For Mary Loeffelholz, English professor at Northeastern’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Emily Dickinson’s significance lies in her ability to relate to readers, particularly in times of sorrow and mourning. ..
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Ph.D. Brown University
on sabbatical leave, spring, 2016 421 Lake
Francis Blessington teaches major books of the past as aesthetically interesting in themselves and as relevant to the modern world: the Greeks, the Romans, the Bible, and Milton, especially Paradise Lost. He also teaches seventeenth-century British literature, a major period for great lyric poets, like Donne and Ben Jonson, and for styles of writing prose. Professor Blessington is a poet and fiction writer, and he offers poetry and fiction workshops. Currently, Professor Blessington is writing a book on Milton to discover how he employed witchcraft in his poetry.
Euripides: Trojan Women, Helen, Hecuba: Three Plays About Women and the Trojan War. Verse translations.
The Last Witch of Dogtown. Novel.
Wolf Howl. Poems.
Euripides: The Bacchae, and Aristophanes: The Frogs. Verse translations.
Lorenzo de’ Medici. Verse play.
Paradise Lost: Ideal and Tragic Epic. Paperback title: Paradise Lost: A Student’s Companion to the Poem..
The Motive For Metaphor: Essays on Modern Poetry in Honor of Samuel French Morse, edited with Guy Rotella.
Paradise Lost and the Classical Epic.
Milton and Witchcraft (book)