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Dr. Jacob D. Blevins, Professor of English

Dr. Jacob D. Blevins, Professor of English

B.A., M.A., M.F.A., McNeese State University; Ph.D., Texas Tech University

Dr. Jacob Blevins

Kaufman Hall, 314

(337) 475-5143

Special Responsibilities

  • Director, MFA Program
  • Coordinator, Poetry Reading Series

Editorial Service To Academic Journals

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Literature
  • Comparative Literature / The Classical Tradition
  • Latin Poetry
  • Literary Theory
  • Shakespeare
  • Milton


  • 2009-2010: Louisiana Division of the Arts, $ 5,000 Artist's Fellowship in Literature (Poetry)
  • 2006: Senior Fulbright Scholar, Cardiff University, UK ($ 15,000)

Professional Activities and Affiliations

  • Board Member, South Central Renaissance Conference
  • Board Member, Southern Comparative Literature Association
  • Member, Classical Association of the Mid-West and South
  • Member, John Donne Society
  • Member, South Central Modern Language Association

Selected Works

  • Editor, The Works of Thomas Traherne. Vol. 9. Boydell and Brewer. Commissioned by publisher and under advanced contract.
  • Editor, Dialogism and Lyric Self Fashioning: Bakhtin and the Voices of Genre. Edited with introduction. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna UP, 2008.
  • Editor, Re-Reading Thomas Traherne: A Collection of New Critical Essays. Edited with introduction. Tempe, AZ: Medieval & Renaissance Texts and Studies, 2007.
  • Thomas Traherne: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1900-2003. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
  • Catullan Consciousness and the Early Modern Lyric in England. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004.


  • "Staging Rome: The Renaissance, Rome and Humanism's Classical Crisis." The Sites of Rome. Edited by David H. J. Lamour and Diana Spencer. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. 271-294.
  • "Influence, Anxiety, and the Symbolic: A Lacanian Rereading of Bloom." Intertexts 9.2 (2006): 123-138.
  • "Finding Felicity Through the Pythagorean Eye: Pythagoreanism in the Work of Thomas Traherne." Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly 25 (2005): 41-51.
  • "The Catullan Lyric and Anti-Petrarchism in Sir Thomas Wyatt." Classical and Modern Literature: A Quarterly 19 (1999): 279-285.