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Poetry Readings


International Meeting of Poets IV. Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. May 27-30, 2001.



Invited Lectures and Seminars
“Immigration Literature and the Alien Nation.” The Buffalo Humanities Festival: Migration Nation: Moving Stories. Burchfield Penney Arts Center. Buffalo, New York. September 27, 2014.
“Transnational Politics and the Post-9/11 Novel.” The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute, Scholars @ Hallwalls Lecture Series. Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Buffalo, New York. December 6, 2013.
“The Multimodal Icon: Sight, Sound and Intellection in Recent Poetries.” Keynote Speaker. Contemporary Poetry between Genres, Art Forms and Media. Department of Culture and Global Studies, Aalborg University. Aalborg, Denmark. October 24, 2012.
“Transnational Politics in American Fiction after 9/11.” Humanities Division, University of Houston-Victoria. Victoria, Texas. December 9, 2011.
“Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Department of English, State University of New York at Fredonia. Fredonia, New York. September 29, 2011.
“In the Age of Terror:  Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” Department of Comparative Literature, Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. June 15, 2009.
“In the Age of Terror:  Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” College of Foreign Languages, Beijing Language and Culture University. Beijing, China. June 11, 2009.
“In the Age of Terror:  Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” Department of Chinese Language and Literature, Fudan University. Shanghai, China. June 4, 2009.
“Twentieth-Century American Literature.” Foreign Language School, Capital Normal University. Beijing, China. Eight-week seminar for undergraduate and M.A. students. May 5-June 23, 2009.
“It’s Pitiable; or, There’s Retribution: Transnational Politics and the post-9/11 Novel.” New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. Eight lectures to Russian and American graduate and undergraduate students. July 7-25, 2008. http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels/jbailyn/NYI.html.
“American Fiction and Transnational Politics.” New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. Eight lectures to Russian and American graduate and undergraduate students. July 3-21, 2006. http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels/jbailyn/NYI.html.
“The Virtual Reader: Has Narrativity become the Obedient Servant of Virtuality?” Virtuality 2005: 6th International Conference on Digital Cinema, Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics, (3 D) Animation and Visual Effects. Turin, Italy. November 3-5, 2005.
“Crossing the Print–Digital Divide: American Fiction in the Information Age.” General Lecture. New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. July 26, 2005.
SUNY Senior Fellow, New York–St. Petersburg Institute of Cognitive and Cultural Studies. St. Petersburg State University. St. Petersburg, Russia. “Postmodern Literature and Information Culture.” Advanced Seminar. Five lectures to Russian and American undergraduate and graduate students. July 18-29, 2005.
“The Virtual Reader: Cybernetics and Technocracy in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.” Americanist Colloquium. Professor Stacy Hubbard. English 679 (Fall 2003). November 12, 2003.
“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. University of Paderborn. Paderborn, Germany. May 11-14, 2003.
“The Raw and the Cooked: Bohemians and Academics in the Poetry of the 1950s.” The Fifties. Professor Bruce Jackson. English 372 (Spring 2002). February 7, 2002.
“The Traditions of Poetry.” International Meeting of Poets IV. Roundtable discussion with Manuel Alegre (Portugal), Régis Bonvicino (Brazil), Bill Griffiths (UK), Roberta Hill (Oneida Nation, USA), Zhang Er (China/USA). Universidade de Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. May 27-30, 2001.
“William Bronk’s Meditative Negativity.” William Bronk: A Symposium. Talisman House and Stevens Institute of Technology. Hoboken, New Jersey. November 13-14, 1999.
“John Wheelwright: Argument for a Postmodern Sonnet Sequence.” In the Archive: Textual Criticism at Buffalo (and Beyond). The Poetry/Rare Books Collection. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 29, 1998.
“The Superabundance of Cyberspace: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Victor H. Johnson Lecture Series. Department of English, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 16, 1998.
“Prose With a Sort of Higher Consciousness.” Portable Talks. With Robert Creeley. Department of English, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. February 6, 1998.
“Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo’s White Noise.” Seminar for the Liberal Arts College, Concordia University. Montréal, Canada. January 31, 1997.
“Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Public Lecture Series, Liberal Arts College, Concordia University. Montréal, Canada. January 30, 1997.
“Seriality and Proceduralism in Postmodern Poetry.” Department of Literature, Stockholm University. Stockholm, Sweden. March 28, 1996.
“‘Design and Debris’: John Hawkes’s Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve.” Departments of Comparative Literature and English, University of Bergen. Bergen, Norway. March 26, 1996.
“Seriality and Proceduralism in Postmodern Poetry.” Departments of Comparative Literature and English, University of Bergen. Bergen, Norway. March 26, 1996.
“Discipline and Anarchy: Disrupted Codes in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. March 22, 1996.
Ph.D. Seminar, “Orderly Disorder in Postmodern Literature.” Institute for Nordic Philology, University of Copenhagen. Copenhagen, Denmark. March 20-21, 1996. Four lectures on chaos theory and postmodern literature; fiction by John Hawkes and Italo Calvino; poetry by John Ashbery and John Cage; to Danish and Swedish graduate students.
“Poetic Thought: New Modes of Meditative Verse.” Department of English, Stanford University. Stanford, California. May 29, 1991.
“Diversification in Recent American Poetry.” Department of English, Erie County Community College. Amherst, New York. April 13, 1989.

