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David Venturo


David Venturo

Phone: (609) 771-2155


Office: Bliss Hall 220*

David Venturo (A. B., Rutgers University; A. M., Ph. D., Harvard University), professor of English at The College of New Jersey, author of Johnson the Poet: The Poetic Career of Samuel Johnson (University of Delaware) and editor of The School of the Eucharist . . . With a Preface Concerning the Testimony of Miracles (AMS Press), writes and teaches about British literature, 1600-1850, baseball and American culture, and the Beatles and popular culture.  His recent publications include “Baseball and Material Culture” in The Cambridge Companion to Baseball (Cambridge University Press), “Understanding Genre:  Epic, Mock Epic, and Some Versions of Heroism from Milton to Pope” in The Blackwell Companion to British Literature, 1650-1837 (Wiley-Blackwell), and “Poems on Poetry” in The Oxford Handbook to British Poetry, 1660-1800 (Oxford University Press).  An editor of ECCB: The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography and The Scriblerian, he is working on a book on epic and mock epic in the long eighteenth century.  On campus, Venturo edits TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship and serves as president of TCNJ’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

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