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Faculty - Carla Billitteri

Carla BillitteriCarla Billitteri
Graduate Coordinator
Associate Professor
311 Neville Hall
(207) 581-3836
carla.billitteri@umit.maine.edu

 

Office Hours

TBD

Academic Positions

Current

  • Associate Professor, University of Maine, English Department, 2008-
  • Associate Faculty, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine, 2008-
  • External Faculty, Doctoral Program in Anglo-American Studies, University of Catania, Italy, 2003-
  • Examiner, Critical Languages Program, University of Maine, 2000-

Previous

  • Assistant Professor, University of Maine, English Department, 2002-2008
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Maine, English Department, 2001-2002
  • Lecturer, University of Maine, English Department, 1999-2001
  • Lecturer, D’Youville College, English Department, 1999

Education

  • Ph.D., English, State University at Buffalo, 2001
  • M.A., English, State University at Buffalo, 1995
  • Laurea, magna cum laude, Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Catania, Italy, 1989

Foreign Languages
Italian (native speaker) and French

Current Book Project
I am currently working on two books: a study of politics and aesthetics among the modernist poets and a monograph on Delmore Schwartz for European scholars

Areas of Specialization
Primary
Poetry and Poetics, Critical Theory

Additional
Gender Theory, Narrative Theory, Drama, Italian Poetry

Grants and Fellowships

  • Fulbright Specialist, International roster, January 2011
  • Translation Grant, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), in collaboration with Litmus Press, September 2010
  • Curriculum Development Grant, Women’s Studies Program, University of Maine at Orono, Summer 2003
  • Research Fellowship, Graduate Group in Marxist Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994-1995
  • Research Fellowship, Centro di Studi Americani, Rome, Italy, 1989
  • Research Grant, University of Catania, Italy, 1989
  • Research Fellowship, Centro di Studi Americani, Rome, Italy, 1988

Publications

Book

Language and the Renewal of Society in Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson: The American Cratylus (Palgrave Macmillan 2009)

Abstract: This book takes up the utopian desire for a perfect language of words that gives direct expression to the real, known in Western thought as Cratylism, and its impact on the social visions and poetic projects of three of the most intellectually ambitious of American writers, Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson. A coda looks at the work of the Language writers, who carry forward this tradition in surprising ways. Based on close readings of theoretical and poetic texts, and drawing on archival research, Language and the Renewal of Society makes two basic claims: that belief in an intrinsic relationship between words and things is linked in American poetry to utopian social projects; and that poets with a deep understanding of how language operates are nonetheless attracted to this belief—despite recognizing its fantastic elements—because it allows them to articulate a social mandate for poetry.

Articles

  • “Charles Olson’s Poetics of the Inactual,” The Worcester Review 31.1-2 (2010): 83-92
  • “The Necessary Experience of Error,” How2 3.3 (Spring 2009) Special Feature: “Reading Carla Harryman” http://www.asu.edu/pipercwcenter/how2journal//vol_3_no_3/harryman/
  • “Stories, Not History: Laura Riding’s Progress of Truth,” Arizona Quarterly 65.1 (Spring 2009): 85-105
    “Lyn Hejinian’s Poetics of the Middle,” Aerial 10, forthcoming
  • “A Form of Tidiness: Laura (Riding) Jackson and the Work of Poetry-Writing,” Textual Practice 22.2 (June 2008): 315-36
  • “William Carlos Williams and the Politics of Form,” The Journal of Modern Literature 30:2 (Winter 2007): 42-63
  • “Riding-Graves: The Meaning of Collaboration,” Gravesiana 3:1 (2007): 86-100
  • “The Passion of Becoming an Object,” Paideuma 35.1-2 (Spring-Fall 2006): 17-32
  • “Doomsday: Passages in Laura Riding’s Poetics,” Chloroform: An Aesthetics of Critical Writing (Spring 1997): 174-84

