy

Kasia Boddy is a Professor of American Literature at the University of Cambridge, and the author of several books on literary and cultural history.

Having written extensively on short stories, Kasia is now completing a book about the history and idea of the Great American Novel.

Another strand of Kasia's research explores the imaginative resources offered by objects and activities such as sport, razor blades and plants; the kinds of things which are ubiquitous to the point of saturation in modern life, but which for the most part enter only obliquely into literature. Among her many other publications, she is the author of Boxing: A Cultural History and Blooming Flowers: A Seasonal History of Plants and People, both of which explore how these themes have been treated by writers and artists and in the common imagination.

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