News and Events

  • July 2021: My essay on Herbert’s depiction of rhyme and trade, “Mine, Then Thine: Rhyme, Exchange, and the Economy of the Gimmick in The Temple,” appeared in The George Herbert Journal 42, no. 1-2. Taking its cue from Sianne Ngai’s work on the gimmick, it explores how Herbert uses rhyme to counter the apparent inevitability of exchange: i.e., that we’re necessarily trading something whenever we interact with others, including God.
  • April 2021: The most recent issue of Marvell Studies (vol. 6, no. 1) has been published. It contains an essay by Alex Garganigo on the reception and adaptation of “To His Coy Mistress” in science fiction and fantasy since 1950.  In addition, this issue contains reviews of Patrick McGrath’s Early Modern Asceticism (by Daniel Juan Gil) and Steven Zwicker’s John Dryden: Selected Writings (by Ryan Hackenbracht).