Lorne Mook

Dr. Lorne Mook

Lorne Mook

Associate Professor of English

Office Location: Reade Center 205
Phone: (765) 998-5287
Email: lrmook@tayloru.edu

Specialties: 19th-century and 20th-century poetry, 19th-century british literature, romantic and victorian literature


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Department of English, Taylor University
236 W. Reade Ave., Upland, IN 46989


Ph.D., English. University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 1994-2003

M.F.A., Creative writing: Poetry. University of Maryland, College Park, MD 1992-1994

Work toward M.A., English. Baylor University, Waco, TX 1987-1990

B.S., English (with secondary education). Taylor University, Upland, IN 1983-1987



Associate Professor. Taylor University, Upland, IN 2001-present

Assistant Professor. Crown College, St. Bonifacius, MN 2000-2001

Assistant Professor (one-year replacement). King College, Bristol, TN 1999-2000



Literary Criticism

“Disrupted Teleology and the Progression of Wordsworth’s 1850 Prelude.
In On Theorizing Romanticism and Other Essays on the State of Scholarship Today.
Ed. Larry H. Peer. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen, 2008. 73-96.

“The Everyday and the Teleological: Time-Conflict and the Generation of Affect in Books 1 and 2 of The Prelude
European Romantic Review 17.5 (2006): 593-605.

“Distance from Etiological Sites in the ‘Calypso’ Episode of Ulysses
James Joyce Quarterly 39 (2002): 775-85.

Book Reviews

An untitled review of R. S. Thomas: Poetry and Theology (book of criticism by William V. Davis)
Christian Scholar’s Review 37 (2008): 394-97.

“Seeing Through the Eye” (review of Eye-Baby, a book of poems by Lawrence Sail)
Contemporary Poetry Review (cprw.com), Nov. 2007.

“The Year of Turning Seventy” (review of Littlefoot, a book-length poem by Charles Wright)
Contemporary Poetry Review (cprw.com), Sept. 2007.


Travelers without Maps
Cincinnati: Word Press, 2002.

Seven poems published between 1990 and 2000
In Able Muse, Kentucky Poetry Review, Lullwater Review, Poet Lore, Sow’s Ear, and Wallace Stevens Journal

Translations of Poems by Rainer Maria Rilke

“To Dream” (Poems 10, 11, 12, 16)
Poetry International 15-16 (2010): 220-23.

“To Dream” (Poems 1-5)
International Poetry Review 36 (2010): 62-71

“To Dream” (Poems 14-15), “Advent,” and “Autumn”
Unsplendid 2.3 (2009): online

Sonnets to Orpheus (Book 1, Sonnets 5-6)
AGNI 68 (2008): 211-12

“Gone Away” and “It Was in May”
Poetry International 11 (2007): 98-99

“The Panther” and Sonnets to Orpheus (Book 1, Sonnets 1-3)
Literary Imagination 8.2 (2006): 304-06



“A Small Gesture and a Larger Hardy Canon: Considering ‘The Face at the Casement’”
International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival, Dorchester, UK. July 2008.

“‘With playful scorn’: The Alba Motif and Byron’s Treatment of the Morning”
International Byron Society Conference, St. Andrews, UK. July 2008.

“Disrupted Objectives and the Progression of the 1850 Prelude
International Conference on Romanticism, Baltimore, MD. Oct. 2007

“Space and Pathos in Hardy’s ‘Poems of 1912-13’”
International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival, Dorchester, UK. July 2006.

“Consciousness, Time, and Space in Keats’s ‘To Autumn’”
National College English Association Conference, Indianapolis, IN. Apr. 2005.