Jake McGinnis

Jake Mcginnis

Email:  jmcginn5@nd.edu

Areas of Interest
19th Century American, Ecocriticism, New Materialist philosophy

B.A. Writing, minors in English and environmental studies, Northland College
M.A. English, literature focus, University of Idaho


Jake McGinnis is a PhD student in English at the University of Notre Dame, where his work is centered on ecocriticism, New Materialist philosophy, and nineteenth-century U.S. writers--especially Henry David Thoreau and the circle of Ralph Waldo Emerson.  He is the managing editor of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.  
A creative writer by training, McGinnis also enjoys working on creative non-fiction projects that explore memory, sense of place, and ideas of wildness.