Faculty Profile
Colin Jager

Colin Jager
Associate Professor of English

36 Union Street | Room 303 College Avenue Campus

Office Hours: T/W 1-2pm

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Professor Jager writes and teaches about romantic literature, politics, and culture, about secularism and religion, and about cognitive science.  He is the author of articles on all of these topics, published most recently in Qui Parle, ELH, Studies in Romanticism, Pedagogy, Romantic Circles Praxis, and Public Culture.  From 2006-2008 he was co-leader of the “Mind and Culture” seminar at the CCA; for 2013-2014 he is co-leader of the “Objects and Environments” seminar at the CCA.  He is the author of The Book of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era (2007).  A new book, Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age, is forthcoming from University of Pennsylvania Press in 2014.  He is now turning his attention to the political possibilities of romanticism, in particular to the connection between cognition, on the one hand, and the environment, on the other. For more, please visit professor Jager's website.

Education Areas of Specialization

PhD, University of Michigan
BA, Calvin College

Literature and Philosophy; Romantic Literature; Romantic Poetry; Secularism and Religion

Books

The Book  of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era

   
    Other Publications
    Undergraduate Courses Taught Graduate Courses Taught
      • Seminar: Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
      • Principles of Literary Study
      • British Literature 1800-Present
      • Early Romantic Literature
      • Later Romantic Literature
      • Children’s Literature
          • Romanticism and Consciousness
          • Romanticism and Epistemology
          • Secularism from the Enlightenment to Romanticism
          • Writings of the Romantic Period
          • The Political Possibilities of Romanticism
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