Promise Li

B.A., Occidental College, 2017

Promise joined the Department of English in 2018. His work lies broadly in the field of early modern English literature, with a focus on poetry and poetic theory. His research explores how the intersections of prosody and English Reformation religion and philosophy can model new practices of epistemological thinking and embodiment; this project also re-considers the legacy and conceptual import of women’s poetic voices, from Anne Locke to Phillis Wheatley, in the history of poetics and philosophy. Further research interests include the works of John Milton and Edmund Spenser, Reformation theology beyond England, English and American Puritanism, critical theory, and early modern philosophy.