Conference Papers
“The Ruins of the Future: Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s Film Adaptation, and Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977.” Melancholia: Imaging the End of the World. Philipps University, Marburg and Central Connecticut State University. Marburg, Germany. June 5-7, 2013.
“September 11, 1901: Terrorism and Transnational Politics in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 24-27, 2012.
“Everything that Rises Must Converge: DeLillo’s Post-9/11 War Trilogy.” “Riddled with Epiphanies”: DeLillo, New York. College of Mount Saint Vincent and the DeLillo Society. Bronx, NY. April 20-21, 2012.
“The Politics of Narrative in J. M. Coetzee’s Diary Of A Bad Year.” International Conference on Narrative. International Society for the Study of Narrative. Las Vegas, NV. March 15-17, 2012.
“A Tissue of Quotation: (Post)Modern Poetry and the Body.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Buffalo, NY. October 6-9, 2011.
“The Transnational Politics of ‘World Anarchism’ in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.” Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference. Literature and Politics Session Chair. San Antonio, TX. April 20-23, 2011.
“A Terrible Thing, But You Have to Look at It: Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and the Age of Terror.” Popular Culture and American Culture Associations National Conference. Literature and Politics Session Chair. St. Louis, MO. March 31-April 3, 2010.
“In the Recliner: The Toxicology of Television in Curtis White’s Memories of My Father Watching TV.” Southwest Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 10-13, 2010.
“Incredulity and Fanaticism: Postmodernity after 9/11.” & Now 2009: A Festival of Innovative Art and Literature. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. October 14-17, 2009.
“Alternating Currents of History: Transnational Politics and the Great Powers in Thomas Pynchon’s Against the Day.” Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. Buffalo, NY. April 10-13, 2008.
“Presentation and the Sublime in DeLillo’s Mao II.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. May 27-30, 2004.
“The Politics of the Unpresentable: The Fiction of Don DeLillo.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 27-28, March 1, 2003.
“Alternate Worlds:  Victorian Computing and Alternative History in William Gibson and Bruce Sterling’s The Difference Engine.”  Central New York Conference on Language & Literature. SUNY College at Cortland. October 27-29, 2002.
“American Oulipo: Proceduralism in the Novels of Gilbert Sorrentino and Harry Mathews.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 21-23, 2002.
“A Man Called Cody: Race and the ‘Passing’ of a Sicilian in New Orleans.” Discussion Group in Italian American Literature. Modern Language Association Convention. New Orleans, Louisiana. December 27-30, 2001.
“Postmodern Proceduralism in John Barth’s The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor.” 2001 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. October 11-14, 2001.
“Postmodern Proceduralism in John Barth’s The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 22-24, 2001.
“Postmodern Fiction in the Age of Hypermedia.” 2000 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, Georgia. Oct 5-8, 2000.
“Zukofsky’s “A”-21 Rudens: An Audio-Palimptext.” The Opening of the Field: A Conference on North American Poetry in the 1960s. University of Maine. Orono, Maine. June 28-July 2, 2000.
“Noise and Signal: Information Theory in Don DeLillo’s White Noise.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. Baltimore, Maryland. May 27-30, 1999.
“Postmodern Replicants: Kathy Acker, William Gibson, and Digital Sampling.” A Festival of Postmodern Piracy. Kent State University-Salem. Salem, Ohio. April 14-16, 1999.
“Don DeLillo’s Underworld: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 25-27, 1999.
“The Excluded Middle: Complexity in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow.” 1998 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. University of Florida. Gainesville, Florida. November 5-8, 1998.
“Smooth Striations: Compositional Texture in the Poundian Long Poem.” American Literature Association Annual Conference. San Diego, California. May 28-31, 1998.
“The Superabundance of Cyberspace: Postmodern Fiction in the Information Age.” Special Session on Multimedia Literature. Modern Language Association Convention. Toronto, Canada. December 27-30, 1997.
“Dense and Hollow Obscurity: Louis Zukofsky’s “A” -22 and Gertrude Stein’s Stanzas in Meditation.” Out of Deep Need: A/The Louis Zukofsky Conference. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 25-26, 1997.
“Polymathic Postmodern: Robert Duncan’s Open Universe.” American Poetry in the 1950s. University of Maine. Orono, Maine. June 19-23, 1996.
“The Smooth and the Striated: Compositional Texture in the Modern Long Poem.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Montréal, Canada. April 19-20, 1996.
“Polymathic Postmodern: Robert Duncan’s Open Universe.” Robert Duncan: The Opening of the Field. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 18-20, 1996.
“The Jeopardy Canon and the Poetry Reader.” Past, Present, Future Tense: A Conference on Contemporary Poetry. Cornell University. Ithaca, New York. March 31-April 2, 1995.
“Discipline and Anarchy in Kathy Acker’s Empire of the Senseless.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 23-25, 1995.
“The Uncertain Predictor: Calvino’s Castle of Tarot Cards.” 1994 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. Tulane University. New Orleans, Louisiana. November 10-13, 1994.
“Orderly Disorder in Postmodern Fiction.” 1993 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts. November 18-21, 1993.
“John Wheelwright: Argument for a Postmodern Sonnet Sequence.” The First Postmodernists: American Poetry of the 1930s Generation. University of Maine. Orono, Maine. June 17-20, 1993.
“‘Design and Debris’: John Hawkes’s Travesty, Chaos Theory, and the Swerve.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 25-27, 1993.
“Postmodern Meditations: The Shape of Thought in William Bronk, Barrett Watten, and David Antin.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 27-29, 1992.
“Seriality and the Contemporary Long Poem.” Division Session on Poetry. Modern Language Association Convention. San Francisco, California. December 27-30, 1991.
“Gneiss, Agate, and Hornblend: Lorine Niedecker’s ‘Lake Superior’ Series.” Radical Poetries/Critical Address. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. April 11-14, 1988.
“Wallace Stevens Illuminated by Joseph Cornell.” Avant-Garde Art and Literature: Toward a Reappraisal of the Heritage of Modernism. Hofstra University. Hempstead, Long Island. November 14-16, 1985.

