Courtney Weiss Smith is Associate Professor of English at Wesleyan University. Her first book, Empiricist Devotions: Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth Century England (University of Virginia Press, 2016), was the winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship in eighteenth-century studies. She is currently working on The Sound of Sense in Enlightenment England, a history of ideas about poetic sound (including rhyme, onomatopoeia, pun, and polyptoton). The project explores how poets and philosophers understood the material forms that words took.
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