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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. His monograph entitled William Blake as Natural Philosopher, 1788-1795 is forthcoming in the Fall of 2021 from Anthem Press. He is the Managing Editor of the William Blake Archive, and his published collections of poetry include The Hatch (Brooklyn Arts Press) and Kola Superdeep Borehole (Bateau Press).

To read more, visit my website


  • William Blake as Natural Philosopher, 1788-1795. (London: Anthem Press, 2021, forthcoming)
  • 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