Paul YoungquistProfessor Youngquist started his academic career as a scholar of English Romanticism and quickly made a name for himself by publishing books that upended traditional views on historic authors such as William Blake. He has also explored the mindsets from that time period on the role bodily deformity played in determining social norms. Professor Youngquist has examined new ways of viewing issues around race, the slave trade in the West Indies, and Black Romanticism.

A colleague praises his work, saying “Youngquist looks to these enslaved peoples’ acts of creative resistance as a means of wresting from a dehumanizing system dignity, agency, and beauty.”

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