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EDUCATION

Ph.D., English Literature and joint Ph.D. in Theory and Criticism, University of Washington, 2010

M.A., English Literature, University of Washington, 2006

B.A. with Great Distinction, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, 2003

PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Assistant Professor of Literature, Lawrence Technological University, 2014-present

Full-time Lecturer, Department of English, Case Western Reserve University, 2011-14

Acting Instructor, Department of English, University of Washington, 2010-11

Teaching Assistant (Instructor of Record), Department of English, University of Washington, 2004-10

PUBLICATIONS

Books

Writing in Real Time: Emergent Poetics from Whitman to the Digital, Cambridge University Press, July 2017. Reviews in Modern Language Quarterly, Modernism/Modernity, West Coast Philology (forthcoming), and Jacket2 (forthcoming)

Robert B. Heilman: His Life in Letters, edited with Edward Alexander and Richard Dunn (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2009). Reviews in The Sewanee Review, Academic Questions, and The Key Reporter

Refereed Journal Articles

“Virtual Worlds: Hypothetical Focalization in William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!Journal of Foreign Languages and Cultures 2.1 (2018): 114-127 (invited submission)

“Spectral Affordances of the Catalogue,” Comparative Literature 70.2 (2018): 160-175

“Speaking and Making: Arendt, Stevens, and the Poetics of Public Discourse,” New Literary History 45.4 (2014): 665-85

“The Poetics of Midrash in Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Drafts,” Contemporary Literature 53.1 (2012): 114-42

“Charles Olson Keeps House: Rewriting John Smith for Contemporary America,” Journal of Modern Literature 34.1 (2010): 107-24

“‘Allow Intelligence to Survive’: Life’s Language in Williams and Tzara,” William Carlos Williams Review 28.1-2 (2008): 17-33

Chapters

“Articulating Community: Speaking and Silence in George Oppen’s ‘Of Being Numerous,’” in A Wilderness of Signs: Ethics, Beauty, and Environment after Postmodernism. Edited by Joe Jordan (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2006): 117-32

Essays and Reviews

Review of Late Arcade, Nathaniel Mackey (New Directions, 2017), Chicago Review, 2017

“Ending, Beginning,” review of recent works by Rachel Blau DuPlessis, The Volta, 2017

“The Long Poem,” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2017

“The Objectivists,” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2016

“H.D. (Hilda Doolittle,” The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism, 2016

“Detroit Poetries: Field Notes,” invited series of commentaries for Jacket2, 2015

“Envoy: Postings on the Digital Life Poem,” Jacket2, 2011

“Beverly Dahlen and the Writing of the Real,” Jacket 40, 2010

“A Conversation with Beverly Dahlen,” with Emily Beall, Jacket 40, 2010

In Progress

Articles: “Nathaniel Mackey’s Late Futurity” (invited chapter), “The Taste of Ephemeral Politics” (invited submission), review of Nathan Brown’s The Limits of Fabrication (invited review by ASAP/J), essay on forensic aesthetics in contemporary poetry

Book manuscript: The Virtual Politics of Literature

AWARDS AND HONORS

Student Recognition Award, College of Arts and Sciences, Lawrence Technological University, 2016

Baker-Nord Humanities Seminar Fellow, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, 2014

Excellence in SAGES Writing Instruction Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

Nominee, Carl F. Wittke Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Case Western Reserve University, 2012

Graduate Fellow, Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization, University of Washington, 2010

Susanna J. McMurphy Dissertation Fellowship, Department of English, University of Washington, 2010

Joseph and Yetta Blau Award for Excellence in Research, Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, 2009

Honorable Mention, Joan Webber Teaching Prize, University of Washington, 2008

SELECTED CONFERENCE ACTIVITY AND PARTICIPATION

“C.D. Wright’s Forensic Poetics,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2018

“Arendt’s Judgment and the Totality to Come,” Modern Language Association convention, New York, NY, January 2018

Seminar participant, “George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference, University of California, Berkeley, October 2017

“Boundary Conditions of the Long Poem,” roundtable participant, Modern Language Association convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

