Contact Information

office location: Rabb 141
office hours: Mon. and Wed. 1-2 and by appt.
burt @ brandeis.edu
781-736-2158

See John Burt's web page or Faculty Guide page for more information.

John Burt

John Burt

Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism (2013) Burt


Paul E. Prosswimmer Professor of American Literature
Interim Director of University Writing
Ph.D., Yale University


Research Interests

19th-Century American Literature, 20th-Century American Literature (especially poetry), Southern Gothic Fiction, American Romantic Fiction, composition, rhetoric


Selected Publications

Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism
Harvard University Press, 2013

Victory
Turning Point Press, 2007

Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, editor.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Press, 2002
 
The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren, editor.
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Press, 1998.
 
Work Without Hope. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
 
Robert Penn Warren and American Idealism. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
 
The Way Down. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988.

Articles and poetry in ELH, Yale Review, Poetry Miscellany, Chicago Review, Shenandoah, and other journals.


Selected Awards

Fellowship from the Newhouse Humanities Center at Wellesley College, 2006-07


Selected Courses Taught

American Gothic & American Romance (ENG 177a)
Fiction of the American South (ENG 207b)
American Realism & Naturalism (ENG 126a)
Romanticism II: Byron, Shelley & Keats (ENG 125b)