Notes

  • “Introduction to Alda Merini, I am a Furious Little Bee” Oakland, CA: Hooke Press, 2008
  • O sorriso de Laura Riding” (Laura Riding’s Smile), co-authored with Benjamin Friedlander, in Laura Riding, Mindscapes: Poemas, edited and translated by Rodrigo Garcia Lopes (Brazil: Illuminuras, 2004): 245-47
  • “Translator’s Note: Patrizia Vicinelli,” How2, September 2000
  • (http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/however/v1_4_2000/current/index.html)
  • “Five Italian Poets: Introductory Remarks,” 99 Poets/1999: An International Poetics Symposium, edited by Charles Bernstein, published as Boundary2 26:1, Spring 1999
  • “Partage of Realities: A Logic of Infra‑modal Destinerrance,” Rif/t, no. 4, January 1995

Translations

  • Gianni D’Elia, “Further Instructions.” The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Geoffrey Brock. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2012
  • Alda Merini, Seven Aphorisms [“I am a furious,” “To mistake shit,”  “Every man is a friend,”  “I never speak,”  “The gun,”  “Every tibia loves its fibula,” and “Alda Merini.” The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry: An Anthology, edited by Geoffrey Brock. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 2012
  • Maria Attanasio, “Details and Debris,” Atlanta Review 17.2 (Spring/Summer 2011): 72-74. Special issue: Italy, edited by Francesco Levato
  • Maria Attanasio, poems from Amnesia of the Movement of the Clouds, Aufgabe 7 (Summer 2008): 71-73. Special issue: Emergent Italian poetry in translation, edited by Jennifer Scappettone
  • Alda Merini, I am a Furious Little Bee (Oakland, CA: Hooke Press, 2008)
  • “Salvatore Camilleri, ‘Four Hats’” (co-translated with Benjamin Friedlander), Fascicle, no. 1, Summer 2005 (http://www.fascicle.com/issue01/main/contents_frameset.htm)
  • “Joan Perucho, ‘Twenty Three Poems’” (co-translated with Benjamin Friedlander), Fascicle, no. 1, Summer 2005 (http://www.fascicle.com/issue01/main/contents_frameset.htm)
  • Italian Epigrams (co-translated with Benjamin Friedlander) (Catania: Porci con le Ali, 2001)
  • “Patrizia Vicinelli, Three Poems,” How2, September 2000 (http://www.scc.rutgers.edu/however/v1_4_2000/current/index.html)
  • “Five Italian Authors: Gianni D’Elia, Mara Cini, Milli Graffi, Flavio Ermini, Renato Barilli,” 99 Poets/1999: An International Poetics Symposium, edited by Charles Bernstein, Boundary2 26:1, Spring 1999
  • “Cieli” and “Finisterre” (from Nanni Balestrini, Ipocalisse), Private Arts, Spring 1998
  • “Sommerbird” and “Vortex” (from Nanni Balestrini, Ipocalisse), Rif/t, no. 4, January 1995
  • “Turchese” (from Gianni D’Elia, Non per chi va), I Am a Child: Poetry After Robert Duncan and Bruce Andrews, edited by William R. Howe (Buffalo: Tailspin Press, 1995)

Conference Presentations

  • “Eccentric Circumscriptions: Laura Riding’s Though Gently and Carla Harryman’s Adorno Noise,” Structures of Innovation, Modernist Studies Association International Conference, University at Buffalo, October 6-9 2011
  • “A ‘Visibility of Blindness’: Laura (Riding) Jackson’s Poetics of Intuition,” Laura (Riding) Jackson in the Twenty-First Century,” Cornell University, October 28 2010
  • “Singularity and Multiplicity in Olson’s The Special View of History,” Olson at the Century: An Archival and Projective Reconsideration, University at Buffalo, October 15 2010
  • “A Diversional Event: Reading Olson after Deleuze” Charles Olson Centenary Conference, Simon Fraser University, June 4-6 2010
  • “Olson's Politics/Poetics of Transnational  Utopia,” Charles Olson Centenary Poetry Symposium, Clark University, March 24-27 2010
  • “‘A Necessary Kind of Experience’: Carla Harryman’s Textual Hybridity,” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 2008
  • “Memetics of the Image: The Late Poetics of Charles Olson,” American Literature Association, Boston, May 2007
  • “‘A Relation Whose Form is Contradiction’: Figurations of Self in Paul Valéry and Laura (Riding) Jackson,” Modernist Studies Association International Conference, Chicago, November 2005
  • “A Form of Tidiness: Laura Riding’s Responses to 1930s Political Crises,” Modernist Studies Association International Conference, Vancouver, B. C., September 2004
  • “Auratic Politics: The Aristocratic Revolution of Williams Carlos Williams,” Poetries of the 1940s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2004
  • “The Beautiful Semblance of Authenticity,” Modernist Studies Association International Conference, Birmingham, U. K., September 2003
  • “Lyn Hejinian’s Poetics of Uncertainty,” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 2003
  • “Riding/Graves: The Meaning of Collaboration,” Graves Conference 2000: Robert Graves in America, State University of New York at Buffalo, June 2000
  • “Fables of Meaning: History and Storytelling in Laura Riding’s Short Fiction,” Symposium on Laura (Riding) Jackson and the Promise of Language, Cornell University, October 1998
  • “The Passion of Becoming an Object: The Matter of Subjectivity in Language Writing,” Twentieth Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, February 1998
  • “Until the End of History: Laura Riding’s Progress of Stories,” NEMLA Conference, Philadelphia, April 1997
  • “Charles Olson and the Symbiotic Economy of Speech and Writing,” Poetries of the 1950s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 1996
  • “Notes on Translating Nanni Balestrini’s Ipocalisse,” The Future of Poetry, State University of New York at Albany, January 1995

