John Nichols

John Nichols
John Nichols is a doctoral student and graduate teaching associate at the University of Tennessee. He focuses on regionalism, localism, and ecology in twentieth-century American literature. His work has appeared in The Curator and here at the Front Porch Republic. He lives in Knoxville.

Recent Essays

The Enchantments of Mammon–and the Hope of Alternative Enchantments

McCarraher argues that capitalism works very much like a religion in the contemporary world.

The Bridge and the Breach: A Review of Indigenous by Jennifer Reeser

It is a hybrid, sacramental understanding of the earth and matter and of being in the world. She seems to say that even if the earth of Chilhowee is dry or the trees of the Smokies are stunted, we must cherish them because they remain good.

The Crisis of Love in a Global Age

Any longtime reader of Wendell Berry’s work recognizes two of the many animating forces that give his writing its emotional resonance. These two forces,...