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Nicholas Mohlmann


Mohlmann’s academic interests include American poetry and poetics, corporate aesthetics, promotional literature, procedural writing, and theories of form.  His current work focuses on the intersection of form and agency in colonial America, particularly Virginia.  He is currently working on a series of articles recovering the Virginia Company of London's contributions to the development of the technology of corporate speech.  He is at work on a book project, tentatively titled Aesthetics of Authority: Poetry, Form, and Politics in Colonial Virginia, that recovers a genealogy of pre-Revolutionary Virginian poetry by examining how poets worked to aestheticize colonial Virginia’s unique forms of politics.

Degrees & Institutions:

Mohlmann received his bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University, a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Maine, and his Ph.D. in English from Purdue University.

Keywords: American poetry and poetics, early American