Lectures

  • “Fantasy, Intuition, Memory: Observations on Modern Art and Poetics,” a lecture held in conjunction with the Rene and Chaim Gross foundation’s exhibit, “Fantasy: Chaim Gross Drawings, 1944-50,” March 5, 2011
  • “Walt Whitman and the Power of Names,” University of Catania, Italy, July 2008
  • “Politics and Poetry in the 1930s: Laura (Riding) Jackson,” Socialist and Marxist Studies Luncheon Series, University of Maine, April 2007
  • “Charles Olson and the Matter of Writing,” University of Catania, Italy, July 2006
  • “Truth or Method: Laura (Riding) Jackson’s Poetic Project,” University of Catania, Italy, July 2005
  • “Luigi Pirandello’s Theatre: Six Characters in Search of an Author,” The Maine Masque, University of Maine, April 2005
  • “Acts of Reading, Acts of Gender: The Practice of Feminist Literary Criticism,” Women in the Curriculum Lunch Series, University of Maine, November 2004
  • “William Carlos Williams and the Politics of Form,” University of Catania, Italy, July 2004
  • “Interpellation, Gender, and the Question of the Feminine in Feminist Theory,” Graduate Program in Women’s Studies, University of Maine, November 2003
  • “A Poetics of Uncertainty,” University of Catania, Italy, July 2003
  • “Virginia Woolf To The Lighthouse: An Epistemic Feminist Novel,” Honors College, University of Maine, Spring 2002

Other Scholarly Activities

Curator and moderator

“Art, Fantasy, and Experience,” poetry reading with poets Charles Bernstein, Elaine Equi, Nada Gordon, and Rod Smith, December 12, 2010. Rene and Chaim Gross Foundation, New York, URL: http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Fantasy.php

Italian poetry

  • Talk/Introduction to the annual Dante Reading organized by the Club of Classics Studies, April 2012
  • Embargoed Voices: Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now,” bilingual poetry reading with Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale, and Milli Graffi, St. Mark’s Poetry Project, New York, May 27, 2009 [with Prof. Jenniffer Scappetone, University of Chicago]
  • “Embargoed Voices: Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now,” panel discussion on contemporary Italian poetry with Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale, and Milli Graffi, Italian Cultural Institute of New York, May 26, 2009 [with Prof. Jenniffer Scappetone, University of Chicago]
  • Italian Epigrams, Terry Plunket Poetry Festival, University of Maine at Augusta, April 2004

Organizer and moderator: lectures

  • Richard Owens (University at Buffalo), Dissociations, Misreadings: The McCaffery-Prynne Debate,” English Department, University of Maine, April 15, 2011
  • Prof. Stacy Carson Hubbard (University at Buffalo), “‘Conscientious Inconsistency’: Marianne Moore’s Emersonian Poetics,” English Department, University of Maine, Contemporary Discourses in Literary Theory and Scholarship Series, October 20, 2008
  • Prof. David Matlin (San Diego State University) “Prisons and Democracy,” Marxist-Socialist Studies Series, University of Maine, October 18, 2007

