B.A., Occidental College, 2017
Promise joined the Department of English in 2018. His research interests lie broadly in the field of early modern British literature, with a focus on poetry and poetics. His research traces the relationship between poetics and social critique in the long seventeenth century by attending to the marginal voices in poetic discourse, including but not limited to coterie women's poetic writing and Elizabethan conventions of the female-voiced complaint. His further interests include the works of John Milton and Edmund Spenser, theories of the lyric, queer and feminist theory, and British and American poetry across different periods, from early Victorian spasmodic verse to the Black Arts Movement.