Podcast: Adventures in Close Reading
William Flesch teaches English, film, and sometimes philosophy at Brandeis. He's the author of three books: Generosity and the Limits of Authority: Shakespeare, Herbert, Milton, Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of our Interest in Fiction, and, perhaps most proudly, The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry: 19th Century, which has an entry on Hemans's "Casabianca."
He too podcasts -- you can find his selected courses complete at amimetobios.podbean.com or the last hundred episodes on iTunes. Some of his blog entries can be found at Stanford's Arcade; others, more anonymously, at Balaustion.com. In 2012 he was the International Chair Professor at National Taipei University of Technology.