Professional Activity
Post-screening Discussion. Who is Dayani Cristal? (2013), directed by Marc Silver. Buffalo Humanities Festival. Center for Global Media. With Tanya Shilina-Conte. September 25, 2014.
Host and Moderator. Buffalo Humanities Festival Book Group. Gary Shteyngart’s Little Failure. Betty’s Restaurant, Buffalo, NY. September 22, 2014.
Panel. The Poetics of Leslie Scalapino. “Seriality in Leslie Scalapino’s Poetry.” The Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. April 9, 2013. With Ming Qian Ma and João Paulo Guimarães.
Roundtable Discussion. George Oppen: A Centenary Conversation. The Poetry Collection, University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. April 25, 2008. With Myung Mi Kim, Steve McCaffery, and Krzysztof Ziarek.
Organizer, A Leslie Fiedler Symposium. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. October 30, 2003. A one-day symposium featuring Fiedler biographer Mark Royden Winchell (Clemson University); University at Buffalo faculty Robert Daly, Kenneth Dauber, and Mark Shechner; Diana Hume George (Pennsylvania State University, Behrend College), Geoffrey Green (San Francisco State University), and Richard Kopley (Pennsylvania State University, DuBois); and Sally Fiedler.
Chair and Organizer, “Programs, Procedures, and Codes in Literary Production.” 2001 Meeting of the Society for Literature and Science. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, NY. October 11-14, 2001.
Chair, “Rethinking Center and Margin in American Poetry.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 22-24, 2001.
Chair and Organizer, “Poetics at Buffalo 2000.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Buffalo, New York. April 7-8, 2000.
Opening Remarks, Ear, Eye, & Mind: A Conference on the Poetry of Ronald Johnson. University at Buffalo. Buffalo, New York. March 17-18, 2000.
Chair and Organizer, “Don DeLillo and Postmodern Media Culture.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 24-26, 2000.
Participant, Hypertext ’98: The Ninth ACM Conference on Hypertext and Hypermedia. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. June 20-24, 1998.
Respondent, “The Contemporary Long Poem: Feminist Intersections and Experiments.” Modern Language Association Convention. Toronto, Canada. December 27-29, 1997.
Chair, “Charles Olson” and “Frank O’Hara.” American Poetry in the 1950s. University of Maine. Orono, Maine. June 19-23, 1996.
Chair, “Charles Reznikoff” and “Louis Zukofsky I and II.” The First Postmodernists: American Poetry of the 1930s Generation. University of Maine. Orono, Maine. June 17-20, 1993.
Teaching
Graduate Courses
Multimodality in the Novel

