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Senior Sustainability Scholar
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Biography

Mark Lussier is professor of English and senior sustainability scholar at Arizona State University. His published works include "Perspective as a Problem in the Art, History and Literature of Early Modern England" (1994), "Romantic Dynamics: The Poetics of Physicality" (1999), "Romanticism and Buddhism" (2006), "Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis" (2008), and "Romantic Dharma: The Emergence of Buddhism into Nineteenth-Century Europe" (2011). His essays have appeared in numerous collections and journals, including 1650-1850, Arts Quarterly, Blake 2.0, Blake: An Illustrated Quarterly, Interrogating Orientalism, Ecological Theory, Italian Culture, Literature Compass, Literature and Religion, New Orleans Review, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Palgrave Advances: William Blake Studies, Romanticism and the City, Romanticism on the Net, Southern Humanities Review, Studies in Romanticism, Visible Language and The Wordsworth Circle. During his tenure at ASU, he has served as University Senate president and chaired the Department of English as well as winning numerous teaching and service awards, including the President's Award for Meritorious Service (1997), the Alumni Award for Excellence-Service (2004), the Zebulon Distinguished Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (2006) and special recognition from the ASU Parents Professor of the Year program (2007).

Education
  • Ph.D. Texas A&M University 1989
  • M.A. Texas A&M University 1982
  • B.A. University of St. Thomas 1979

 

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Research Interests

American & European Romanticism, William Blake Studies, Literature & Science, Literature & Psychology (Psychoanalysis and Neuroscience), Buddhist Studies, 1700 - 1900

