SLC's Dr. Nicholas Mohlmann presents paper at biennial conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Posted On March 06, 2017

UNDERGRAD_resizedimage200248-Nicholas-Mohlmann.jpgMANITOWOC, Wis. — Dr. Nicholas Mohlmann, assistant professor of English and English department chair at Silver Lake College, presented his paper at the Society of Early Americanists 10th biennial conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, earlier this month. 

The paper is titled, “The Which Blair Project: Occasioning Colonial American Poetry in Two Poems by the Rev. Samuel Davies.” The paper uses two poems by Davies, an 18th-century Presbyterian minister, to theorize the formal dimensions of the occasion of occasional poetry and to suggest how we might read the occasionality of Colonial American poetry as an effect of coloniality.