S. Blount Mason, Jr. Professor of English
B.A., Auburn University 1976
Ph.D., Yale University 1982
Nineteenth-century literature and culture; literature of the environment; Walt Whitman.
English 362-American Romanticism
English 367-19th-Century American Novel
English 370-Literary Theory
WRIT 100-First Year Writing Seminar: Country and City
Seminar and Capstone Courses
American Environmental Writing
Technology and Culture in 19th-Century America
John Burroughs and the Place of Nature. University of Georgia Press, 2006.
The Culture of Eloquence. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999.
Walt Whitman's Language Experiment. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.
Work in Progress
Recent Articles and Talks
"Hunting House Mountain" (1999)
"Deep South to Deep North" (2007)
"John Burroughs and the Scientific Imagination" (forthcoming in ATQ)
"John Burroughs's Writing Retreats" (delivered at Roxbury, NY, June 2007)