Organizer and moderator: conversations on modern and contemporary poetics

  • James Wagner, conversation on the poetics of homophonic translation, English Department, University of Maine, April 1, 2011
  • Nada Gordon and Gary Sullivan, conversation on contemporary poetics, FLARF, and Language Poetry, English Department, University of Maine, April 3, 2009
  • Claudia Rankine, conversation on modern and contemporary documentary poetics, English Department, University of Maine, March 24, 2009
  • Prof. Stacy Carson Hubbard’s conversation on Edna St. Vincent Millay, English Department, University of Maine, October 21, 2008 [with Prof. Margery Irvine, University of Maine]
  • Symposium on Marianne Moore’s poetics, English Department, University of Maine, October 16, 2008
  • Tina Darragh, conversation on Language Poetry, English Department, University of Maine, January 26, 2007
  • Carla Harryman, conversation on hybrid textuality in innovative women’s writing, English Department, University of Maine, February 23, 2006
  • Karen Mac Cormack, conversation on hybrid textuality in innovative women’s writing, English Department, University of Maine, March 25, 2004

Co-Organizer: poetry readings

  • James Wagner, New Writing Series, English Department, University of Maine, March 31, 2011  [with Prof. Steve Evans]
  • Claudia Rankine, New Writing Series, English Department, University of Maine, March 25, 2009 [with Prof. Steve Evans]
  • Tina Darragh, New Writing Series, English Department, University of Maine, January 25, 2007  [with Prof. Steve Evans]
  • Carla Harryman, New Writing Series, English Department, University of Maine, February 23, 2006 [with Prof. Steve Evans]
  • Karen McCormack, New Writing Series, English Department, University of Maine, March 25, 2004 [with Prof. Steve Evans]

Conference organizer

  • Poetry of the 1980s, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, 2011-2012
  • Conference Organizer, Graduate Conference in Marxist Studies, University at Buffalo, 1995

Conference Steering Committee

  • Poetry of the 1980s, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, 2011-2012
  • Poetry of the 1970s, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, 2007-2008
  • Poetry of the 1940s, National Poetry Foundation, University of Maine at Orono, 2003-2004

 Panel Organizer

“Circumlocutions, Divergences, and Misrecognitions: Degrees of Oppositional Rhetoric,” Structures of Innovation: Modernist Studies Association international conference, University at Buffalo, October 6-9 2011

Panel Chair

  • “The Eros of Innovation,” panel organized by Prof. Jean Heuvig (University of Washington), Structures of Innovation: Modernist Studies Association international conference, University at Buffalo, October 6-9 2011
  • “Slippery Signifiers,” panel on Paul Valery, James Joyce, and the Futurist Aesthetics. Graduate Symposium, English Department, University of Maine, April 30, 2011
  • “Strange Visions: Versions of the Visual in Contemporary Women’s Cross-Genre Poetry,” panel organized by Prof. Laura Hinton (City College of New York), Lifting Belly High: A Conference on Women’s Poetry since 1900, Duquesne University, September 11-15, 2008
  • Plenary Poetry Reading by Nicole Brossard, Poetry of the 1970s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2008
  • “Language Poetry and Theory,” Poetry of the 1970s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2008
  • “New Narrative, New Sentence, New Left,” Poetry of the 1970s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2008
  • “Erotics, Embodiment, Negation,” Poetry of the 1970s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2008
  • Plenary Poetry Reading by Lyn Hejinian, Poetries of the 1940s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2004
  • “Gwendolyn Brooks, Poetry and Prose,” Poetries of the 1940s, National Poetry Foundation International Conference, University of Maine, Orono, June 2004

Respondent

  • Post-production panel of A River Runs Around It, a play by Native American playwright Maulian Dana, The Cyrus Pavilion Theater, University of Maine, January 20, 2012
  • Seminar on Modernism and Politics, Modernist Studies Association International Conference, Birmingham, U.K., September 2003

Reader and reviewer

  • Paideuma (2008-present)
  • Columbia University Press, Jennifer Scappettone’s book manuscript, Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice, March 2012
  • Modern Philology (Spring 2010)
  • Literature, Interpretation, Theory (Spring 2010)