Transnational Literature and Film

Postmodern Fiction and Transnational Politics

Literary Theory: The Poetics of Postmodernism

Postmodern Fiction: The New Maximalism

Postmodern Fiction and Information Culture

The Politics of the Unpresentable: Acker, DeLillo, Gaddis

The New York Avant-Garde, 1913-1929

Poetic Texture: The Smooth and the Striated

Postmodern Fiction: Maximalism and Minimalism

Postmodern Fiction: Orderly Disorders

The Postmodern Long Poem

Supervised Teaching

Ezra Pound and Wallace Stevens

20th C. American Poetry: Postmodern Movements

20th C. American Poetry: The Objectivists


Undergraduate Courses
American Literature, 1914-45 Italian American Literature

American Pluralism Literature of Immigration

American Poetry Major American Writers II

American Renaissance Modern Poetry

Contemporary Literature Multimedia Literature

Criticism Multimodal Literature

Departmental Honors: Postmodern Culture Poetry

Epic Literature Transnational Literature

Experimental Fiction University Honors: Postmodern Fiction

Interdisciplinary Modernism



Ph.D. Dissertation Committees
Chair
Alphonse Kolodziejczak, Reading Ulysses in a Postmodern World (2014)

Jeffrey Sirkin, “A Song Along the Keyboard”: Popular Music and Literature in Postwar Culture (2007). Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, University of Texas at El Paso.

James L. Maynard, Architect of Excess: Robert Duncan and the American Pragmatist Sublime (2006). Assistant Curator, University at Buffalo Rare Books Collection.

Benjamin Robertson, Things, Politics, and the Future: Propositions for an American New (2006). Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Tech.

