Author Archives: Nathan Hensley

About Nathan Hensley

Nathan K. Hensley is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University; he works on nineteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and the novel.

Hunter’s Post from Last Night

Hi all, below is Hunter’s post, sent to me yesterday evening but not posted til now due to tech. difficulties. NH Hunter Kiselick Professor Hensley Blog Post for 3/3 for Capstone: Tragic Ecologies   As a senior, in my last … Continue reading

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Sea Change

Listen! you hear the grating roar Of pebbles which the waves draw back, and fling, At their return, up the high strand, Begin, and cease, and then again begin, With tremulous cadence slow, and bring The eternal note of sadness … Continue reading

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“How Much Hotter Was Your City in 2015?”

A helpful / disquieting infographic from the New York Times today: “Scientists declared that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year on record. In a database of 3,116 cities provided by AccuWeather, about 90 percent of them were warmer than normal. Enter … Continue reading

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What is tragedy? What is ecology?

Henry Fox Talbot, “Oak Tree in Winter,” Calotype (R) and negative (L); 1842-3; British Library. About the course: Since the Greeks, tragic form has given shape to stories of irreversible and unwilled catastrophe. Starting in the Victorian era, the term … Continue reading

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