Montana State University

Marvin Lansverk, Professor

Ph.D. University of Washington
18th Century British Literature

Office: Wilson 2-173
Phone: 406-994-5198
E-Mail: marvin.lansverk@msu.montana.edu

Office Hours: M W F, 10:00-11:00

I am a professor of English, specializing in eighteenth century British literature, the history of the novel, and the works of William Blake. This year, I am a Mentoring Fellow for the Montana Campus Compact as well, where I serve as a consultant for this year's Faculty Fellows from institutions of higher education around the state. I am also developing service-learning courses within the English Department: as part of their classes my Literary Criticism students are facilitating book groups in the public schools and my Mythology students will be doing community storytelling as they study the power of myth.

Selected Recent Publications:

The Wisdom of Many, the Vision of One: The Proverbs of William Blake. Peter Lang, 1994.

Book Chapter: “Addisonian Aesthetics in Fanny Hill. Forthcoming in edited collection on John Cleland, AMS Press.

Articles:”We Represent the Lollipop Guild’: Gnomes and Other Little Folk in Blake’s Mythos,” Transactions of the North West Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol. 20, March, 1997

“Keys and Q’s: Blake and the Emblem Tradition.” Transactions of the North West Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol 19, Spring, 1995.

“Visions of the Daughters of Albion: Blake’s Book of Job,” Transactions of the North West Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Vol 18, November 1991

Projects:

I am currently working on a book, Blake's Visual Wisdom, a partner volume to my book on Blake's proverbs. I am also working on a book length project on allegory and the novel, in addition to pedagogical research on service learning.

Resources:

William Blake resourses

The Oxford English Dictionary

The Montana Campus Compact

The National Campus Compact

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Updated: 07/21/2014