Gregory S. Kinzer, Catalysis: Experimental Poetry and the Sciences (2006). Associate Professor of English, Austin College.

Sam-Chool Lee, United States Modernism and its Quest for a National Literature: A Case for William Carlos Williams (2006)

Michael Rozendal, On the Line: A Reconsideration of 1930s Modernist and Proletarian Radicalism (2006). Assistant Professor of English, University of San Francisco.

Moonsoo Choi, The Field of Possibilities: A Semiotic Conception of the Structure of Avant-Garde Poetry (2005)

Gordon Hadfield, Sounding Time: Temporality, Typography and Technology in Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2005). Attorney.

Jonathan Minton, “Written on Water”: The Poetics of Anglo-American Exchange (2005). Assistant Professor of English, Glenville State College.

Timothy Shaner, Working Form: The Poetics of Writing Work (2005). Adjunct, Lane Community College and Umpqua Community College, Eugene, Oregon.

Thomas Breene, Postmodern Optics (2004)

Nicholas Laudadio, Singing Machines: Musical Intelligences and Human Instruments in Science Fiction and Film (2004). Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

John Marvin, Nietzsche and Transmodernism: Art and Science Beyond the Modern in Joyce, Stevens, Pynchon and Kubrick (2004)

J. Chris Senden, A Psychoanalytical and Semiotic Approach to Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2003)

Robert Zamsky, Keeping Time: Music, Lyric and Temporality in the Work of Gertrude Stein and Nathaniel Mackey (2002)

Jakwang Gu, Lacanian Ethics and Aesthetics in the Cases of William Carlos Williams’s Paterson and Charles Olson’s The Maximus Poems (2002)

Seunghyeok Kweon, Technologized Materiality in Modernist Poetics (2001)

Thomas Fisher, Poetry’s Forfeiture: The Case of Laura Riding and George Oppen (2000)

Edward Comentale, Language of the Outlaw: A Modernist Primer of Art and Politics (1999)

Cynthia Kimball, “Lives Lived on Poetry’s Behalf”: Choreographers of Modernist Poetry (1997)

Elizabeth Burns, Around and About Elizabeth Bishop: Subversion and Stance (1994)


Member
Shayani Bhattacharya, Techniques of Memory (current)

Nicholas Frangipane, On the Use of Multiple Versions in the Twentieth Century Novel (current)

Soma Feldmar, The Poethics of Barbara Guest, Rosmarie Waldrop, and Robin Blaser (current)

Chih-Wei Hsu (current)

Jung Suk Hwang, A New Spatiality of US Late Capitalism in Contemporary American Literature (current)

Chung-Hwan Joe, Representing 9/11 in Novels, Comics and Movies: Drawing Text and Writing Image Over Sentimentalism and Spectacles (current)

Hye Jin Lee, Affect, Popular Culture and Postmodern Novels (current)

Rae Muhlstock, Reading the River Maeánder: Non-Sequential Narrative in the Literature of the Labyrinth (2014)

Banu Ozel, From Slavery to Guantánamo: Writing Lives, Seeking Rights (2012). Oxford University Press, Istanbul, Turkey.

Yunjin Lee, Modern Vision and Its Theatricality in Drieser, Wharton and Fitzgerald (2011)

Ben Lyle Bedard, The Material Sites of Modernism (2010)

Christopher Leise, A Covenant in Fiction: Legacies of Puritanism in the Post-War American Novel (2007). Assistant Professor, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA.

Michael Baxter-Kauf, The Limit of Failure: Perversion in Psychoanalysis and Temporality in Ethical Philosophy (2006)

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Community in Post-Beat Fiction, 1955-2001 (2006)

Samuele Pardini, The Engines of History: The Automobile in American and Italian Literary Culture and Politics, 1908-1943 (2005). Assistant Professor, Elon University.

