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MICHAEL C. COHEN

University of California, Los Angeles 1531 Maltman Ave

Department of English Los Angeles, CA 90026

149 Humanities (201) 320 2382

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1530 cohenm@humnet.ucla.edu

EDUCATION
PhD 2007, New York University, Dept. of English
Dissertation: Cultures of Poetry in Late Nineteenth-Century America

Director: Virginia W. Jackson

Committee: Patricia Crain, Kevis Goodman, Meredith L. McGill, Mary Poovey
BA 2000, Dartmouth College, English and American literature, cum laude

EMPLOYMENT
2011-present Assistant Prof. of English, University of California, Los Angeles

2009-2011 Assistant Prof. of English, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge



2007-2009 Visiting Assistant Prof. of English, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN

PUBLICATIONS
BOOK (in print)
The Social Lives of Poems in Nineteenth-Century America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015.
BOOK (in progress)
Poetry and the History of Reading
This book is a speculative investigation into the relationships between reading as a set of material practices, literary traditions and the history of literariness, and contemporary critical theory and methods, focusing on the United States before 1900. The project assembles a vast archive of readers and their readings, and it reimagines American literature from the perspective of readers rather than authors. Readers’ canons allow for a more fluid approach to early national literature, and they demand a much closer attention to the roles of poems in the earlier Atlantic world.
SCHOLARLY EDITION (under contract)
Co-editor, with Alexandra Socarides, The Poetry of Charles Brockden Brown. Vol. 7 of The Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown. Gen. eds. Philip Barnard and Mark Kamrath. Bucknell: Bucknell University Press. Forthcoming 2017.
PUBLICATIONS (cont.)
JOURNAL ARTICLES, ESSAYS, AND BOOK CHAPTERS (in print)
“Whittier, Holmes, and Lowell and the New England Tradition.” The Cambridge History of American Poetry. Ed. Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014: 259-81.
“Reading the Nineteenth Century.” American Literary History 26.2 (2014): 406-17.
“Alienating Language: A Poet’s Masque.” The Emily Dickinson Journal 23.1 (2014): 75-97.
“James Whitcomb Riley” (headnote and selections). The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. C, 7th ed. Ed. Paul Lauter et al. Boston: Wadsworth, 2014: 458-67.
“Peddling Authorship in the Age of Jackson.” ELH 79.2 (2012): 369-88.
“U.S. Poetry: Beginnings to 1900.” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. Ed. Stephen Cushman and Roland Greene. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012: 1480-85.
“Dialect Poetry.” The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, 4th ed. Ed. Stephen Cushman and Roland Greene. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012: 354-57.
“Popular Ballads: Rhythmic Remediations in the Nineteenth Century.” Meter Matters: Verse Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century. Ed. Jason Hall. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011: 267-94.
“Contraband Singing: Poems and Songs in Circulation during the Civil War.” American Literature 82.2 (2010): 271-304. Winner of the 2010 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Essay Prize
“Peddlers, Poems, and Local Culture: The Case of Jonathan Plummer, a ‘Balladmonger’ in Nineteenth-Century New England.” ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 54.1-4 (2008): 9-32.
“Whittier, Ballad Reading, and the Culture of Nineteenth-Century Poetry.” Arizona Quarterly 64.3 (2008): 1-29.
“Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Genres of Dialect.” African American Review 41.2 (2007): 247-57.
“E.C. Stedman and the Invention of Victorian Poetry.” Victorian Poetry 43.2 (2005): 165-89. Reprinted in Nineteenth-Century Poetry: Criticism and Debates, ed. Jonathan Herapath and Emma Mason (London: Routledge, 2015) (forthcoming)
“Poetry in Motion in Early America.” Circles and Circulation in the Revolutionary Atlantic. Exhibition catalogue, Fales Library, New York University, 2004: 7-17.

PUBLICATIONS (cont.)
BOOK REVIEWS (in print)
Review of David Atkinson and Steve Roud, eds., Street Ballads in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Ireland, and North America: The Interface between Print and Oral Traditions. SHARP News 24.3 (2015): 8-9.
Review of Christopher Hanlon, America’s England: Antebellum Literature and Atlantic Sectionalism. Nineteenth-Century Literature 68.3 (2014): 426-30.
Review of Frances Dickey, The Modern Portrait Poem: From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound. Victorians Institute Journal 41 (2013): 243-6.
JOURNAL ARTICLES, ESSAYS, BOOK CHAPTERS, and REVIEWS (forthcoming)
“Album Verse and the Poetics of Scribal Circulation.” Cambridge History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry. Ed. Jennifer Putzi and Alexandra Socarides. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming 2016.

“The Poetry of Charles Brockden Brown: An Introduction and Overview.” The Oxford Handbook to Charles Brockden Brown. Ed. Philip Barnard and Stephen Shapiro. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2016.


“Poetry.” U.S. Popular Print Culture to 1860. Ed. Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray. Vol. 5 of The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture. Gen. Ed. Gary Kelly. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Forthcoming 2018.

