Zachary Blinkinsop

    Zachary Blinkinsop

  • Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
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  • Office: 6414 Dwinelle
  • Office hours: Fall 2017 MTu 12-2 & by appointment
A Third Culture Kid and Air Force brat who grew up in Japan, Germany, and the United Kingdom, Zachary’s academic engagement with literature is tied closely to his interest in national identity.

He earned his B.A. in Scandinavian Studies and Latin from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2014 where he wrote an honors thesis on Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura and Harry Martinson’s Aniara: en revy om människan i tid och rum. Zachary researches Rococo and Neoclassicism in Sweden, the appropriation of Norse myth in Göticism, and the political use of theatre during the reign of Gustav III. He is currently translating Olof Dalin’s Svea rikes historia [1747] into English. Zachary is also interested in the porous boundary between the human and the non-human, animals as literary subjects, and dystopian/post-apocalyptic fiction.