PhD 2017 Princeton University [English]
MA 2012 Princeton University [English]
BA 2008 Carleton College [English, summa cum laude]
Taylor Eggan received his PhD in English from Princeton University in 2017. His research interests are broad, and include African literature and culture (Anglophone, Francophone, Swahilophone), postcolonial literature, global modernisms, ecophilosophy, and theories of the novel. He has published and presented on writers as diverse as Samuel Beckett, Driss Chraïbi, Willa Cather, Joseph Conrad, Martin Heidegger, D. H. Lawrence, Emmanuel Mbogo, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, Ferdinand Oyono, and Said Ahmed Mohamed.
In addition to his scholarly work, Taylor is also a practicing artist. As a performer and dance maker, his artistic practice integrates improvisational investigation, virtuosic movement, and wide-ranging research. Over the past decade, he has performed extensively in Portland and Minneapolis, working in the fields of dance, theater, film, and music.
Taylor’s current projects include a book titled The Ecological Uncanny and a new dance-theater work titled Abominable.