Paul Jaussen

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I received my Ph.D. in English and Theory/Criticism at the University of Washington, where I studied American literature, particularly poetry and poetics. I'm approach poetics as a study of thought, and I always ask how a text is allowing us to think through history, culture, and our environments. But I'm also a contemporary literature person, and so I spend a lot of time thinking about the way changes in culture and technology influence the way novelists and poets write and the way readers read. I love to teach, drawing on a broad literary archive (right now, I'm teaching Frankenstein; last semester, I taught American Psycho). Lately, I've been a preoccupied with the rise of do-it-yourself and craft culture, which intersects with network societies in intriguing ways.

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