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Daniel Block

Adjunct Assistant Professor of British Literature

Daniel Block, adjunct assistant professor of British literature, received his B.A. from Haverford College (magna cum laude) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of Literatures and Cultures in English at Brown University.

His research and teaching interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, poetry and poetics, the history of the novel, aesthetics, historiography and historicism, theories of emotion and affect, transatlanticism, as well as rhetoric and composition.

He has published on the role of poetry in Walter Scott's historical novel, Waverley. Currently he is completing articles that explore Adam Smith's sympathy for the dead as well as the fractured temporality of emotion in John Keats's poetry. His book project, tentatively titled British Romanticism at the Degree Zero of Emotion, locates the minor emotions that attend Romanticism's desire for an evocative past.

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