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  • Poetry and the Commons, Part II
  • February 2, 2022, 1:10 - 3:10 pm
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  • With Dave Collings (Bowdoin) and Juliana Spahr (Mills)


    David A. Collings, English, Bowdoin College

    David Collings is Professor of English at Bowdoin College. His research focuses on British Romantic literature (including Romantic poetics, radical and feminist literature, and the Gothic novel); the intersections of Romanticism and Kantian critical philosophy; the emergence of modern industrial capitalism alongside the popular radical response; and the broad cultural implications of climate change. He is the author of numerous articles on Romanticism and critical theory, and four books: Wordsworthian Errancies: The Poetics of Cultural Dismemberment (1994), Monstrous Society: Reciprocity, Discipline, and the Political Uncanny, c. 1780-1848 (2009), Stolen Future, Broken Present: The Human Significance of Climate Change (2014), and Disastrous Subjectivities: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Real (2019).

    Juliana M. Spahr, English, Mills College

    Juliana Spahr is a poet and scholar of 20th century literature. Her poetry moves between lyricism, explanatory prose, and theoretical discussion. Her most recent book, That Winter The Wolf Came, concerns global struggle, especially for those located at the intersection of ecological and economic catastrophe. Prior to this, she has published four full-length collections of poems and two books of prose that might be memoirs.

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