Dustin D. StewartAssistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature408G Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:Th 2-4 and by appointment.212 854 3215
Areas of Interest :Eighteenth-century literature and culture; poetry and poetics; John Milton; Enlightenment and counter-Enlightenment; theology and critical theory; women's writing; early romanticism
Biography:Ph.D., Texas (2013). Dustin Stewart specializes in British literature 1660-1800, with particular interests in poetry between Milton and romanticism and in religion across the Enlightenment. He is currently finishing a book on the poetics of futurity, exploring how materialist and spiritualist understandings of the afterlife (and the productive tensions between them) shape ideas of poetic experience. A second book project will approach religious reading practices in relation to the problem of literary value.His articles appear in such venues as the Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Wo
men's Writing, and Studies in Romanticism. Recently, a chapter on Margaret Cavendish and John Donne has been published in Immortality and the Body in the Age of Milton (Cambridge, 2018); an essay on John Dunton and Elizabeth Singer Rowe (seen in relation to John Norris and Mary Astell) in Women’s Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1690-1820s (Edinburgh, 2018); and a chapter on military and devotional verse of the early eighteenth century in Milton in the Long Restoration (Oxford, 2016).