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Aaron Kunin

Aaron Kunin


Assistant Professor of English

Education: Ph.D., Duke University; M.A., Johns Hopkins University; A.B., Brown University

Expertise: Milton; English literature 1500-1800; poetics

With Pomona Since: 2005

Office: Crookshank Hall 213

Campus Phone: (909) 607-8194

Email: Aaron Kunin

Research Interests

Character; artifact; misanthropy; Jonson’s fear of the human face; the “dormative principle” (Molière); the wish to be an object

Recent Courses

  • ENGL074 PO British Novel I, Defoe to Austen
  • ID 001 PO Critical Inquiry Seminar
  • ENGL199 PO Ind Std: English
  • ENGL067 PO Literary Interpretation
  • ENGL156 PO Milton and Visual Culture
  • ENGL127 PO Pre-modern Psychology
  • ENGL154 PO Shakespeare:Comedies & Histories
  • ENGL170F PO Special Topics in English Lit
  • ENGL198 PO Summer Reading & Research

Selected Publications

  • “Characters Lounge,” Modern Language Quarterly 70:3, 2009
  • “Facial Composure and Management in Behn’s Novels,” Modern Philology 107:1, 2009
  • “Shakespeare’s Preservation Fantasy,” PMLA 124:1, 2009
  • The Mandarin (Fence Books, 2008)
  • Folding Ruler Star: poems (Fence Books, 2005)