Thomas Gardner

Thomas Gardner, Alumni Distinguished Professor

Thomas Gardner, Alumni Distinguished Professor
Thomas Gardner, Alumni Distinguished Professor

Department of English
417 Shanks Hall 
181 Turner St. NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6901 | tom.gardner@vt.edu

Thomas Gardner is an Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of English. 

  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • Literature and Theology
  • The Lyric Essay
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
  • M.A. Syracuse University
  • B.A. Bucknell University
  • Modern Language Association
  • Academy of Teaching Excellence
  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 2002
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, 2003
  • Wine Teaching Award, 2006

Books

  • John in the Company of Poets: The Gospel in Literary Imagination (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011)
  • A Door Ajar: Contemporary Writers and Emily Dickinson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006)
  • Regions of Unlikeness: Explaining Contemporary Poetry (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999)
  • Discovering Ourselves in Whitman: The Contemporary American Long Poem (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989)

Journal Articles

  • "Dickinson, Calvin, and the Drama of Perception," Religion and Literature, 46.1 (Spring 2014)
  • "A Private Bible," Raritan, 34 (Summer 2014)
  • “In Exile from our Words,” on Stanley Cavell’s Little Did I Know, Books & Culture (2014)
  • Poverty Creek Journal (North Adams, MA: Tupelo Press, 2014)

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