Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies


Barton Levi St. Armand (Ph.D. Brown University, 1968) received three degrees in American civilization at Brown and now teaches interdisciplinary courses in the department on such subjects as the relationship between American painting and literature, on American artists at home and abroad, and on British and American environmental literature and the "Green tradition" in American thought. He has also taught in Japan and in France. He is the author of Emily Dickinson and Her Culture: The Soul's Society (Cambridge, 1984) and is currently working on a book project titled Haunts of Nature: Essays on American Literature and the Ecological Spirit from Bradstreet to Borroughs. He has written monographs on the American Gothicist H.P. Lovecraft, as well as numerous articles on such other classic authors as Jewett, Frost, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, and Poe.

Professor St. Armand also writes poems and is the author of four poetry collections including the recently published American Haiku (Providence: Ziggurat Press, 2000). He has also appeared and served as commentator in the PBS film, "On Frozen Pond: The Tom Eccleston Story," (2003, directed by Kathi Wheater). He is the recipient of several research grants, fellowships and honors, including the Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities (2002).

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