The Academic Avant-Garde: Poetry and the American University


ACLS Project Development Grants




“The Academic Avant-Garde” is a study of the effects that developments in the history of literary criticism and academic work more broadly have had on the aesthetics and methodologies of experimental American poetry. Its primary argument is that the labor and discursive stylings of textual and historical analysis, often seen as incompatible with the creation of literary writing, are in fact fundamental to the work of a range of highly influential and innovative poets. This grant will facilitate the completion of the book over the course of the Fall 2020 semester.