Patrick Durgin, Indeterminacies and the Poetics of Critical Values (2004)

Joel Kuszai, Facing Reality or Utopian Dreaming: Editorial Collectives as Work-Around for the Boredom of the University (2004)

Rosa Alcala, Identities in Relation: Transcribers, Translators, and Performers in Twentieth-Century American Poetry (2004)

Koichi Suwabe, Poetics of the Femme Fatale: William Faulkner, Gender, and Thirties America (2004)

Chiaki Sekiguchi, In Touch with the World: Marianne Moore, Objects, Fantasy, and Fashion (2003)

Richard Deming, Always Environed by the Self: Emersonian Modernism and the Ethics of Reading (2003)

Temenuga Dencheva Trifonova, The Image in French Philosophy (2002). Associate Professor, York University.

Joel Bettridge, Reading Consequences: Ethics and the Reader in America’s Postwar Avant-Garde (2002)

Stephanie Hawkins, Spectral Realities: Intersections of Science and the Occult in Modern American Literature (2002)

Lawrence Blasco, The Image of the City in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Fearing, and Claude McKay (2001)

Kyunghoon Jung, How to Do With the Absolute Other: Signifier, Subject, and Other in Lacan, Levinas, Whitman, and Duncan (2001)

Kenneth Sherwood, The Audible Word: Sounding the Range of Twentieth-Century American Poetics (2000)

Frederick Hertzberg, Materialities in Translation: Gunnar Björling’s Poetry in English (2000)

Ilhwan Yoon, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thinking the Twilight Realms of Consciousness (2000)

Jennifer Spungin Kehoe, Postmodern Mentality: New Ways of Teaching American Literature (2000)

Philip Cavalier, Ethnography, Passing, and the Construction of Racial and Cultural Identities: Henry James, Pauline Hopkins, and Northern Travel Writing, 1850-1866 (1998)

Mark A. Thackray, Approaching Paterson: Dialogism, Personae and the Works of William Carlos Williams (1998)

William Tuttle, The “Never-Resting Mind”: The Meditative Mode in Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1996)

Jefferson Hansen, The Edge of Paganism: Objectivist Poetics and American Pragmatism (1993)

Sabrina Caine, Eros and the Visionaries: A Depth Psychological Approach to Lawrence, Blake, Yeats, and Duncan (1993)

Piotr Parlej, Adultery in the Novel: A Theory of the Mimetic Mode (1992)

Bruce Holsapple, The Birth of the Imagination: William Carlos Williams, 1916-1929 (1991)
Faculty Mentor/External Examiner
Aaron Mauro, Tragic America: Terror, Metaphor, and the Contemporary Novel. Department of English. Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada (2012)

Malcolm Sutton, Ontologies of Community in Postmodernist American Fiction. Department of English. University of Ottawa, Canada (2012)

Ronghua Zhu, Redressing the Void: Postmodern Ethics in Don DeLillo’s Fiction. Beijing Foreign Studies University, China (2011)

Elin Käck, William Carlos Williams and Europe. Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Sweden (2010)

Kiki Benzon, A Poetics of Chaos: Schizoanalysis and Postmodern American Fiction. University College London, U.K. (2006)

Natalia Tonkova, Philological Institute, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia. SUNY Visiting Scholar (2005)

Oleg Batalov, Neologism and Twentieth-Century American Fiction. Fulbright Scholar. Department of Linguistics, N.A.Dobrolyubov Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (2004)

Jaroslav Kušnír. Fulbright Scholar, Prešov, Slovakia (2004)

Marianne Ølholm, Postmodern Danish Poetry. Institute for Nordic Philology. University of Copenhagen, Denmark. (1999)
Ph.D. Oral Examination Committees
Chair
Shayani Bhattacharya, Postmodernism (2013)

Alphonse Kolodziejczak, 20th-Century American Fiction (2012)

Rae Muhlstock, Theories of Postmodern Literature and Culture (2011)

Paul Grabianowski, 20th-Century American Poetry (2007)

Ben Lyle Bedard, Modern American Poetry (2005)

Christopher Leise, Thomas Pynchon (2005)

