Mark Raymond

Title: Adjunct Lecturer (Honors)

Education: B.A., English Literature, Bates College; M.A.,  Ph..D., English Literature, New York University

Biography: Mark Raymond was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in Rockland and Owls Head. He attended local schools, went to Bates College, and received his Ph.D. in English Literature from New York University. He specializes in 18th Century and Romantic poetry, and his scholarship and publications focus on the interplay of genre, allusion and melancholy among successive generations of writerly communities. Before returning to Maine, he worked for many years in the English and Writing programs at James Madison University in Virginia, including teaching an Honors Seminar on Sherlock Holmes. 

Teaching and Research Interests include: The Long Eighteenth Century (1688-1832), Romanticism, Nineteenth-Century Literature, The Sonnet, Sensibility, Psycho-geography, Memory, Mourning and Melancholy, Antiquarianism, Aestheticism, Transmission Studies, Sherlock Holmes, J.R.R. Tolkien, Foodways.

Publications: “The Romantic Sonnet Revival: Opening the Sonnet’s Crypt,” Literature Compass 4.3

Honors Courses: HON 211 and HON 212