PLENARY LECTURES AND INVITED TALKS
“Silas Wegg’s Legs.” Dickens Universe, University of California, Santa Cruz, August 2014
“The Poetics of Reform: Antislavery Poetry during the Antebellum Era.” English Department Spring Athenaeum, University of California, Los Angeles, May 2013
“Reading: An Accidental History.” Southland Graduate Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, June 2012

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
“Why We Can’t Read Nineteenth-Century Poetry.” Seminar co-organizer with Virginia Jackson. To be held at C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists biannual conference, Penn State, March 2016

“Scott’s Children: Romantic Poetry and Mass Education at the Turn of the Century.” To be presented at the Modern Language Association annual convention, Austin, January 2016


“Networks and Exchanges.” Panel synthesizer. “The Long, Wide Nineteenth Century” conference, University of California, Santa Cruz, August 2015

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (cont.)
“The Really Long Eighteenth Century.” Society of Early Americanists biannual conference, Chicago, June 2015

“Histories of Reading in Early America.” Panel organizer. Society of Early Americanists biannual conference, Chicago, June 2015


The Lyric Theory Reader: A Discussion.” Roundtable participant, “The Social Life of Poetic Language: A boundary 2 Event” conference, University of California, Los Angeles, April 2014
The Seasons of American Poetry.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-century Americanists biannual conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2014
“Did Nineteenth-Century Poetry Have Something in Common?” Panel organizer. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists biannual conference, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, March 2014
“Rethinking Postbellum Literary History.” Roundtable participant, Modern Language Association annual convention, Chicago, January 2014

“Historical Poetics in the Nineteenth Century.” Roundtable participant, North American Victorian Studies Association annual meeting, Pasadena, October 2013


“Bad Seeds.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment annual conference, University of Kansas, May 2013
“Reading American Poetry According to The Seasons.” Society of Early Americanists biannual conference, Savannah, February 2013
“Periodizing Early American Poetry.” Panel organizer. Society of Early Americanists biannual conference, Savannah, February 2013
“Periodizing English and American Nineteenth-Century Poetry Inside and Outside National Frames.” Roundtable participant, the Modern Language Association annual convention, Boston, January 2013
“Atlantic Passages: Chains, Cables, and Poems.” North American Victorian Studies Association annual meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 2012
“Transatlantic Currents: Poetic Networks in the Nineteenth Century.” Panel organizer. North American Victorian Studies Association annual meeting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, September 2012
“Poems without Poetry.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists biannual conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 2012
“The Aesthetics of Dialect: Regionalism, Balladry, and the Book Trade.” Modern Language Association annual convention, Seattle, January 2012

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (cont.)
“Front Lines: Annie Laurie in the Light Brigade.” North American Victorian Studies Association annual meeting, Vanderbilt University, November 2011
“Jubilee Singing: Circulating Race and Poetry After the Civil War.” American Literature Association annual convention, Boston, May 2011

“Remediated Rhythms.” American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Vancouver, April 2011

“Whittier in Philadelphia: Poetry, Reform, and a Society of Friends.” “Quakers and Slavery, 1657-1865” conference, Philadelphia, November 2010
“Something New, or, the Tales and Travels of that Truly Eccentric Character, Lord Timothy Dexter.” “Weird America: Circum-Atlantic Cultures, 1790-1830” conference, Huntington Library, October 2010
“Reading Whittier, Writing Whittier.” C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists biannual conference, Penn State University, May 2010

“How to Read a Nineteenth-Century Poem.” Panel co-organizer with Virginia Jackson. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists biannual conference, Penn State, May 2010

“The Aural Archive.” Seminar co-organizer with Sarah J. Townsend. American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, New Orleans, April 2010

“The African Ballad in the Atlantic Triangle.” “Crossing the Bar: Transatlantic Poetics in the Nineteenth Century” conference, University of Pennsylvania, March 2010

“Walt Whitman and the Death of Lincoln.” Modern Language Association annual convention, Philadelphia, December 2009

“Peddling Gossip.” American Literature Association annual convention, Boston, May 2009


“Civil War Songs: Poems and Airs in Circulation.” American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Harvard University, March 2009
“Reading Ballads in Early America.” “Discovering the Social in the History of Reading” conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 2009
“Popular Ballads, Oral Cultures, and Nineteenth-century Nationalism.” “Metre Matters: New Approaches to Prosody, 1780-1914” conference, University of Exeter, July 2008
“The Popular Ballad, a Figure of Orality.” “The Oral, the Written, and Other Verbal Media” conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, June 2008
“Genteel Walt Whitman, or, ‘American Poetry’ in 1876.” American Literature Association annual convention, San Francisco, May 2008

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (cont.)
“The Medium and the Message: ‘American Poetry’ in 1876.” American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Puebla, Mexico, April 2007

“Ballad People: Music in the Making of African American and Celtic Identities.” “Transatlantic Exchange: African Americans and the Celtic Nations” conference, University of Wales, Swansea, March 2007


