Archive for April, 2012

Idaho Bound April 25th, 2012

On Sunday, April 29, I’ll be heading to Idaho to give guest lectures at Boise State University and the College of Idaho.  At Boise State I’ll be giving a public lecture on April 30th entitled “Romanticism, Blake, and the Politics of Nature”; and the next day I’ll be visiting Professor Schaper’s Capstone English class at the College […]

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An excellent new book on Robbie Burns April 18th, 2012

I’m excited to announce that a new book has just been published in the Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies, the book series I co-edit with Julia Wright of Dalhousie University.  Entitled Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture and co-edited by Sharon Alker, Leith Davis, and Holly Faith Nelson, the collection features fourteen splendid essays by some of the […]

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Grahame Davies’s new royal appointment April 4th, 2012

My friend and favourite songwriting collaborator, the Welsh poet Grahame Davies, has just been appointed to work as Private Secretary to the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.  Check out the official royal press release on the Prince of Wales website.  Grahame has sent me several poems to set to music during the […]

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