Work in Progress and in Process

In the pipeline.
"Colonies Before Colonialism: Territory and Literature from Foucault to Montaigne," forthcoming in a volume on "Humanism/​Anti-Humanism," edited by Jan Miernowski.
"From Matter to Materialism," an essay on the history of monstrosity, forthcoming in ALTER, a journal on Disability Studies published in France.
"Distinguished Visitors," forthcoming in a volume ensuing from the "Textual Ambassadors" project at Oxford/​Cambridge. Edited by Joann Craigwood and Tracey Sowerby.
"The Slumber of War." An essay about truces in early modern literature and political thought. Forthcoming in a volume from Ashgate edited by Nathalie Riviere de Carles.

Larger projects underway.
Cheerfulness: A User's History from Shakespeare to Facebook.
Dylan's Style: Poetry, History, Song. An expansion of several articles I've written on the bard of Hibbing, Minnesota. Four chapters in all.
Colonies before Colonialism. What did Renaissance humanists say and think about colonial experience and colonies before the rise of the great modern colonial enterprises that follow 1492.
Montaigne and the Arts of Reading.

Selected Works

In Progress
A list of forthcoming articles and of books I'm writing.
Recent Articles
Two studies of Dylan's poetics; one of his "visionary" work in the mid-1960s and the second of his uses of the prose of Jack Kerouac and the poetry of Petrarch in the elaboration of a new "post-1960s" poetics. Special focus on 1975's "Blood on the Tracks."
Literary History/Political Theory
Literary Criticism/Diplomatic History
A translation of selections from the writings of the heretic, scientist and libertine Cyrano de Bergerac.
Literature/Philosophy of History

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