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Brad Bannon

Brad Bannon



Brad Bannon teaches courses in American Literature and first-year composition. His work has appeared in The Cormac McCarthy Journal, Journal of the History of Ideas, James Joyce Quarterly, and the edited collection Visionary of the Word: Melville and Religion (Northwestern University Press, 2017). His first monograph, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and the Supernatural Will in American Literature, is forthcoming from Routledge.


B.A., Saint Michael's College, 2003
M.A., University of Vermont, 2008
Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2012


Essays and Book Chapters

  • "Dark Romanticism, American Asceticism: The Transatlantic Contexts of The Scarlet Letter.” Critical Insights: The Scarlet Letter. Ed. Brian Yothers. Salem Press, 2018. (Forthcoming)
  • "Fatal Loss in McCarthy’s Tennessee Novels.” Cormac McCarthy’s Violent Destinies: The Poetics of Determinism and Fatalism. Ed. Brad Bannon and John Vanderheide. University of Tennessee Press, 2018. 
  • "Coleridge, Edwards, and the Peculiar Progress of Melville’s Free Will Problem.” Visionary of the Word: Melville and Religion. Ed. Jonathan Cook and Brian Yothers. Northwestern UP, 2017.
  • "Divinations of Agency in Blood Meridian and No Country for Old Men.” The Cormac McCarthy Journal 14.1 (2016): 78-95.
  • “President Edwards and the Sage of Highgate: Determinism, Depravity,  and the Supernatural Will.” Journal of the History of Ideas 77.1 (2016): 27-47
  • “Joyce, Coleridge, and the Eastern Aesthetic.” James Joyce Quarterly 48.3 (Spring 2011):   495-510.
  • Review of Ralph Waldo Emerson in Context, ed. Wesley Mott. Review19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of the 19th Century. Ed. James Heffernan, et al. 9 Jan 2015. Web
  • "Visible Saints.” A Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia. Ed. Harry S. Stout. Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.
Brad Bannon

Contact Information

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  • Phone: (865) 974-0382
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