Mattfeld, Dr. Monica

Assistant Professor Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies
Email: Phone:
  • Prince George


Monica Mattfeld is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia. She has written on the history of animal and human disability in “Animal” (Bloosmbury, 2021) and on horse-human relationships and performances of gender in Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship (Penn State, 2017). In collaboration with Kristen Guest she has edited Horse Breeds and Human Society: Purity, Identity, and the Making of the Modern Horse (Routledge, 2020), Equestrian Cultures: Horses, Human Society, and the Discourse of Modernity (University of Chicago Press, 2019), and a special issue of Humanimalia focusing on breed. Mattfeld is currently interested in questions of animal disability and agency; breed, type and purity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; along with questions relating to equine performance and Romantic hippodrama.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Animal Welfare
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • History
Areas of Expertise:

Eighteenth-Century Literature, Seventeenth-Century Literature, Animal Studies, Disability Studies, gender, theatre, sensibility, animal rights, performance, human-animal relationships, animals in history.

Languages Spoken:
  • English
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • English
  • Interdisciplinary Studies

I am happy to supervise students interested in any aspect of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, animal studies, disability studies, early modern British Literature, early modern British theatre, and the history and literature of gender.

Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Curriculum Vitae

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