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John Michael Corrigan earned his PhD from the University of Toronto and was a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University. He currently teaches at National Chengchi University, a public research university in Taiwan. His books include Faulkner's Cartographies of Consciousness (Cambridge UP, 2023), American Metempsychosis: Emerson, Whitman, and the New Poetry (Fordham UP, 2012), and the co-edited volume Romantic Legacies (Routledge 2019). He serves as a senior editor with the University of Virginia’s Digital Yoknapatawpha.

The Night Shift
Vein of Fire



"The transmigration of souls is no fable. I would it were, but men and women are only half human." With these words, Ralph Waldo Emerson confronts a dilemma that illuminates the formation of American individualism: to evolve and become fully human requires a heightened engagement with history. Americans, Emerson argues, must realize history's chronology in themselves--because their own minds and bodies are its evolving record. 


Romantic Legacies presents the most wide-ranging treatment of Romantic regenerations, covering the cross-pollination between the arts or between art and thought in Germany, Britain, France, the US, Russia, India, China, and Japan. Each chapter in the volume examines a legacy or afterlife in a comparative context to demonstrate ongoing Romantic legacies as fully as possible in their complexity and richness. 

Digital Yoknapatawpha

Corrigan is a Senior Editor with this digital humanities collaboration. Explore any of William Faulkner's 68 Yoknapatawpha fictions below.

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