Paul Jaussen received his PhD in English with a joint PhD in Theory and Criticism from the University of Washington in 2010. His research focuses on poetry and poetics, literary theory and criticism, modernism, and contemporary literature. His first book, Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital(Cambridge UP, 2017), uses systems theory as a model for interpreting long poetry across historical periods, ranging from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to contemporary works by Nathaniel Mackey and Rachel Blau DuPlessis. His essays and reviews have appeared in New Literary History, Contemporary Literature, Comparative Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, and ASAP/J, among others. With Dr. Franco Delogu, he co-directs the Humanity+Technology lecture series at LTU, which has received funding support from the Michigan Humanities Council.
Currently, Dr. Jaussen is co-editing A Companion to American Poetry (Wiley Blackwell), and working on a second book project on the topic of political language in contemporary literature.
Dr. Jaussen regularly teaches courses in world literature, modern poetry, literary theory, and literature and technology.
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