“Breeding Rebellion, Racing to Revolution: The Mystery of Honest Tom’s Missing Stud Book; or, The Political Legacy of the Woodstock Mare.”
Richard Nash, Indiana University Bloomington
Dr. Nash is a leading scholar of Human Animal Studies and eighteenth century English culture, and is Professor of English at the University of Indiana, Bloomington. He is the author of numerous academic articles, including “‘Honest English Breed:’ The Thoroughbred as Cultural Metaphor,” in The Culture of the Horse: Status, Discipline, and Identity in the Early Modern World (2004)–one of the landmark works that reinvigorated the field of equine history. He co-authored The Heath and the Horse: A History of Racing and Art on Newmarket Heath (2015), and his book Wild Enlightenment : The Borders of Human Identity in the Eighteenth Century (2003) won the Walker Cowen Book Prize. He served as past president of the Society for Literature, Science and the Arts, and has held fellowships from the British Academy and the Huntington Library.
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