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Profile: John Knott

Title: Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Harvard  1966

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Literature and the environment; contemporary nature writing; place; Milton;Bunyan

Secondary Interests

John Foxe and the literature of martyrdom; English nonconformist literature


Michigan: Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage, ed. (University of Michigan Press for The Nature Conservancy, 2008). Imagining Wild America (University of Michigan Press, 2002). “Reimagining Place”, ed., with Robert Grese (a special issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review, winter 2001); The Huron River: Voices from the Watershed, ed., with Keith Taylor (University of Michigan Press, 2000); Pleasant Walks and Drives About Ann Arbor, ed., with Judge Noah Cheever (Bentley Historical Library, 1999); Discourses of Martyrdom in English Literature, 1563-1694 (Cambridge University Press, 1993); The Sword of the Spirit: Puritan Responses to the Bible (University of Chicago, 1980); Milton’s Pastoral Vision: An Approach to “Paradise Lost” (University of Chicago Press, 1971); articles and chapters on Milton, Bunyan, Browne, Spenser, George Fox, Quaker suffering, Edward Abbey, Wendell Berry.
  • Imagining the Forest Narratives of Michigan and the Upper Midwest

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