Publications
  • Mark Lussier. "The Bodhisattva of Romanticism: Alexander Csoma de Körös and the British ‘Discovery’ of Buddhism,". The Wordsworth Circle (2010).
  • Lussier, Mark. "Inner Revolution/Self-Annihilation: Blake’s Milton, Buddhism, and Ecocriticism.". Literature and Religion (2008).
  • Lussier, Mark. "Scientific Objects and Blake’s Objections to Science.". The Wordsworth Circle (2008).
  • Mark Lussier. Inner Revolution/Self-Annihilation: Blake's Milton, Buddhism, and Ecocriticism. Religion and Literature (2008).
  • Mark Lussier. Scientific Objects and Blake's Objects to Science. The Wordsworth Circle (2008).
  • Mark Lussier & Bruce Matsunaga. Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis. (2008).
  • Mark Lussier and Bruce Matsunaga. Engaged Romanticism: Romanticism as Praxis. (2008).
  • Mark Lussier. Blake Beyond Postmodernity. William Blake and the Popular (2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Blake and Science Studies. The Palgrave Guide to William Blake (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Colonial Counterflow: From orientalism to Buddhism. Interrogating Orientalism(s): Theories and Practices (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Enlightenment East and West: An Introduction to Romanticism and Buddhism. Romantic Circles praxis (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Romanticism and Buddhism. Literature-Compass (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Romanticism and Buddhism. (2006).
  • . . Review of: Topographies of the Sacred (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Enlightenment East and West: An Introduction to Romanticism and Buddhism. Romanticism and Buddhism (2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Buddhism and Romanticism. Literature Compass (2005).
  • . . Review of: William Blake and the Body, Radical Blake: Influence and Afterlife from 1827, Prophetic Character: Essays on William Blake in Honor of John C. Grant, and Blake's Critique of Transcendence, respectively (2005).
  • . . Review of: William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s and Wond'rous Art: William Blake and Writing, respectively (2005).
  • . . Review of: Wonders Divine: The Development of Blake's Kabbalistic Myth and Glorious Incomprehensible: The Development of William Blake's Kabbalistic Language (2005).
  • . . Interrogating Orientalism (2005).
  • . . The Palgrave Guide to William Blake (2005).
  • . . William Blake and the Popular (2005).
  • . Romanticism and Physicality. (2005).
  • . Romanticism and the Physical. (2005).
  • . . Review of: Imagining Nature: Blake's Environmental Poetics (2004).
  • Lussier, Mark Stephen (Author) . Foreword. Book = Romanticism and Zen Buddhism (2004).
  • Mark Lussier. Rest Before Labour': The Pre/Texts of Blake's The Four Zoas. Romanticism on the Net (2003).
  • Mark Lussier. Shelley's POetics, Wave Dynamics, and the Telling Rhythm of Complementarity. The Wordsworth Circle (2003).
  • . . Review of: Tales of Tibet: Sky Burials, Prayers Wheels, and Wind Horses (2003).
  • Lussier, Mark Stephen. Imagining Nature: Blake's Environmental Poetics. English Studies in Canda (2003).
  • Lussier, Mark Stephen. Tales of Tibet. World Literature Today (2003).
  • Hogle, Jerrold, Lussier, Mark Stephen, Short, Byran. Romanticism and the Physical. (2002).
  • Lussier, Mark Stephen. . Romanticism and Physicality (2002).
  • Mark Lussier. Romantic Dynamics: The Poetics of Physicality. (2000).
  • Mark Lussier. "Blake’s Golgonooza: London and/as the Eternal City of Art.". Romanticism and the city (0).
Research Activity
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 429Studies European Lit/Culture
ENG 504Cross-Cultural Studies
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 203Intro to Health Humanities
ENG 367Environmental Literature&Film
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 222Survey of English Literature
ENG 425Studies in Romanticism
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 469Science and Literature
THE 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 200Critical Reading & Writing/Lit
ENG 502Contemporary Critical Theories
ENG 597Graduate Capstone Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 421Studies in Shakespeare
ENG 469Science and Literature
HST 494Special Topics
ENG 494Special Topics
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
HST 598Special Topics
ENG 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Lussier, Mark. . "Blade Runner as Neo-Romanticism,". Modern Language Association, Los Angeles, (Jan 2011).
  • Mark Lussier. "‘No Bird Soars Too High’: Animal Mediation in Blake’s Illuminated Canon,". North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Sep 2010).
  • Mark Lussier. "The Bodhisattva of Romanticism: Alexander Csoma de Körös and the British ‘Discovery’ of Buddhism,". Modern Language Association (Dec 2009).
  • Mark Lussier. "Blake’s London and/as the Eternal City of Art.". International Conference on Romanticism (Nov 2009).
  • Mark Lussier. "The Romantic Construction of Buddhism.". The North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, (Aug 2008).
  • Mark Lussier. Alexander Csoma de Körös: The Bodhisattva of Romanticism , Bologna, Italy 2008. The North American Society for the Study of Romanticism/Center for Romantic Studies (Mar 2008).
  • Mark Lussier. The Romantic Book of Living and Dying: A Revaluation of Byronic Romanticism. The Pacific Modern Language Association (Nov 2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Poetic Rhythm and Neurophysiology, or Fields of Force in Romantic Poetics. Nature Matters Conference (Nov 2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Scientific Objects and Blake’s Objections to Science. International Conference on Romanticism (Nov 2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Romanticism and the Physical Sciences. International Conference on Romanticism (Nov 2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Blakean Enlightenment, or The Ethos of Self-Annihilation. North American Society for the Study of Romanticism/British Association for Romantic Studies (Jul 2007).
  • Mark Lussier. Re/Forming Romantic Literature. International Conference on Romanticism (Nov 2006).
  • Mark Lussier. Chair, "Governmentality," , West Lafayette, IN, 2006. The Joint North American Society for the Study of Romanticism/The North American Victorian Studies A (Sep 2006).
  • Lussier, Mark. Engaged Romanticism. The Future of Romantic Studies (May 2006).
  • Lussier, Mark. 'The Most Sublime Act': Romantic Ethics in a Material Age. English Department Graduation Address (May 2005).
  • Lussier, Mark. The Geophysical Poetics of Suffering in Shelley's 'Euganean Hills'. American Association of Teachers of Italian (Nov 2004).
  • Lussier, Mark. Romantic GUTSs Romantic TOEs, or The Physical Foundation of Romantic Consciousness. North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Sep 2004).
  • Lussier, Mark. Romanticism and Emergent Buddhism. English Department Colloquium (Apr 2004).
  • Lussier, Mark. Romanticism and Emergent Buddhism. Peaks Conference (Feb 2004).
  • Lussier, Mark. Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, and the Ethics of Enlightenment. Opening Exhibition Lecture: Phoenix Public Library (Apr 2003).
  • Lussier, Mark. Physical Theory and Literary Criticism: The Case of English Romanticism. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (Nov 2002).
  • Lussier, Mark. Blake Beyond Postmodernity. Blake and the Popular (Sep 2002).
  • Lussier, Mark. Colonial Counter-Flow II: From Romanticism to Buddhism. Romantic Orientalism (Jul 2002).
  • Lussier, Mark. European Romanticism and the Rise of Tibetan Buddhism. The Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
  • Lussier, Mark. Shelley's Poetics, Wave Dynamics, and the Telling Rhythm of Complementarity. Modern Language Association
Work History

Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor, English, 1994-Present

Associate Director, AZ Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1989-91

Service
  • Session = "Ecological Aesthetics," NASSR, Vancouver, 2010, Session Chair (2010 - Present)
  • ICA Board, Student Well-being Subcommittee, Chair (2010 - Present)
  • Session = Chair, "Real, Symbolic, and Imaginary Romantic Cities," ICR, Chair (2009 - Present)
  • Intercollegiate Athletics Board, Member (2009 - Present)
  • International Conference of Romanticism, Moderator: "German Romanticism" (2003 - Present)
  • International Nineteenth-Century Studies, Session Chair: "Globalization/Cosmopolitanism" (2003 - Present)
  • ASU Academic Senate, President-Elect, President, Past President (2009 - 2012)
  • University Administratice VCouncil, Member (2009 - 2012)
  • International Conference of Romanticism, Executive Committee (2008 - 2011)
  • International Conference on Romanticism, Advisory Board Member (2008 - 2011)
  • Keats-Shelley Association, Professional Mentor (2009 - 2010)
  • UAS Personnel Committee, Committee Member (2008 - 2010)
  • University Academic Senate, Department Senator (2008 - 2010)
  • Colby College, Tenure & Promotion Review (2009 - 2009)
  • Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment, Committee Member (2008 - 2009)
  • Department of English, Chair, Search Committee (2008 - 2009)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Advisory Board Member (2006 - 2008)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Advisory Board (2006 - 2008)
  • PhD Admissions Committee, Application Evaluation (2007 - 2008)
  • Romanticism on the Net, Fall 2007, Manuscript Reviewer (2007 - 2007)
  • Personnel Committee, Member (2003 - 2007)
  • Blake, An Illustrated Quarterly, Manuscript Review (2006 - 2006)
  • International Conference on Romanticism, Conference Organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • International Conference on Romanticism, Session Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Session Chair (2006 - 2006)
  • The English Cemetery Project (Florence, Italy), Volunteer and Coordinator (2003 - 2005)
  • Faculty Development Program, Mentor (2004 - 2005)
  • Personnel Committee, Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • Romantic Circles Praxis, Outside Reviewer (2004 - 2004)
  • Hospice of Arizona, Volunteer Hospice Workser (2004 - 2004)
  • Emaho Foundation, Member, Board of Directors (2003 - 2004)
  • Standards Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Ad Hoc Critical Theory Committee, Co-Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • PhD Literature Program, Director (2003 - 2004)
  • College Requirements Committee, Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • PhD Committee, Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • PhD Literature Admissions Committee, Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • European Romantic Review, Manuscript Evaluator (2004 - 2004)
  • Search Committee: Post-1945 American Literature, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • 12th Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Paper Evaluator (William Blake submissions) (2004 - 2004)
  • Administrative Committee, Member (2003)
  • Broadview Press, Manuscript Evaluator (2003)
  • Emaho Foundation, Project Coordinator (2003)
  • Emaho Foundation & ASU, Office of President, Project Liaison (2003)
  • Graduate Committee, Member (2003)
  • Interdisciplinary 19th-Century Studies, Session Chair (2003)
  • International Conference on Romanticism, Moderator (2003)
  • Literature Committee, Member (2003)
  • North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Manuscript Evaluator (2003)
  • PhD Admissions Committee, Chair (2003)
  • PhD Literature Committee, Chair (2003)
  • Romantic Praxis, Manuscript Evaluator (2003)
  • Creative Writing, Workshop Participant (2003 - 2003)
  • 11th Annual North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Paper Evaluator (William Blake submissions) (2003 - 2003)
  • Oakland University Department of English, Outside Reviewer for Tenure (2002 - 2002)
  • Cornell University Press, Manuscript Evaluator (2002 - 2002)