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Dr David Arnold

Senior Lecturer in English Literary Studies

Institute of Humanities

Contact Details

email: d.arnold@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 85 5298

David Arnold trained as a Classicist before moving on to doctoral work on twentieth-century American poetry. His research and teaching interests lie in poetry, American literature, ecocriticism and narrative criticism. He has published articles on the literary improvisations of William Carlos Williams and a book on American poetry: Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal (Liverpool University Press, 2007). His recent work focuses on ecophenomenological readings of modernist writing, and Buddhist American Poetry.

David teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has responsibility for modules in Literary Theory and American Writing. He also supervises doctoral research and is currently Director of Studies for a PhD on the poetry of Edward Thomas and Robert Frost. David is a member of both the British Association of American Studies and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. He is also a member of the Green Voices Research Group.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

  • American Literature
  • American ‘counter-poetries’
  • Ecocriticism
  • Literature and Spirituality
  • Literary Criticism and Theory

       

 

 

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

  • Member, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, UK and Ireland
  • Member, British Association of American Studies
Publications

Publications

  • 2011 “Sensuous Surrealism: Writing Reanimated”, Green Letters, Volume 14, 1 (Summer 2011)
  • 2009 “ ‘Another Kind of Writing’: Off-road with Susan Howe”, Journal of Life Writing, special edition on Poetry and Autobiography, ed. Joanna Gill and Melanie Waters, Volume 6, number 1, April 2009: 123-127
  • 2007 Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal, Liverpool University Press
  • 2007 “Williams Without Words: A Dialogue with Michael Palmer” in Ian D. Copestake (ed.), The Legacy of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 161-77

 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities