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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Jim Warren

S. Blount Mason, Jr. Professor of English

Prof. Warren is on a Lenfest supported sabbatical in 2013-14.
Payne 214
(540) 458-8761

Fall term office hours:


B.A., Auburn University 1976
Ph.D., Yale University 1982


Nineteenth-century literature and culture; literature of the environment; Walt Whitman.


English 362—American Romanticism
English 367—19th-Century American Novel
English 370—Literary Theory
WRIT 100—First Year Writing Seminar: Country and City

Selected Publications

John Burroughs and the Place of Nature. University of Georgia Press, 2006.

The Culture of Eloquence. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999.

Walt Whitman's Language Experiment. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1990.

Seminar and Capstone Courses

American Environmental Writing
Technology and Culture in 19th-Century America

Recent Articles and Talks

"Hunting House Mountain" (1999)

"Deep South to Deep North" (2007)

"John Burroughs and the Scientific Imagination" (forthcoming in ATQ)

"John Burroughs's Writing Retreats" (delivered at Roxbury, NY, June 2007)

Work in Progress

Mary Austin's Road to the Spring

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