The On Being Project

Ben Bagocius
Ben Bagocius

holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Indiana University, where he presently teaches composition and literature.

Emily Dickinson’s Agility Training for Men

by Ben Bagocius

Our culture celebrates masculine gruffness and aggression. But what about masculine affection? In the poetry of Emily Dickinson, a devotee finds strength to love freely, and a new kind of masculinity.

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Emily Dickinson’s Agility Training for Men

The Ache to Interpret: Literature, Science, and Seeing Again

by Ben Bagocius

Einstein and Darwin were some of our most poetic writers. But a bifurcation has taken place, a rupture in the disciplines. A literature professor celebrates the natural symbiosis of the world of facts and the creative word.

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The Ache to Interpret: Literature, Science, and Seeing Again