CV

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Education

Ph.D., English (expected 2017)

Emory University
Dissertation: “Queer Occasions: Scene and Series in Postwar American Poetry”
Committee: Michael Moon (chair), Lynne Huffer, and Nathan Suhr-Sytsma
Examination Fields: American Poetry Since 1945; American Literature, 1850–1945; Queer Theory
Certificate in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

M.A., English and Sexual Diversity Studies (2011)

University of Toronto

B.A., Honors, English (2009)

University of British Columbia
Honors Thesis: “Poison, Curses, and Lies: Reading Practices in the Detective Fiction of Dashiell Hammett”; completed under the supervision of Adam Frank

Professional Appointments

Visiting Assistant Curator, Visiting Assistant Professor (2017–present)

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Department of English
Emory University

Awards & Fellowships

Sawyer Seminar dissertation completion fellowship (2016)

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Emory University

mellon graduate teaching fellowship (2016; declined)

Dissertation Completion Fellowship offered through Emory University

Arts and Sciences Fellowship, Emory University (2011)

Competitive award for incoming students.

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship (2009)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Publications

Reference Articles

“Joe Brainard”

American Writers Supplement XXVII.
Ed. Jay Parini. New York: Scribner, 2016.

Public Scholarship, Essays, and Reviews

“‘I Need You to Check Your Eyes’: Alex Dimitrov Gets Intimate”

Review of Together and By Ourselves by Alex Dimitrov
Los Angeles Review of Books, 17 May 2017
https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/i-need-you-to-check-your-eyes-alex-dimitrov-gets-intimate.

“Aaron Goldsman on Tommy Pico”

The Operating System, 26 April 2017
http://www.theoperatingsystem.org/6th-annual-napomo-303030-day-26-aaron-goldsman-on-tommy-pico.

Digital Projects

Networking the New American Poetry

Researcher, 2015
Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library
https://danowski.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/nnap/.

Curatorial Experience

The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation and the Counterculture, 1945–1975

Co-Curator
Schatten Gallery, Emory University
28 September 2017 – 15 May 2018.

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge: Poets on Brooklyn and Beyond

Curatorial Assistant
New York City Department of Transportation Art Program
Spring 2016 – Spring 2017

Conference Activity

Conferences Organized 

4th Annual Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference

Emory University, 24–25 January 2013

Panels Convened

“Dear reader: epistolary poetics post-1945”

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Austin, TX, 7–10 January 2016

Papers Presented

“Pedagogies of Indifference: Queer Theory, the New York School, and the Question of Commitment”

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL, 9–12 November 2017 (forthcoming)

“Curating the Beat Generation”

The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Annual Conference
Berkeley, CA, 26–29 October 2017 (forthcoming)

“‘Our Love Could Ruin the Universe’: Jack Spicer and the Ambivalence of Community”

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900
University of Louisville, 18–20 February 2016

“Postcards from Jimmy: James Schuyler and the Erotics of Description”

Post45 Graduate Student Symposium
UNC Chapel Hill, 5–6 February 2016

“On the Difficult Queerness of Agha Shahid Ali”

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Austin, TX, 7–10 January 2016

“Spicer’s Misery”

American Studies Association Annual Meeting
Toronto, 8–11 October 2015

“‘Look in My Eyes’: James Schuyler, Scenographer’”

The Futures of American Studies Institute
Dartmouth College, 22–28 June 2015

“Our Split Subject: Mad for Foucault and the Ethics of Queer Theory”

Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Toronto, 30 April 30 – 3 May 2015

“‘Count Them As They Pass’: James Schuyler and the Occasion of Elegy”

Modern Language Association Annual Convention
Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015

“Perverse Texts, Perverse Readers: Desire and the Author in The Pleasure of the Text

Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts Annual Convention
Eckerd College, 12–14 October 2014

“Once More, with Feeling: Queer History and the Erotics of Reading”

Queer Places, Practices, and Lives II
Ohio State University, 16–17 May 2014

“Lyric Particularity and the Palimpsest of New York: James Schuyler’s Backward Glance”

Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
New York University, 20–23 March 2014

“Phone Sex and Love Poems: Reading Frank O’Hara’s ‘Personism’”

Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
University of Toronto, 4–7 April 2013

“‘Dear Kenward’: James Schuyler’s Poetics of Relation”

Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference
Emory University, 24–25 January 2013

“Poems Interposed: Frank O’Hara’s Personal Poetics”

Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference
Emory University, 26–27 January 2012

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught

ENG 389. The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1985

Emory University, Department of English
Fall 2017

ENG 205. Introduction to Poetry: Cruising the Difficult

Emory University, Department of English
Fall 2015

ENG 101. Expository Writing: Engaging Television

Emory University, Department of English
Spring 2014

ENG 181. Introduction to Writing About Literature: Imagining the City

Emory University, Department of English
Fall 2013

Teaching Assistantships

ENG 256. British Literature Since 1660

Instructor of Record: Paul Kelleher
Emory University, Department of English
Spring 2013

ENg 384. Queer Theory, Literature and Film

Instructor of Record: Jonathan Goldberg
Emory University, Department of English
Fall 2012

Invited Guest Lectures

“On Curating Exhibitions with Special Collections”

ENG 780. Creating an Exhibit: Theories and Practices
Instructor: Sheila Cavanagh, Emory University
October 18, 2017 (forthcoming)

“Poetry, Madness, and the Asylum”

Health 230. Health and Humanities
Instructor: Jennifer Sarrett
March 3, 2015 (lecture given again October 22, 2015 and March 14, 2016)

Research and Editorial Experience

Fact Checker, Bunk: The True Story of Hoaxes, Hucksters, Humbug, Plagiarists, Forgeries, and Phonies

Kevin Young and Graywolf Press
2016

Research Assistant to Dr. Jonathan Goldberg

Department of English, Emory University
2014–2017

Editorial Assistant, The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry

Editor, Walter Kalaidjian
2014

Archival Assistant to Kevin Young

Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library
Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library, Emory University
2012–2016

Research Assistant to Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray

Department of English, University of British Columbia
2009

Departmental/University Service

Participant, Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar: New Scholarship on the Affects

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory University
Fall 2016–Spring 2017

Co-Organizer, Studies in Sexualities Graduate Student Conference

Emory University
2013

Participant, Post-Colonial and Minority Discourse Colloquium

Emory University
2013-Present

Member, Graduate English Advisory Committee

Emory University
2012-14

Founding Organizer, Twentieth-Century Poetry and Poetics Reading Group

Emory University
2012-2017

Coordinator, Raymond Danowski Poetry Library Reading Series

Emory University
2012-Present

Professional Memberships/Affiliations  

American Comparative Literature Association (joined 2012)
American Studies Association (joined 2015)
Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (joined 2017)
Modern Language Association (joined 2014)
Northeast Modern Language Association (joined 2014)

References

Michael Moon

Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Candler Library, Suite 128, Emory University
550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
michael.moon@emory.edu
404.727.0096

Lynne Huffer

Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Candler Library, Suite 128, Emory University
550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
lhuffer@emory.edu
404.727.0096

Nathan Suhr-Sytsma

Assistant Professor of English
N313 Callaway Center, Emory University
537 Kilgo Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
nathan.e.suhr-sytsma@emory.edu
404.727.6512

Kevin Young

Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard
New York, NY 10037
schomburgdirector@nypl.org
212.491.2263

Rosemary Magee

Director, Stuart A. Rose Manuscripts, Archives, & Rare Book Library
Rose Library, Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322
rmmagee@emory.edu
404.727.4918