“Noir Hypotheses,” Modern Language Association convention, Philadelphia, PA, January 2017

“Writing the Future Anterior, Making the Past Conditional,” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Sacramento, CA, November 2016

“Hypothetical Focalization in Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom!” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, March 2016

“Cultural Representations of Violence: A Course Case Study,” Michigan College English Association Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, October 2015

“On Appearance: Visibility and Virtuality in Contemporary Poetry,” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference, Greenville, SC, September 2015

“Some Versions of the Polis,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2015

“Emergent Poetics: Systems, Environments, Autonomy,” Modernist Studies Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, November 2014

“Making and Speaking: Toward a Political Theory of Poetics,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, January 2014

“Revisiting Device,” Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, IL, January 2014

“Walking as Social Practice in American Urban Poetry,” Association for the Study of Arts of the Present Conference, Detroit, MI, October 2013

“Creative Space in Wallace Stevens and Hannah Arendt,” Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY, February 2013

“Messianic History in the Diasporic Life Poem,” National Poetry Foundation Conference. Orono, ME, June 2012

“Poetic Networks and Public Spheres,” Modern Language Association Convention. Seattle, WA, Panel on “Northwest Poetry and Poetics” selected as part of the MLA Presidential theme, “Language, Literature, Learning,” January 2012

“Crushing Repetition: Defamiliarization and the Catalogue in the Modern Epic,” American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, March 2011

“‘M’apping’ the Voyage: Displacement as Composition in Nathaniel Mackey’s Poetics,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference, Honolulu, HI, November 2010

“Olson’s Poetic Homelessness,” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, MA, May 2009

Invited Presentations

“The Poetics of Emergence,” English Department Colloquium Series, Case Western Reserve University, 2018

“The Catalogue as a Transhistorical Device,” Poetry and Poetics Workshop, University of Michigan, November 20, 2015

“Emergent Poetics,” graduate seminar on “Critical ‘-isms,’” Department of English, University of Michigan, April 16, 2015

“A List, not a Map,” Woodward Line Poetry Series, Scarab Club, Detroit, MI, March 18, 2015

“Hypotheses on the Modern Epic,” given during the “Poetics Ancient and Modern” roundtable, Department of Classics/Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, Case Western Reserve University, April 24, 2014

TEACHING AND ADVISING

Lawrence Technological University

“Modern Poetry”

“Literature and Technology”

“Literary Criticism, Theory, and Cultural Studies”

“The Art of the Expatriate City: Americans in Paris” (experiential learning course conducted in Paris)

“Modernism and Modernity in Paris” (experiential learning course conducted in Paris)

“Cultural Representations of Violence”

“English Composition: On Love”

“World Masterpieces II”

Advisor, B.A. in English and Communication Arts

Case Western Reserve University

“On Love” (first-year seminar)

“Cultural Representations of Violence”

“Thinking Through Literature”

Consultant, Writing Resource Center

Graduate student microseminar, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Form”

Graduate student teaching mentor

Generalist faculty advisor

University of Washington (2004-2011)

“Paradoxes of the New: British Modernism, 1900-22,” (included supervising two senior capstone projects)

“A Romance of History: American Literature, 1800-1865”

“History of Literary Criticism and Theory II”

“The Specters of American Literature”

“‘What about all this writing?’: Readings in the Twentieth Century”

“Reading Literature”

“Composition: Exposition”

UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Co-founder and co-director, “Humanity+Technology Lecture Series,” Lawrence Technological University, 2018-ongoing

Co-founder, “Idea Factory: A Monthly Symposium on Research in the

Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communications,” Lawrence Technological University, 2014-ongoing

Chair, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Communications search committee

(composition), Lawrence Technological University 2015

Chair, University Core Curriculum Committee: Composition, Lawrence Technological University, 2014

Founding Member and Organizer, Poetics Working Group, Case Western Reserve University, 2012-14

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Curriculum Consultant, Books@Work, a non-profit continuing education program, Cleveland, OH, www.booksatwork.org, 2014-ongoing

Curriculum Director, Books@Work, 2013

References available upon request.