Virginia Jackson

UCI Endowed Chair in Rhetoric, Departments of English and Comparative Literature, Critical Theory
School of Humanities

http://www.humanities.uci.edu/poeticshistorytheory/index.php


Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995, Comparative Literature

Email: vwjackso@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
Department of English
400 Humanities Instructional Building
Mail Code 2650
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Poetics; Nineteenth-, Twentieth-, and Twenty-First-Century American Poetry; Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture; the History of Literary Theory
   
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On Periodization: Selected Essays from the English Institute
   
Publications PUBLICATIONS

Books

2005 Dickinson’s Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (Princeton: Princeton University Press)
Winner of the 2006 Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa
Winner of the 2005 Modern Language Association Prize for a First Book

2010 On Periodization: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 2008 (ACLS Humanities E-Book )

2013 The Lyric Theory Reader (with Yopie Prins) (The Johns Hopkins University Press)

2017 Before Modernism: The Invention of American Poetry (Princeton University Press)



Essays (selected)

2016, “American Romanticism, Again,” Studies in Romanticism, 55 (Fall 2016), 319- 346
2016 “Specters of the Ballad,” Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 71, No. 2, 176-196.
2015 “The Function of Criticism at the Present Time” https://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/function-criticism-present-time
2014 “Longfellow in His Time,” Chapter 11 of The Cambridge History of American Poetry, ed. Alfred Bendixon and Stephen Burt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press).
2013 (with Lisa Gitelman), Introduction to “Raw Data” is an Oxymoron, ed. Lisa Gitelman (Cambridge: The MIT Press), 1-14.
2012 “The Poet as Poetess,” The Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry, ed. Kerry Larson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
2012 “Lyric,” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Fourth Edition, ed. Roland Greene, et. al. (Princeton: Princeton University Press), 826-834.
2011 "Please Don't Call it History," http://nonsite.org/the-tank/being-numerous (2011)
2010 “Periodization and its Discontents,” Introduction to On Periodization: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 2008
2008 “Who Reads Poetry?” in PMLA, vol. 123, no. 2, January, 181-187.
2008 “ The Story of Boon; or, Parables of the Poetess,” in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance , vol. 54, nos. 1-4, December, 240-268.
2008 “Thinking Dickinson Thinking Poetry,” in The Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson, ed. Mary Loeffelholz and Martha Nell Smith (Blackwell Publishing), 205-221.
2008 “Bryant; or, American Romanticism,” in The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth- Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange, ed. Meredith McGill (Rutgers University Press, 2008), 185-204.
2007 “ ‘The Poetess’ and Nineteenth-Century American Women Poets” (with Eliza Richards), Poetess Archive Journal , vol. 1, no. 1 http://www.poetessarchive.com/
2005 “Dickinson Undone,” Raritan (Spring), Vol. XXIV, Number 4, 128-148.
2000 “Poetry and Experience,” Raritan (Fall), Vol. XX, Number 2., 126-135.
2000 “Poe, Longfellow, and the Institution of Poetry,” Poe Studies. Vol. 33, numbers 1 and 2, 23-28.
1999 “Lyrical Studies” (with Yopie Prins), Victorian Literature and Culture 27:2 (Fall). 521-530.
1998 “Longfellow’s Tradition; or, Picture-Writing a Nation,” Modern Language Quarterly 59:4 (December). 471-496.
1997 “ ‘Faith in Anatomy’: Reading Emily Dickinson,” in Dwelling in Possibility: Women Poets and Critics on Poetry, ed. Yopie Prins and Maeera Shreiber (Ithaca: Cornell University Press). 85-108.
1996 “Dickinson’s Figure of Address,” in Emily Dickinson and Audience, ed. Martin Orzeck and Robert Weisbuch (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press). 77- 103.
   
Grant National Endowment for the Humanities, 2011-2012
   
   
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Last updated 11/03/2016