Joshua Calhoun

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Personal Information

Name
Joshua Calhoun
Title/Professional Identity
Assistant Professor
Institution or Organization
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact Email
calhoun3@wisc.edu
Homepage
http://www.english.wisc.edu/faculty-calhoun.htm

About

Bio

My current research explores ecologies of writing and reading, especially the poetic interplay between literary ideas and the physical forms they are made to take as sixteenth- and seventeenth-century texts. Made from recycled clothes, slaughtered animals, and felled trees, poetic texts in Renaissance England were filled with visible traces of ecological matter. I argue that the flora and fauna from which a text was made were legible, significant elements of its poetic form.

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