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Adam Cotton

Biography

Adam Cotton's teaching reviews can be found on RateMyProfessors.com

Research Interests

Composing courses. Lecturing on themes and issues of modernist literature, totalitarianism, literary indoctrination, and elegy.

Selected Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS  

“Notes on Robert Lowell’s Proleptic Elegy with ‘Il Miglior Fabbro.’” Modern Horizons: Toronto, 2016. Web.

CONFERENCE PAPERS & SEMINARS  

“Early Poems and Criticism” of T. S. Eliot. The International T. S. Eliot Society. Senate House, University of London: London, UK. 6-15 July 2019. 

“Pharmakoi, Asyndeton, the Historical Sense and T. S. Eliot’s Murder in the  Cathedral. The International T. S. Eliot Society. Emory University: Atlanta, GA. 21 Sept. 2018.  

“As ‘The Sharp Guitars’ Mourn the Poet’s ‘Name’: American Elegies for Federico García Lorca.” Humanities Graduate Student Association. York University: Toronto, 2017.  

“Dialogical Struggle in the Canadian Elegies for Federico García Lorca.” Institute of Modern Languages Research. Senate House, University of London: London, UK. 11 July 2016. 

“Anxieties and Pleasantries in Modernist Philia: The Friendship(s) of T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound.” The International T. S. Eliot Society. Auditorium Teatro della Clarisse: Rapallo, Italy. 21 June 2016. 

“Catastrophe and Dilemmas of Commemoration in Two Canadian Elegies for Federico García Lorca.” Modernist Studies Association. Westin Copley Place: Boston, MA. 19 Nov. 2015. 

“‘No Other Way’: A Defense of the Three War Elegies by John Cornford.” ACCUTE. University of Ottawa: Ottawa, ON. 31 May 2015. 

“The Disbelieving Believer in T. S. Eliot and the Believing Disbeliever in Virginia Woolf.” The International T. S. Eliot Society. Washington University: St. Louis, MO. 19 Sept. 2014.  

“Samuel Richardson’s ‘Buzz of Mixed Voices’: Polyphony in Clarissa.” Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies: London, ON. 16 Oct. 2013.

 

Awards and Recognition
2020 - (Nominated) Queen’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
2019 - T. S. Eliot International Summer School Scholarship
2018 - Queen’s English Travel Award (QETA)
2016 - Queen’s English Travel Award (QETA)
2016 - Jamieson Award for Excellence in Canadian Literary Studies
2016 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2016 - Queen’s Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant
2015 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2015 - Queen’s English Travel Award (QETA)
2014 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2014 - Queen’s English Travel Award (QETA)
2013 - Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2012 - Queen’s Graduate Award
Dissertation

Confronting Form, the Disappearing Poet, and the Elegiac Traces of Federico García Lorca.

Additional Information

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6
Canada

Telephone (613) 533-2153

Undergraduate

Telephone (343) 363-2140

Graduate

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