Lori Emerson, Procedural and Visual Poetry and Poetics (2004)

Geoffrey Hlibchuk, Twentieth-Century American Literature (2004)

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, Cognition and Technology in Pynchon, Powers, and Cyberpunk Fiction (2003)

Michael King, Twentieth-Century American Literature (2003)

Benjamin Robertson, The Postmodern Novel (2003)

Moon-Soo Choi, Semiotics, Poststructuralism, and Poetics (2002)

John Marvin, The Transmodern: Encyclopedic Texts (2002)

Jonathan Minton, Mid-century British and American Poetry (2002)

Michael Rozendal, Postmodern American Literature (2001)

Nathan Goldberg, Modernist Poetry and Poetics (2000)

Nicholas Laudadio, Twentieth-Century American Fiction (2000)

Sam-Chool Lee, William Carlos Williams (1999)

Robert Zamsky, Twentieth-Century American Avant-Garde Poetry and Fiction (1999)

Kathleen Mackin, Frederick Mortimer Clapp (1998)

Sheri Weinstein, Kathy Acker and Contemporary Fiction (1998)

Jakwang Gu, Twentieth-Century American Literature (1997)

Seung-Hyeok Kweon, British and American Modernism (1996)

Joel Kuszai, Modern American Poetry (1996)

Philip Acree Cavalier, Marianne Moore and Her Context (1995)

Cynthia Kimball, Twentieth-Century Women Poets (1993)

Jefferson Hansen, American Poetry and Pragmatic Philosophers (1991)

Elizabeth Burns, Twentieth-Century American Poetry (1990)


Member
Nicholas Frangipane, Postmodern Novel, Postmodern Theory and Criticism (2014)

Eleanor Gold, Posthumanism and Biopolitics: The Machine/Animal Other (2014)

Chih-Wei Hsu, The Works of Don DeLillo and Related Criticism (2013)

Chung-Hwan Joe, 9/11 Novels and Postmodernism (2013)

Ciahnan Darrell, 20th & 21st Century Novel (2012)

Banu Ozel, Postmodern Fiction and Politics (2010)

Kevin Arnold, Post-War American Literature (2009)

Jeffrey Sirkin, 20th-Century American Innovative Writing (2005)

Michael Baxter-Kauf, 20th-Century American Fiction (2005)

Alexei Di Orio, Postmodern Novel (2004)

James Maynard, 20th-Century American Literature: Limits of the Sublime (2004)

Roland Vegso, American Fiction after World War II (2004)

Patrick Durgin, Radical Modernism and Postmodernism (2003)

Gordon Hadfield, Postmodern American Literature (2003)

Rosa Alcala, The Making of American Poetry (2002)

Thomas Breene, DeLillo, Gaddis, and Pynchon (2002)

Daniel Leshem, Twentieth-Century Jewish American Literature (2002)

Timothy Shaner, William Carlos Williams and Wallace Stevens (2001)

Joel Bettridge, American Literature after World War II (2000)

Chiaki Sekiguchi, Modern American Poetry (2000)

Koichi Suwabe, Formalism and Narratology (2000)

Temenuga Trifonova, American Literature, 1960s-1990s (2000)

Mark Peters, Twentieth-Century American Literature (1999)

Hidehito Shirai, Modern American Poetry (1999)

J. Chris Senden, William Carlos Williams (1998)

Il-Hwan Yoon, W. B. Yeats (1998)

Kyunghoon Jung, Twentieth-Century American Literature (1998)

Eleni Stecopoulos, Modernism and Modernity in American Literature (1998)

Bess A. Rose, American Literature 1886-1992: Challenging America (1997)

Thomas Fisher, Objectivist Poetry (1996)

Frederick Hertzberg, American Modernists (1996)

Carla Billitteri, American Poetry 1850-1950 (1995)

William Tuttle, The Modern Long Poem (1993)

Jeffrey Kennell, Wallace Stevens (1992)

