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Curriculum Vitae
Joseph M. Conte


Office Address:
Department of English

501 Clemens Hall


University at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY 14260-4610



Email: jconte@buffalo.edu

Office: (716) 645-0696

WebSite: http://josephconte.com/


Education
Ph.D. Stanford University. English and American Literature. 1988

B.A. with distinction in all subjects. Cornell University. Classics. 1982



Employment
Professor of English. University at Buffalo. 2001-present

Visiting Professor of Comparative Literature. Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. Summer 2009

Associate Professor of English. University at Buffalo. 1992-2001

Assistant Professor of English. University at Buffalo. 1988-1992

Graduate Research Assistant. Stanford University. 1986-1987

Teaching Fellow. Stanford University. 1982-1987



Grants and Awards
University at Buffalo Humanities Institute Faculty Research Fellow.  2013-14

Canadian American Studies Grant for Screening of You Don’t Like the Truth: Four Days in Guantánamo and Lecture by Prof. Brenda Longfellow, Department of Film, York University, Toronto, Canada. Fall 2012

UUP Professional Development Award for travel to the International Conference on Narrative. Las Vegas, NV. March 2012

UUP Professional Development Award for travel to Popular & American Culture Associations National Conference. San Antonio, TX. April 2011

UUP Professional Development Award for travel to Southwest / Texas Popular & American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 2010

UUP Professional Development Award for travel to Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. May and June 2009

UUP Professional Development Award for travel to New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. July 2006

SUNY Senior Fellow, Center on Russia and the United States. New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. July 2005

Certificate of Recognition. Career Service’s Year after Graduation Survey of Baccalaureate, Graduate and Professional Schools, Class of 2003. 2005

Certificate of Recognition to Influential Faculty by University at Buffalo Class of 1999. Career Planning and Placement, Division of Student Affairs. 2002

Publication Subvention Fund, for Design & Debris. College of Arts and Sciences. University at Buffalo. 2000

Elizabeth Agee Prize for Best Manuscript in American Literary Studies. University of Alabama Press. 2000

Directory of American Scholars, 10th Edition. 2000

Educational Technology Initiative Grant. Faculty of Arts & Letters. University at Buffalo. 1998

Ruth Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellow. University at Buffalo. 1991

Julian Park Publication Fund, for Unending Design. Faculty of Arts & Letters. University at Buffalo. 1990

Julian Park Publication Fund, for Unending Design. Faculty of Arts & Letters. University at Buffalo. 1989

Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation Fellowship in the Humanities. 1987-88

Clarence Urmy Award for Poetry. Stanford University. 1984

Phi Beta Kappa. Cornell University. 1981

Quill & Dagger Senior Honorary Society. Cornell University. 1981



The Attenzione Scholarship to the University of Siena, Italy. 1981

Publications
Books
Design and Debris: A Chaotics of Postmodern American Fiction. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 2002, xi, 272 pp.1 Elizabeth Agee Prize for Best Manuscript in American Literary Studies, University of Alabama Press, 2000.
Unending Design: The Forms of Postmodern Poetry. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991, xii, 314 pp.2 Nominated for the Poetry Society of America’s Melville Cane Award, 1993.
Editor, Dictionary of Literary Biography 193: American Poets Since World War II (Sixth Series). Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1998, xxiii, 451 pp. 3 The full content of this volume is available online at Gale Literary Databases .
Editor, Dictionary of Literary Biography 169: American Poets Since World War II (Fifth Series). Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1996, xviii, 404 pp. The full content of this volume is available online at Gale Literary Databases .
Editor, Dictionary of Literary Biography 165: American Poets Since World War II (Fourth Series). Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1996, xviii, 377 pp. The full content of this volume is available online at Gale Literary Databases .

Work in Progress
It’s Pitiable; or, There’s Retribution: Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel (solicited book manuscript).

