Kevin McLaughlin is Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Chair of English at Brown University. He is the author of Writing in Parts: Imitation and Exchange in Nineteenth-Century Literature (Stanford University Press, 1995) and Paperwork: Fiction and Mass Mediacy in the Paper Age (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). He is also co-translator of Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project (Harvard University Press, 1999). The essay published in Partial Answers is from a book-in-progress entitled Lyric in the State of Exception: Baudelaire, Arnold,Whitman.
Essays in Partial Answers
On Poetic Reason of State : Benjamin, Baudelaire, and the Multitudes
Volume 5, Number 2, June 2007