“The Popular Ballad in Nineteenth-Century America.” Modern Language Association annual convention, Philadelphia, December 2006
“Dunbar and the Genres of Dialect.” Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference, Stanford University, March 2006
“The Anglo-American Popular Ballad.” North American Victorian Studies Association annual meeting, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, October 2005
“Whittier’s Songs of Freedom.” Northeast Modern Language Association annual convention, Pittsburgh, March 2004
“Thomas Carlyle and the Problems of Historiography.” Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada annual meeting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, September 2003
TEACHING
FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
American literature to 1900; nineteenth-century poetry; Victorian literature; transatlantic culture; historical poetics; history of the book
COURSES TAUGHT
University of California, Los Angeles:
ENGL-257: Graduate Seminar: The History of Reading

ENGL-184: Capstone Seminar in English: Literary Transcendentalism

ENGL-181A: Senior Seminar: Whitman and Dickinson

ENGL-167A: American Poetry to 1900

ENGL-166B: American Literature, 1776 to 1832

ENGL-133: Transatlantic Literatures: Atlantic Slavery, Atlantic Freedom

ENGL-132: Intro to Imperial, Transnational, and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

ENGL-10B: Literatures in English, 1700 to 1850


Louisiana State University:
ENGL-7974: Graduate Seminar: American Poetry and Public Culture

ENGL-4104: Undergraduate Capstone Seminar: Whitman and Dickinson

ENGL-4070: Studies in American Literature to 1865: Atlantic Romanticism

ENGL-3070: American Literature I: Forging a Nation

ENGL-2673: Literature and Ethnicity
TEACHING (cont.)
COURSES TAUGHT (cont.)
Macalester College:
ENGL-403: Senior Seminar in American Authors: Whitman and Dickinson

ENGL-374: The American Novel: Realism, Naturalism, Modernism

ENGL-371: Nineteenth-century American Literature: Transcendentalism

ENGL-371: Nineteenth-century American Literature: 19th c. Poetry

ENGL-130: American Voices: Multi-ethnic Literature and American History

ENGL-136: Introduction to Drama


UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
UCLA, Department of English:

Executive Committee, 2015-2016

Graduate Committee, 2013-2016

Undergraduate Committee, 2012-2013

English Library Committee, 2011-2016

Mellon-funded working group on curricular revision, 2012-2014, 2015-2016

Dissertation committees: Kevin Moore, Christian Reed, Daniel Couch, Jacob Lang

Doctoral exam committees: Christian Reed, Daniel Couch, Benjamin Beck, Grant Rosson, Samantha Sommers, Jacob Lang, Mark Gallagher

Masters thesis committees: Kimber Thomas (AAS)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship: Benjamin Beck (2013)

Thompson Prize essay reader, Undergraduate Honors Program, 2013

Americanist Research Colloquium (ARC), co-organizer, 2013-2016


UCLA, Academic Senate:

Research grants program, proposal review reader, 2013-2015


UCLA, Graduate Division:

Fulbright Program Campus Review Committee, 2015-2016

Graduate Research Mentorship (GRM) program, proposal review reader, 2013-2015
UCLA, Undergraduate Research Center

Faculty advisor, Undergraduate Research Fellows Program: Mario Giron (2015)


UCLA, Undergraduate Education Initiatives:

Faculty mentor, Undergraduate Student Initiated Education: Samantha Allan (2015)


J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists

Editorial advisory board member, 2015-2018


The Dickens Universe, University of California, Santa Cruz

Faculty participant, 2012-2015


Routledge Press:

Book proposal reviewer, 2014


UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (cont.)
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS):

Essay Prize committee, 2012


Louisiana State University, Department of English:

Job Placement Officer, 2010-2011

Undergraduate Studies Committee, 2009-2010

MFA thesis committee: My Ngyuen

Doctoral exam committee: Thomas Sowders
Louisiana State University, College of Humanities and Social Science:

Research Development Group, Arts and Humanities Division, 2010-2011


Louisiana State University, University College

Faculty mentor, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program: Laura Culpepper (2011)



HONORS AND AWARDS
Hellman Fellows Award, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014-2015

Faculty Career Development Award, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013-2014

Research Enabling Grant, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013-2015

Gest Fellowship, Haverford College Special Collections Library, 2013

Faculty Research Grant, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012-2013

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Essay Prize, 2010

Council on Research Summer Stipend, ORED, Louisiana State University, 2010

Junior Faculty Travel Grant, ORED, Louisiana State University, 2009-2011

Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, GSAS, New York University, 2006-2007

Joyce Tracy Fellow, American Antiquarian Society 2005-2006

Patricia Dunn Lehrman Fellowship, GSAS, New York University, 2005-2006

Penfield Prize, Dept. of English, New York University, 2005-2006

Rosenthal Prize, Dept. of English, New York University, 2005-2006

Rosenthal Prize, Dept. of English, New York University, 2004-2005

Brine Summer Fellowship, Dept. of English, New York University, 2004

Henry M. MacCracken Fellowship, New York University, 2001-2006

James B. Reynolds 1890 Scholarship, Dartmouth College, 2000

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Comparative Literature Association; C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists; Modern Language Association; North American Victorian Studies Association; Society of Early Americanists


REFERENCES (letters available upon request)
Virginia W. Jackson, University of California, Irvine

Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

Elsie Michie, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

Mary Poovey, New York University



Daylanne English, Macalester College

Patricia Crain, New York University


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