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David Baulch


Baulch is currently working on two books: “Being at the Limit: William Blake, the sublime, and the event,” studies William Blake’s 19th century conception of the sublime and Gilles Deleuze’s notion of the event. This project focuses on Blake’s annotations, letters and the catalog of his own 1809 solo art exhibition to trace Blake’s unique conception of the sublime and its implications for ontological difference in detailed readings of his illuminated book “Milton and Jerusalem.” The other book Baulch is working on, tentatively titled, “The Afterlife of Revolution,” evaluates the way the failure of the French Revolution produced a remarkable literature of revolutionary futurity.

His critical edition of Thomas Lovell Beddoes’ “The Brides’ Tragedy” was published in Romantic Circles Editions. His essays on William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas Lovell Beddoes have been published in academic journals, such as Studies in Romanticism, European Romantic Review, Romanticism on the Net, Romantic Circles Praxis Series, The Coleridge Bulletin and The Wordsworth Circle.

Degrees & Institutions

Baulch received UWF’s Distinguished Teaching Award (2012 and 1999) and Faculty Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award (2010). He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of Northern Colorado, and a doctorate degree in English from the University of Washington.

Keywords: British romanticism, British modernism, William Blake, Thomas Lovell Beddoes, critical theory