Colin Jager

Colin Jager is professor of English and director of the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers University in the USA. A scholar of British Romanticism, religion, and secularism, Jager is the author of two academic monographs, both published by the University of Pennsylvania Press: The Book of God: Secularization and Design in the Romantic Era (2007) and Unquiet Things: Secularism in the Romantic Age (2015) and of articles on romanticism, religion, cognitive science, and other topics, published in MLQ, ELH, Public Culture, Qui Parle, and elsewhere. At Rutgers, he regularly teaches courses on poetry and poetics, secularism, religion, literary theory, and romantic literature. In fall 2018 he was Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Lancaster University in England. He is at work on two projects: the first is on Romanticism and political possibility; the second is on aesthetics and religion, with the working title On Not Being Reconciled: Literature, Religion, and Selfhood.

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