Virginia Jackson

Virginia Jackson is UCI Endowed Chair in Rhetoric in the departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Dickinson’s Misery: A Theory of Lyric Reading (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005) and the co-editor (with Yopie Prins) of The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Her book Before Modernism: Nineteenth-Century American Poetry in Public, is forthcoming from Princeton, and she is now at work on After Poetry, a book on twenty-first-century American poetics.


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