Donna Landry







+44 1227 824745

Postal address

School of English
University of Kent
Kent, CT2 7NX
United Kingdom


Selected publications

TEEME supervisions

Maryam Ala Amjadi
Laila Hashem Abdel-Rahman
Kristina Nikolovska
Soumaya Boughanmi

Donna has published widely on the politics and aesthetics of the countryside, Anglo-Ottoman and East-West relations, the horse in history, imperialism, Orientalism, the Black Atlantic, labouring-class and women’s writing, travel writing, and on animals as simultaneously cultural agents and commodities. She regularly crosses disciplinary boundaries and currently poaches in Ottoman studies, art history, ecology, landscape aesthetics, postcolonial theory, and Middle Eastern history. With Jonathan Lamb, Iain McCalman, and Vanessa Agnew, among others, she has been involved in the ‘Extreme and Sentimental History’ project (see Criticism 46:3 [Summer 2004]). With Ercihan Dilari, Caroline Finkel, and Gerald MacLean, she is a founding member of the Evliya Çelebi Ride and Way, a project of historical re-enactment, leading to the establishment of an UNESCO European cultural route, The Evliya Çelebi Way. She received a Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship for 2009-2010 for ‘Hoofprinting’ (Evliya Çelebi, Wilfrid Scawen and Lady Anne Blunt).

Donna is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the editorial boards of The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Eighteenth-Century Studies, The John Clare Society Journal, and Criticism, as well as a consultant for presses. With Professor Caroline Rooney, she co-edits the Routledge ‘Research in Postcolonial Literatures’ series. She is a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the British and American Societies for Eighteenth-century Studies, the World Arabian Horse Organization, the British Syrian Society, the Anglo-Turkish Society, the Turkish Area Studies Group, the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East, and the Society of Authors.

Research Supervision: Donna invites applications in research fields in which she has supervised, such as postcolonial and ecological theory, travel and travel writing (especially in Turkey and the Ottoman empire), early modern and Enlightenment empires in a comparative frame, Turkish, Palestinian, and other Middle Eastern literature, Orientalism, Black Atlantic writing, gender studies and queer theory, labouring-class writing, women’s writing, animals in cultural history.