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Brett Mizelle <email@example.com>
History & American Studies, CSU Long Beach
I am currently working on two book projects in the interdisciplinary field of "animal studies":
To the Curious: The Cultural Work of Exhibitions and Representations of Exotic and Performing Animals in America, 1789-1837, manuscript in progress for the Johns Hopkins University Press series "Animals, History, Culture."
Pig, manuscript in progress for the Reaktion Books series "Animal."
I am especially interested in pedagogical questions, having been involved in national initiatives focused on learning-centered undergraduate education. I hope to use my co-editorship of H-Animal to prompt discussion about how to teach the history of human-animal relationships.
|Address:||Dept. of History
1601 Earl Warren Dr.
Long Beach, California 90840
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-Animal
List Editor for H-Animal
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Research and Methodology
Ph.D., American Studies (2000), University of Minnesota
Dissertation: "'To the Curious': The Cultural Work of Exhibitions of Exotic and Performing Animals in the Early American Republic" [Abstract Published in American Quarterly 54.4 (December 2002), 754-755]
Advisors: Richard Leppert and David W. Noble
M.A., History (1995), University of Minnesota
B.A., American Studies (1990), Georgetown University
"The QUE Project and History Learning and Teaching: The Case of Long Beach State," forthcoming in Faculty Development for Student Achievement: The QUE Project (Anker Publishing Company, 2005) [co-written with Tim Keirn]
"Contested Exhibitions: The Debate Over Proper Animal Sights in Post-Revolutionary America," forthcoming in Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 9.2 (2005), 219-235.
"Displaying the Expanding Nation to Itself: The Cultural Work of Public Exhibitions of Western Fauna in Lewis and Clark's Philadelphia," in Robert S. Cox, ed., The Shortest and Most Convenient Route of Communication: Lewis and Clark in Context (American Philosophical Society, 2005), 215-235.
"'I Have Brought my Pig to a Fine Market': Animals, Their Exhibitors, and Market Culture in the Early Republic," in Scott C. Martin, ed., Cultural Change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789-1860 (Madison House, 2005), 181-216.
"'Man Cannot Behold it Without Contemplating Himself': Monkeys, Apes and Human Identity in the Early American Republic," in Explorations in Early American Culture: A Supplemental Issue of Pennsylvania History 66 (1999), 144-173.
Selected Book Reviews:
Review of Charles Willson Peale: Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic, by David C. Ward, Archives of American Art Journal 44.3-4 (2004), 32-37.
Review of Body and Soul: A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism, by Robert S. Cox, Journal of the Early Republic 25.1 (Spring 2005), 150-153.
Review of The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860, by David A. Copeland, The History Teacher 38.3 (May 2005), 403-404.
Review Essay, "Cultural Production in the Early American Republic" (review of The Selected Papers of Charles Willson Peale and His Family, Volume 5, The Autobiography of Charles Willson Peale, ed. Lillian B. Miller & Sidney Hart and The American Manufactory: Art, Labor, and the World of Things in the Early Republic, by Laura Rigal], Eighteenth-Century Studies 37.2 (Winter 2004), 301-304.
Review of Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos, by Elizabeth Hanson, Journal of American History 90.3 (December 2003), 1048-1049.