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,Next Life Might Be Kinder
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2015
W.W. Norton,2015
cover of "The Man Who Walked Away"
Author,The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Bloomsbury USA,2014
,I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
,An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
Author,What is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2010
Flood Editions,2010
Editor,At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press,2009
,The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company,2008
,Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,2008
,Make Us Wave Back
University of Michigan Press,2007
,The Haunting of L.
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux,2007
Houghton Mifflin,2007
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
,In Fond Remembrance of Me
,Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
William Morrow,2002
,The Chauffeur
,The Northern Lights
,Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,The Shape of Things to Come
William Morrow,2001
,The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin,2000
,The Museum Guard
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
,The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995


August 26, 2016
Professors Stanley Plumly and Michael Collier have poems featured in The Best American Poetry 2016, edited by Edward Hirsch, Scribners.
August 26, 2016
Orrin Wang recently presented a paper on Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound and Commemorative Thought and one on the Gothic Zany at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism's annual conference in Berkeley; he'll be traveling this October to Vanderbilt to deliver a talk on the threat of mimesis in Austen, Byron, and Mary Shelley.  He'll also be giving a paper at the January Modern Language Association annual Convention on Derrida and the Prosthetic of the Inside.  All these talks are part of a book project on Romanticism and media, with the Prometheus Unbound piece a first stab at thinking about queer theory in relation to the idea of theory as future theory.  Another part of the project, on Wordsworth's poem "Michael" and Robert Smithson's land art, is forthcoming from ELN.
August 26, 2016
Pamela Gerhardt's essay, Fog on the Cher, is forthcoming in the fall issues of BlackBird, an online journal of literature and the arts.
August 26, 2016
Shirley Logan recently spoke with Professor Trevor Parry-Giles on WYPR on rhetoric and its role in politics. Shirley and Trevor will present "Rhetoric and Politics in America: What's Past is Prologue," on October 10th, as part of the Democracy Then & Now initiative.
August 25, 2016
In June 2016, Danuta Hinc graduated with an MFA in Writing and Literature from the Writing Seminars at Bennington College, VT
August 25, 2016
Holly Smith is managing editor of the Washington Independent Review of Books (WIRO). Holly received notification that, "The United States Library of Congress has selected [WIRO] for inclusion in its web archives," recognizing WIRO as, "an important part of [its] collection and the historical record."
August 25, 2016
Howard Norman's new novel, My Darling Detective, so far will have French, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, German and Dutch translations. The novel will be published in the U.S. on March 28.  Howard is writing, for Princeton University Press in their WRITERS ON WRITERS series, a book about Peter Matthiessen.
August 25, 2016
Mark Fitzgerald was recently awarded a writing fellowship from the Virginia Center of Creative Arts. On September 3, he will read from his book, By Way of Dust and Rain, at the Richmond Public Library.
August 25, 2016
FALL 2016 Syllabus and Office Hour Submissions: Attention ALL Faculty, Lecturers and TAs teaching 200 and above literature and/or CMLT courses. If you have not already done so, please submit a copy of your Syllabus for FALL 2016.
August 25, 2016
Tita Chico has been named a Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary University of London (UK) for 2016-2019, spent August 2016 as a Visiting Fellow at the Chawton House Library and Research Centre in Hampshire (UK) – where Jane Austen lived and wrote for several years-- and is a recipient of funding from the ARHU ADVANCING Scholarship Initiative. Since early 2015, Prof. Chico has given lectures drawn from her work on 18th-c literature and science at the University of Oxford, the University of Warwick, Birkbeck College-University of London, Queen Mary University of London, the Foundling Museum (UK), Chawton House Library, and the University of Illinois. A new piece on ‘putrefaction’ in the 18th century is forthcoming in Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology.