Professor Jonathan Lamb


Vanderbilt University

Jonathan Lamb has taught English Literature at Auckland, Princeton and (most recently) Vanderbilt, where he holds the Andrew W. Mellon Chair of the Humanities. His most recent books are The Evolution of Sympathy (2009), Settler and Creole Re-enactment (2009, co-edited with Vanessa Agnew) and The Things Things Say (2011). He is currently on a Guggenheim Fellowship finishing a book for Princeton University Press called Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery. It deals with the unevenness both of the epidemiological history of the disease and of its effects on what Thomas Trotter called `the nervous temperament.’