William Markarian, Modern American Poetry (1992)

Catherine McAllister, T. S. Eliot (1991)

Mark Wallace, American Fiction and Poetry 1945-75 (1990)
M.A. Thesis and Project Committees
Chair
Mark Rosborough, “Seeking Hopelessly to Fill the Void: Postmodern Subjectivity in Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow and The Crying of Lot 49” (2012)

Timothy Ryan, “Transmutations to ‘Tics’: Explorations in Symbolic and Stylistic Narrative Shifts in William Gaddis’s The Recognitions and J R (2012)

Michael Mahoney, “‘Who hadn’t the envy of animals?’: Marking the Beast in William H. Gass’ Omensetter’s Luck” (2011)

Lindsay Bartkowski, “‘Good, if startling stuff’: The Improvisational as Psychological in William Carlos Williams” (2011)

Sean Petro, “Dedoxifying Gender Identity through Language and Sexuality: Kathy Acker’s Abjection of Western Phallocentric Traditions and the Feminist Utopian Sublime” (2008)

Aaron Lelito, “Postmodern Fiction and Consumer Culture” (2006)

Gary Hink, “Reading Rhizomatically: Discordant Moments in White Noise, City of Glass, and The Crying of Lot 49 (2005)

Susan Porter, The C Street Stories (2004)

Lauren Spiro, “Community Through Isolation: David Ignatow’s Poetics of Compassion” (2004)

Robin Runia, “Postmodern Criticism Performed: Desire and Contingency in the Interpretation of Gravity’s Rainbow” (2003)

Kristen Sabol, “The Emergence of Digital Poetry” (2003)

Sun-Young Park, “A Way Out from the Postmodern Human Condition” (1998)

Nava Fader, “Adrienne Rich” (1994)

Marni Gauthier, “Historiographical Fiction: DeLillo and Pynchon” (1994)

John Storm, “Ezra Pound, Confucius and the Transcendentalists: A Study in Tradition” (1994)

Patricia Carey, “Entropy in the Postmodern Fiction of Paul Auster” (1993)


Member
Lisa Vandendolder, Don DeLillo and Postmodernism (2005)

Michael Baxter-Kauf, 20th-Century American Fiction (2005)

Mathew Klane, “Note on the Life of M. Duchamp” (2003)

Courtney Morris, “Slipping into the Gorgeous Unknown: Arriving at Ways of Speaking in John Ashbery’s ‘The System’” (2001)

David Parisi, “Non-Representational Imagery in the Two Fellini Films La Dolce Vita and and the Cross-Fertilization in the Arts that Fostered It” (2000)

Richard Roundy, “Narrative Gravity” (1995)

Kathy Wing, “Literary Criticism and Poetry” (1992)

William Markarian, “Donne, Keats, and Williams” (1989)


M.A. Oral Examination Committees
Chair
Jason Silvis, The Objectivists, Language Poets, and Aesthetic Theory (2003)

Tyler Clever, Gertrude Stein (1997)

Alisa Messer, The Little Magazine and the Metropolitan Bohemianism of the American Avant-Garde in the Teens (1997)

Patrick Callan, Denise Levertov (1996)


University and Senior English Honors Theses
Jessica Wagner. “The Path to Healing: Novels of September 11 Curing the Media’s Terror” (2013)

Edward Benoit, “Kinds of Writ(ing): Filmic Fundamentals in David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest”(2012)

Alyssa Skarbek, “David Foster Wallace and Image-Fiction’s Duality” (2012)

Alexander Douglas, “Zine Culture in the 1970s” (2007)

Celia Rose Seaton, “Bop Prosody: Jazz in the Work of Jack Kerouac” (2002)

Senior Thesis External Examiner
Michael Gaffney. “The Peripheralist: Reading David Foster Wallace with Don DeLillo.” Department of English & American Literatures, Middlebury College. Middlebury, VT. 2013


Professional Memberships
American Literature Association, 1998-2014

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