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Desire Is Pattern: Notes and Links

7 January 2017

My talk at MLA riffs on ideas that were developed for my contribution to the forthcoming Arden Sonnets: State of Play volume, edited by Hannah Crawforth, Elizabeth Scott-Baumann,...

My Graduate School Statement

19 February 2016

Wesley Raabe has just posted his Statement of Interest for graduate school here, and I am immediately struck by its similarities and differences to my own, which I’m pasting below....

Surfaces. About Surfaces

29 August 2015

Claude Willan’s recent piece—“We write sentences. About sentences.”—has been rumbling through the spin cycle of my brain. The problem, as usually with...

Oceans of Perpetual Parts

23 July 2015

(This is the second of a pair of bloggy, drafty, experimental posts, in which I play around with the ideas at the heart of a forthcoming essay. These posts may vamoose as their ideas...