Rebecca Ariel Porte
Community Initiative and Podcast Program Head
Rebecca Ariel Porte holds a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her research, which centers on nineteenth- and twentieth-century movements in British and American poetry, concentrates on crossings between early analytic philosophy and modern theories of poetics and aesthetics. Other intellectual radiants include theories of enchantment and disenchantment, microcosm and macrocosm, Gedankenexperiment, negative capability, hylozoism, chamber pop, changelings, clouds, and a Fregean logic puzzle called “Hesperus is Phosphorus.” Reviews and essays have appeared in the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and io9, among other publications.