Nights and Natural Lights in Nineteenth Century American Poetics

Cecily Parks

Texas State

Cecily Parks is the author of the poetry collections Field Folly Snow (2008) and O'Nights (2015), and editor of the anthology The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses (2016). Her poems appear in The New Republic, The New Yorker, Tin House, and elsewhere. Her essays appear in The Emily Dickinson Journal, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Texas State University.


Cecily Parks, Texas State UniversityThe advent of electric lighting and rapid industrialization in the American nineteenth century marked the beginning of the end of the American non-urban night. This paper theorizes the... [ view full abstract ]


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P63 » Approaches to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry & the Environment (08:30 - Saturday, 24th March, Enchantment B)

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