Professional Activity

Professional Associations

  • Modern Language Association, 1995-present
  • Modernist Studies Association, 2003-present
  • American Literature Association, 2007-2008
  • Association for the Studies of Narrative, 2002-2005
  • International Students Committee, English Department, University at Buffalo, 1995-1997

University of Maine

  • Editorial Collective, Paideuma, National Poetry Foundation
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Women’s Studies Committee, Spring 2012
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Representative, Faculty Senate, Fall 2004-Spring 2008
  • Service and Outreach Committee, Faculty Senate, Fall 2007-Spring 2008
  • Committee on Committees, Faculty Senate, Fall 2004-Spring 2008

Department of English

  • Peers Committee, 2008-present
  • Policy Advisory Committee, Fall 2003-Spring 2004; Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • Chair, Speakers and Special Events Committee, Fall 2005-Spring 2006; Fall 2008-Spring 2011
  • Graduate Studies Committee, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • Master Exams Committee, Fall 2002-Spring 2006, Fall 2008-Spring 2009, Fall 2011-Spring 2012
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee, Fall 2002-Spring 2003
  • Core Curriculum Committee, Undergraduate Studies, Fall 2004-present
  • ENG 212 Curriculum Committee, Spring 2011-Spring 2012

Graduate Research

Committee Chair

Mark Tabone, Politics and Phenomenology of Embodiment in Adrienne Kennedy, Claudia Rankine, and Nicole Brossard, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2009

Committee Member

  • Richard Owens, To Shrink the Confines: Charles Olson, Edward Dorn and J.H. Prynne, Ph.D. Dissertation, Poetics Program, English Department, University at Buffalo, Spring 2012
  • Matthew Kingston, (Re)Inventing the Novel: Examining the Use of Image and Text in the Twentieth-Century Novel, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2008
  • Angela Januzzi, The Twentieth-century American Canon: Faulkner vs Ferber, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2007
  • Monica Fauble, Temporality, Subjectivity, and the Gaze in the Early Writings of Mina Loy, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2007
  • Kevin Davies, Paraphernalia: Four Poems in Seven Drafts M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2006
  • Brian Carpenter, “A Marvelously Big Stone”: Geological Objects and Mythological Experience in the Writing on Charles Olson, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Spring 2005
  • John Hyland, Postcards from Jakarta, M.A. Thesis, English Department, University of Maine, Fall 2003

Directed Research and Mentoring

  • Tyler Babbie, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, “Participatory Shock and Nonsense in Italian Futurism,” paper presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 2012
  • Ryan Roderick, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, “Theorizing a Relationship between Theory, Art, and Community,” paper presented at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 2012
  • Alison Fraser, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, “‘Estranged Interlacing’: Pregnant Identity in Claudia Rankine’s Plot,” Spring 2010
  • Rebecca Griffin, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, “Lorine Niedecker, and Regionalist Poetics, Spring 2009
  • Mark Tabone, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, Gender Theory, Poetics and Narrative Theory, Fall 2008 and Spring 2009
  • Malgorzata Myk, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, “Toward a Poetics of the Embodied Outside: Nomadism, Corporeality, and Feminism in Nicole Brossard’s Mécanique Jongleuse,” paper presented at Poetry of the 1970s Conference, June 2008
  • Malgorzata Myk, M.A. Program, English Department, University of Maine, independent study on Virginia Woolf, Spring 2008. Published article: “‘Let Rhoda Speak Again’: Identity, Uncertainty, and Authority in Virginia Woolf’s The Waves.” Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 1 (2011): 106-122.

Undergraduate Research

Committee Chair

  • Alyssa McCluskey, Honors Thesis, Narrator’s Function and the Blending of Dialogue and Stream of Consciousness in Virginia Woolf’s Novels “To The Lighthouse” and “Between the Acts” (Research and Scholarship), Spring 2012
  • Margaret Booker, Honors Thesis, Turning Memoir into Auto-Ethnography: A Writer’s Journey (Research and Scholarship, Creative Writing Non-fiction), Spring 2009
  • Alyssa Franzosa, Honors Thesis, ‘Are We There Yet?’ A Study and an Attempt at Memory-Writing (Research and Scholarship, Creative Writing Non-fiction), Spring 2008
  • Jason Morse, Honors Thesis, Dialectic Image of William Carlos William (Research and Scholarship), Spring 2003