Book Chapters
“A Man Called Cody: Race and the ‘Passing’ of a Sicilian in New Orleans.” Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture. Ed. Dennis Barone and Peter Covino. New York: Bordighera Press and the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 2012. 23-8.
“Writing amid the Ruins: 9/11 and Cosmopolis.” The Cambridge Companion to Don DeLillo. Ed. John N. Duvall. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 179-192.
Discipline and Anarchy: Disrupted Codes in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Reprinted from Design & Debris in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, v. 191. Ed. Tom Schoenberg. Detroit, MI: Gale Research Press, 2008. 78-90.
“Long and Serial Poetry.” The Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Burt Kimmelman. New York: Facts on File, 2005. 283-86.
“The Virtual Reader: Cybernetics and Technocracy in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.” The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction. Ed. Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris. Normal, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 2004. 28-52.
“The Virtual Reader: Cybernetics and Technocracy in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.” Science, Technology, and the Humanities in Recent American Fiction. Arbeiten zur Amerikanistik 36. Ed. Peter Freese and Charles B. Harris. Essen, Germany: Verlag Die Blaue Eule, 2004. 131-57.
“The Subway’s Iron Circuit: George Oppen’s Discrete Series.” Reprinted from Unending Design in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, v. 107. Ed. Linda Pavlovski. Farmington Hills, MI: Gale Research Press, 2001. 319-28.
“‘Not by Art Alone’: William Bronk’s Meditative Negativity.” The Body of This Life: Reading William Bronk. Ed. David Clippinger. Jersey City, NJ: Talisman House, 2001. 168-74.
“John Ashbery: The Pastoral and the Urbane [On ‘Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape’].” Reprinted from Unending Design in An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. .
“Louis Zukofsky: The Renaissance and Brooklyn Heights [On ‘Mantis’].” Reprinted from Unending Design in An Online Journal and Multimedia Companion to the Anthology of Modern American Poetry. Ed. Cary Nelson. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. .
“Introduction: American Poetry Since World War II.” Dictionary of Literary Biography 165: American Poets Since World War II (Fourth Series). Ed. Joseph Conte. Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1996. xi-xvii. Revised and updated for DLB 169 and DLB 193. The full content of this essay is available online at Gale Literary Databases .
“James Schuyler.” Dictionary of Literary Biography 169: American Poets Since World War II (Fifth Series). Ed. Joseph Conte. Detroit: Gale Research Press, 1996. 235-43. The full content of this essay is available online at Gale Literary Databases .
“Natural Histories: Serial Form in the Later Poetry of Lorine Niedecker.” Lorine Niedecker: Woman and Poet. Ed. Jenny Penberthy. Orono, Maine: National Poetry Foundation, 1996. 345-60.
“The Uncertain Predictor: Calvino’s Castle of Tarot Cards.” Literature and Science (Rodopi Perspectives on Modern Literature 14). Ed. Donald Bruce and Anthony Purdy. Amsterdam and Atlanta, GA: Editions Rodopi, 1994. 131-47.

Articles in Refereed Journals
“The Multimodal Icon: Sight, Sound and Intellection in Recent Poetries.” Passage 69 (Summer 2013): 7-20. Special issue on “Lyric at the Crossroads,” edited by Louise Mønster and Peter Stein Larsen, Aarhus University Press, Denmark. Translated into Danish.
“Postmodern Fiction and Information Culture.” Twenty-First Century Literature 57 (2012): 28-45. Seoul, South Korea. Translated into Korean.
“Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Modern Fiction Studies 57.3 (Fall 2011): 559-83. Special issue on “Fiction after 9/11.”

“Gilbert Sorrentino: A Crystal Vision.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 51.2 (2010): 140-46. Special issue, “An American Requiem: Elegies for Twelve American Novelists.”


“The Intratextual Obscurity of Louis Zukofsky’s “A”.” Journal of Language and Verbal Behaviour [Язык и Речевая Деятельность] 9 (2009): 26-32. The Linguistic Society of St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
“Discipline and Anarchy: Disrupted Codes in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 39 (November 1999): 13-31.
“The Smooth and the Striated: Compositional Texture in the Modern Long Poem.” Modern Language Studies 27.2 (1997): 57-71.
“‘Design and Debris’: John Hawkes’s Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 37 (1996): 120-38.
“Barrett Watten’s Complete Thought: The Language of Postmodern Meditation.” Aerial 8 (1995): 209-14.
“Seriality and the Contemporary Long Poem.” Sagetrieb 11.1-2 (1992): 35-45.
“Against the Calendar: Paul Blackburn’s Journals.Sagetrieb 7.2 (1988): 35‑52.
“Metaphor and Metonymy in Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds.The Review of Contemporary Fiction 5.1 (1985): 128-134.

Articles Under Consideration
“Alternating Currents of History: The Transnational Politics of Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day” at Novel.
“The Politics of Narrative: J. M. Coetzee’s Diary of a Bad Year.”
Online Publications
“In Recline: The Toxicology of Television in Curtis White’s Memories of My Father Watching TV.” Memories of My Father Watching TV by Curtis White. Forthcoming in Studies in Modern and Contemporary Fiction: Web-Based Casebooks. Ed. Kiki Benzon. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive Press. .
“Joseph Conte and Øyvind Vågnes Discuss Don DeLillo’s New Novel, The Body Artist.” Vinduet*. With Øyvind Vågnes. Translated into Norwegian. 30 April 2001. . 42 par.
“Don DeLillo’s Home Page: Miraculum.com.” Ellavon: an ezine of basic culture. 6 May 1998. . 10 par.
“The Rose is Obsolete.” Ellavon: an ezine of basic culture. Inaugural Issue. 31 January 1998. . 8 par.


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