Professor of English
B.A., The University of the South; B.A., University of Oxford; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Jennifer Davis Michael holds degrees from Sewanee, Oxford, and Northwestern. Her teaching includes upper-level courses in late eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, a seminar on William Blake, and a Studies in Poetry course focusing on "Apprehensions of the Sacred".
After graduating from Sewanee, Jennifer Davis Michael proceeded to Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and then to Northwestern University where she completed her doctorate. Her dissertation on William Blake developed into her first book, Blake and the City (Bucknell University Press, 2006). She was honored to return to teach at her first alma mater in 1995. While her teaching and research interests tend to focus on late eighteenth-century and Romantic poetry, her current project on poetry and silence is heavily informed by her Studies in Poetry course, "Apprehensions of the Sacred."