Professor of Literature & Writing
School of Business & Social Sciences
Professor Kealy joined the Colby-Sawyer College faculty in 2000 to teach world literature and writing. His scholarship and teaching focus on early modern representations of science and nature in literature, literary cultures of Islamic Spain, and environmental humanities.
“Baroque Nature: An Ecocritical Reading of Emblematic Poetry” for the panel “Pre- and Early Modern Ecologies” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, 2017.
“Roma, Gypsies, and the Politics and Poetics of (Mis-)Representation.” Panel chair and respondent: “Representing the Margins: Romani Cultures in the European Imagination” Northeast Modern Language Association, Toronto, 2015.
“A New Digital Cartography of ‘Convivencia’: Sevilla 1492” for the panel “Medieval Literature: Digital Humanities” Modern Language Association, Chicago, 2014.
“The Margin as the Center: Practicing Identity in al-Andalus: A Response to Franco Moretti” for “E(x)amining the Map: A Comparative Experiment.” ACL(x)/E(x)amine Conference, American Comparative Literature Association. Pennsylvania State University, 2013.
“Hypnerotomachia Poliphili and the Nature of Desire” for “Courtly World and Ecocriticism.” Modern Language Association, Boston, 2013.