UNC English & Comparative Literature

Teaching Assistant Professor

2016, PhD English, University of North Carolina

2005, MFA, University of Massachusetts

1999, BA, University of Michigan


Joseph Fletcher’s research focuses on the intersections of literature and natural philosophy in the long eighteenth century. He is currently working on a monograph entitled Quid’s Pantheism: William Blake as Natural Philosopher, and he is the Managing Editor of the William Blake Archive. His published collections of poetry include The Hatch and Already It Is Dusk, both from Brooklyn Arts Press.

To read more, visit my website


  • The Hatch. (New York: Brooklyn Arts Press, 2018)
  • “Leibniz, the Infinite, and Blake’s Early Metaphysics.” Studies in Romanticism 56.2 (2017): 129-155
  • “Unruly Children: Blake’s Book of Urizen and Embryology’s Break from Newtonian Law.” Essays in Romanticism 23.1 (2016): 113-132
  • “Ocean Growing: Blake’s Two Versions of Newton and the Emerging Polypus.” Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly 49.3 (2015-16)
  • Already it is Dusk. (New York: Brooklyn Arts Press, 2011).

Courses Taught:

  • (ENGL 125) Introduction to Poetry
  • (ENGL 123) Introduction to Fiction
  • (ENGL 105) First-Year Writing

Curriculum Vitae / Resume