Committee Member

  • Karin Bard, Honors Thesis, Immigration, Emigration, and Interculturality (Research and Translation), Spring 2012
  • Alisa Rhodes, Honors Thesis, “Grammar Class”: A translation of Juan de la Cruz’s “Curso de Gramatica” (Research and Translation), Spring 2011
  • Indigo Curtis, Honors Thesis, Attempts (Creative Writing), Spring 2011
  • William Wood, Honors Thesis, A Novelette (Creative Writing), Spring 2011
  • Jeremy Swift, Honors Thesis, Virgil’s Inferno: How a Pagan Poet Created a Christian Hell (Research, Scholarship, and Translation), Fall 2010
  • Jane Hunt, Honors Thesis, Homosociality and Gender Subversion in Lady Audley’s “Secret” and “The Woman in White” (Research and Scholarship), Spring 2010
  • Venice Lombardo, Honors Thesis, Duchamp’s Art (Research and Scholarship), Spring 2010
  • Ian Sprague, Honors Thesis, Humans, Golems, and God: A Collection of Short Stories (Creative Writing), Spring 2009
  • Mary Lattari, Honors Thesis, Space in the Soup (Creative Writing), Spring 2009
  • Paige Mitchell, Honors Thesis, On the Mouth (Creative Writing), Spring 2009
  • Richard Gower, Honors Thesis, Three Novels (Creative Writing), Spring 2008
  • Christopher Barter, Honors Thesis, No Quarter (Creative Writing), Spring 2005
  • Catherine Joyce, Through the Window (Creative Writing), Spring 2004
  • Matthew Skaves, Semiotics, Communication, and the Internet (Research and Scholarship), Spring 2003

Classes Taught

Graduate

  • ENG 649, Modern and Post-Modern American Poetry: Realist Poetics from Whitman to Language Poetry (Spring 2009)
  • ENG 649, Modern and Contemporary American Poetry: Poetry and the Politics of Representation in Twentieth-century Materialist Poetics (Spring 2007)
  • ENG 580, Topics in Poetics: Poetics of Difficulty (Spring 2011)
  • ENG 580, Topics in Poetics: Hermeneutics and Poetics (Spring 2005)
  • ENG 549, Inter-living: Gender Constitution and Narrativization of Gender (Fall 2007)
  • ENG 549, Feminist Narratology (Fall 2003)
  • ENG 529, William Carlos Williams—cotaught with Robert Creeley (Fall 2002)
  • ENG 529, Charles Olson—cotaught with Robert Creeley (Fall 2001)

Undergraduate

  • ENG 481, Thinking Otherwise: Experimental Women Writers, 1914-2005 (Spring 2006)
  • ENG 481, Memory, Identity, Transactional Selves (Spring 2004)
  • ENG 481, Modern and Contemporary Experimental Women Writers (Spring 2002)
  • ENG 471, Literature and Gender Theory (Spring 2007)
  • ENG 471, Feminist Theory: The Discourse of Femininity (Spring 2003)
  • ENG 471, Feminist Theory: Language and Gender (Spring 2001)
  • ENG 459, Contemporary British Literature: Historical Dialectics of Literary Legacies (Fall 2010)
  • ENG 459, Contemporary British Literature (Fall 2000)
  • ENG 458, British Modernism: Modernist Contexts and Narratives (Fall 2007)
  • ENG 430, European Avant-Garde Theatre (Fall 2005, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2011)
  • ENG 271, The Act of Interpretation (Spring 2004-ongoing) (core course for the major)
  • ENG 242, American Literature Survey, 1850-1980 (Spring 2002)
  • ENG 212, Persuasive and Analytical Writing (Fall 2001, Spring 2003, Fall 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Spring 2012)
  • ENG 170, Foundations of Literary Analysis (Fall 1999-Spring 2001; Spring 2006, Spring 2012) (core course for the major)

Honors College

  • HON 499, Honor Thesis (Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2012)
  • HON 498, Honors Directed Study (Fall 2008, Fall 2010, Fall 2011)
  • HON 397, Walter Benjamin, The Arcades Project (Fall 2002)
  • HON 397, Phenomenology and Semiotics of Meaning (Fall 2000)
  • HON 102, Development of Western Thought (Spring 2002)
  • HON 101, Development of Western Thought (Fall 2001)


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