B.A. The College of Wooster (2014)
M.A. University of Maryland (2016)
John’s research focuses on British poetry of the nineteenth century, extending through the fin de siècle to the beginnings of literary modernism in the early twentieth century. He is especially invested in poetic form and the ways circulating theories of aesthetics and prosody of the late-Victorian and Edwardian period were interwoven with issues of national identity, empire, and Britain’s global presence. Most recently, he has written on cosmopolitanism and blank verse in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. Though interested primarily in the poetry of the long-nineteenth century, John will always enjoy thinking and writing about Henry James. In his spare time he enjoys playing tennis.