Paul Yoder, Ph.D.

Paul Yoder

Educational Background

  • Ph. D. in English, Duke University, 1992
  • M. A. in English, The Ohio State University, 1983
  • B. A. in English, Louisiana State University, 1980

Areas of Focus

English Romanticism, William Blake, John Milton, Bob Dylan, Literary History, Narrative, Difficult Narratives

Selected Publications

The Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Poem Jerusalem: A Revisionist Reading (2010).

“Blake and the Book of Numbers: Joshua the Giant Killer and the Tears of Balaam.”  The Jews and British Romanticism: Politics, Religion, Culture. Edited by Sheila Spector. New York: Palgrave, 2005. Pp. 87-102.

“What Happens When: Narrative and the Changing Sequence of Plates in Blake’s Jerusalem, Chapter 2.” Studies in Romanticism, 41.2 (Summer 2002): 259-78.

“Blake’s Pope.” Romantic Generations: Essays in Honor of Robert F. Gleckner. Edited by Ghislaine McDayter, Guinn Batten, and Barry Milligan. Bucknell UP. 2001. Pp. 23-42.

“Unlocking Language: Self-Similarity in Blake’s Jerusalem.” Romantic Circles Praxis Series: Romanticism and Complexity, edited by Hugh Roberts. March 2001.
http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/complexity/yoder/yoder.html

“Theory and Practice: A Response to Arkady Plotnitsky.”  Romantic Circles Praxis Series: Romanticism and Complexity, edited by Hugh Roberts. March 2001.
http://www.rc.umd.edu/praxis/complexity/yoder2/yoder2.html

“Not from Troy, But Jerusalem: Blake’s Canon Revision.”  Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly 31:1 (Summer) 1997.

“Milton’s The Passion.”  Milton Studies 27 (1991), 3-21.

“Thomas Gray’s Pindarics” (co-author Wallace Jackson).  Approaches to Teaching Eighteenth-Century Poetry, ed. Christopher Fox (New York: AMS Press, 1990), 302-17.

“Clarissa Regained: Richardson’s Redemption of Eve.”  Eighteenth-Century Life 13 (May 1989), 61-9.

“Wordsworth Reimagines Thomas Gray: Notations on Begetting a Kindred Spirit” (co-author Wallace Jackson).  Criticism 31 (1989), 287-300.