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Jeffrey Blevins

Tuesdays 12:30-2:30 in Cafe Nefeli

Professional Statement

Jeffrey Blevins lectures on American and British literature of the last 150 years. He is currently at work on a book about the liars paradox and modernist literature.

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“Absolutism, Relativism, Atomism: The small theoriesof T.S. Eliot. JML: Journal of Modern Literature: forthcoming.

Link“Putting a Pineapple Together with Wallace Stevens.” Paideuma 41 (2015): 111-128.

Link. “Pound Sign.” ELH: English Literary History 81, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 1327-1361.

Link. “Thomas Hardys Timing: Poems and Clocks in Nineteenth-Century England.” Victorian Poetry 52, no. 4 (Winter 2014): 591-618. Kirk Underhill Prize.

Link. “‘Suppose This Was the Root of Everything’: Stevens and the Imperative to Suppose.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 37, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 70-90. Joel Fineman Prize.


Link. “How Stevens Uses the Grammar of Is.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 39, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 75-83.

Link“Survey Review of a Year’s Essays on Stevens: A Quotidian Ecstasy.” The Wallace Stevens Journal 37, no. 2 (Fall 2013): 253-261.


LinkReview of Modernist Fiction and Vagueness.” MAKE: Literary Magazine (Summer 2016).

Link“Review of The Birth of Theory.” MAKE: Literary Magazine (Summer 2015).

Link. “Review of Blakes Agitation.” MAKE: Literary Magazine (Summer 2014).


Presenter (“The Specificity of Literary Forms”) and Panel Convener (“Specificity and Singularity: Modernist Literature”). Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pasadena, CA. 2016.

Humanism Without Psychologism: The Logic of Eliots Impersonal Theories.” T.S. Eliot Society Panel. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY. 2016.

“Eliot’s Brains.” Transdisciplinary Connections Forum: Division for Cognitive and Affect Studies (The Aging Brain in Literature). Modern Language Association Conference. Austin, TX. 2016.

‘To be wild with nothing to be wild about’: Being About in Frost’s Early Poetry.” Robert Frost Society Panel (“Sounding Frost”). American Literature Association Conference. Boston, MA. 2015.

“Images, Memories, Gardens: On Two Poems by Pound and Lowell.” Ezra Pound Society Competitive Session (“Ezra Pound, Amy Lowell, and Cultural Memory”). Modern Language Association Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2015.

“‘Small theories’: Eliots Atomism.” T.S. Eliot Society Guaranteed Session (“T.S. Eliot and the Fin de Siècle”). Modern Language Association Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2015.

“Consciousness as Simile: Phenomenology’s Contents and Physicalism’s Discontents.” The Colloquium on 20th- and 21st-Century Literatures. Berkeley, CA. 2014.

Presenter (“How Stevens Uses the Grammar of Is”) and Panel Convener (“Aspects of Value: Wallace Stevens and Charles Altieri”) on behalf of the Wallace Stevens Society. The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. Louisville, KY. 2014.


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