Joshua Calhoun

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Joshua Calhoun
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Assistant Professor
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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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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