Jonathan Morse

Contact:
jmorse@hawaii.edu

Website:
Jonathan Morse


Office hours:
MWF 9:30-10:20


A literary historian afflicted with historian-envy, I'm now trekking my therapeutic way out of the nineteenth century and toward the early twentieth. The author I used to teach most in the department's single-author series was Emily Dickinson, but the author I teach most these days is James Joyce. I also write a blog about language and photography.

Publications


Word by Word: The Language of Memory (Cornell University Press, 1990). Essays and chapters in An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia, A Historical Guide to Emily Dickinson, The Emily Dickinson Journal, American Literary History, Raritan, and other books and journals. Recovered and restored historical photographs in The Emily Dickinson Bulletin, The James Joyce Quarterly, and my blog The Art Part.

Areas of Interest


American literature, literary history, modernism, prosody, photography

Awards


College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature award for excellence in teaching, 2014

Education


BS, MS (microbiology), Penn State PhD (English), Indiana University

Courses


Spring Semester 2018
  • ENG-361: Poetry
  • ENG-460: Studies in Fiction: Fiction and its Societies

Fall Semester 2017
  • ENG-271: Genre: Poetry and Drama
  • ENG-461: Studies in Poetry: Poetry’s Forms

Spring Semester 2017
  • ENG-270: Literary History: American Literature
  • ENG-271: Genre: Poetry and Drama
  • ENG-361: Poetry: Image, Sound and Word

Fall Semester 2016
  • ENG-337: Am Lit Mid-19th to Mid-20th C
  • ENG-440: Single Author: James Joyce

Spring Semester 2016
  • ENG-271: Genre: Poetry and Drama
  • ENG-434: Studies: 20th C to Present – Modernism