Skip to content

College of Arts and Humanities

Jonathan Beecher Field

Jonathan Beecher Field

Associate Professor, American literature


Department of English
Office: 808 Strode

Ph.D. English, University of Chicago (04); M.A. English, University of Chicago (93); B.A. English, Washington University (91)

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests
Early American Literature, Settler Colonialism, Infrastructure

Jonathan Beecher Field (he/him) was born in New England and educated in the Midwest. His first book, Errands into the Metropolis (UPNE, 2009), concerned strategies of dissent employed by religious dissidents in seventeenth-century New England. His second book, Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation (Minnesota, 2019), considers how simulacra of deliberative processes allow politicians, corporations, and university to contain and silence dissent. He is currently working on a book project considering material bases of settler innocence.

Professional/Research Links;;

Walter Muir Whitehill Prize; Clemson Creativity Professorship


Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Town Hall Meetings and the Death of Deliberation (Minnesota, 2019)

Errands into the Metropolis: New England Dissidents in Revolutionary London. Hanover, New Hampshire: Dartmouth College, 2009. Print.

College of Arts and Humanities
College of Arts and Humanities | 108 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634