This is the professional site of Nick Valvo.
I recently completed my Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Davis. I work as a lecturer at Bates College, and live in Portland, Maine.
I work on the British eighteenth century. My book project, titled provisionally The Parish of Parnassus, argues that we can understand literary misrepresentations of economic life as symptomatic of broader cultural concerns. The project contributes both to local debates over eighteenth-century culture and society and also to the broader field of economic criticism.
Other research interests include the history of consumer culture, psychoanalysis, everyday life studies and dialectical materialism.