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About Orlando Reade

Dr Orlando Reade is an Assistant Professor of Academic Writing. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Renaissance Studies from the University of London. He received his PhD in English Literature from Princeton University in May 2020.

Dr Reade has written academic articles on English poetry from 1600 to the present, and essays on contemporary literature and visual art. He is also interested in political theory, psychoanalysis and intellectual history.

Orlando Reade's Research

Dr Reade’s research looks at the intersections between poetry and politics in the seventeenth century. His dissertation examined the poetry of the English Civil War period, focusing on four poets: Katherine Philips, Henry Vaughan, John Milton and Thomas Traherne. It claims that the religious and political antagonisms of this period led to important innovations in poetry: in particular, these four poets developed a new poetic mode – expressing a love of the world – that importantly anticipates the work of the Romantic poets.

Dr Reade has also written essays, reviews and interviews about contemporary poetry and visual art. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Hi Zero, The White Review and Frieze. He is currently writing a book on the afterlives of Paradise Lost.

Academic Publications

‘‘Fortune is a Mistresse’: Figures of Fortune in English Renaissance Poetry’, in Fate and Fortune in the Renaissance, edited by Ovanes Akoyapan (Brill, 2021).

‘On Poetic Radiance: The Correspondence of Katherine Philips and Henry Vaughan’, in Marcher Metaphysicals, edited by Joseph Sterrett and Helen Wilcox (University of Wales Press, under review).

Non-Academic Publications

Municipal Dusk (Earthbound Press, 2020).

‘The Art of the Migration Crisis’, Effects Journal, no. 1 (2018).

Interview: Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, The White Review, no. 13 (2015).

‘City Psychosis: Teju Cole’s city novels’, Tank, vol. 8 (2014).

‘Books: #Accelerate’, Frieze, no. 168 (2014).

Orlando Reade's Teaching

Dr Reade has taught for Princeton University, the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and the NJ-STEP Program, subjects including English Literature, Academic Writing, Philosophy, and Political Theory.