Dr. Cameron Seglias



Dr. Cameron Seglias is Assistant Professor in the Department of American  Studies (Lehrstuhl: Heike Schäfer). He recently completed his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin with a dissertation entitled “Settling Debt: Antislavery and Colonial Crisis, 1676-1775.” This work was supported with fellowships from the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Cameron’s second book project will examine tensions between myth, fact, and historiography in postwar American poetry, philosophy, and the social sciences. A further project, “How I Became American: A Fiction,” employs memoir, autotheory, and cultural history in order to interrogate the ways in which familial and national myth collide in a nexus of immigration, race, and capitalism. Research and teaching interests include antislavery literature, Early America, poetry and poetics, the history of capitalism, and Critical Theory.

office: IG 4.218
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tel: 069/798-32370
e-mai: Seglias@em.uni-frankfurt.de 
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