Jacqueline Brogan

Professor Emerita, English

233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Areas of study

  • American

Jacqueline Vaught Brogan’s research interests include language theory, poetics, modernism, cubism, genre construction, feminism, African-American literature, contemporary Native American literature, with particular interest in Wallace Stevens, Elizabeth Bishop, and Ernest Hemingway.  She is author of Stevens and Simile: A Theory of Language (1986); Part of the Climate: American Cubist Poetry (1991); Women Poets of the Americas:  Toward a Pan-American Gathering (1999, co-edited with Cordelia Candelaria); and The Violence Within/The Violence Without: Wallace Stevens and the Emergence of a “Revolutionary Poetics” (2003). She has published numerous articles on Wallace Stevens, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth Bishop, June Jordan, Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, and Sandra Gilbert.  In addition, she is a practicing poet, having published Damage in 2003 and most recently ta(l)king eyes, a book-length experimental poem (CHAX Press, 2009), as well as having been the featured poet for Poetry InternationalConnotationsSpring:  The E. E. Cummings Journal, and Boundary 2.  She is the recipient of numerous grants, including an NEH Fellowship and a Fulbright.  She serves on the Editorial Boards of Contemporary LiteratureTwentieth-Century Literature, and The Wallace Stevens Journal and is an Executive Board Member of the American Literature Association and the Elizabeth Bishop Society.  Brogan is currently working on a monograph entitled Troubling Formations: Gender, Genre, and Geography in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop (forthcoming, University of Georgia Press).


Degrees: B.A., M.A., Southern Methodist University; Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Research and teaching interests

Specialty: Twentieth-century American literature, language theory

Representative publications

  • "“Re-Reading Stevens and Freud.”  The Wallace Stevens Journal, forthcoming.
  • “’An Almost Illegible Scrawl’:  Elizabeth Bishop and Textual (re)Formations.”  In The New Elizabeth Bishop, ed. Thomas Travisano, Bethany Hicok, and Angus Cleghorn (University of Virginia Press, forthcoming).
  • “Narrative Strata in Sandra M. Gilbert’s Sandra M. Gilbert’s Belongings.  In Narrative Poetry, ed. Steven Schneider (Iowa City:  University of Iowa Press, forthcoming).
  • “Interview with Sandra M. Gilbert:  October 25, 2008,”  The Women’s Studies Journal 38, 4 (2009):  399-428.
  • “Stevens and the Feminine.”  In The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens.  Ed. John Serio (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2007): 180-192.
  • “Three Years:  Lessons from Hawaii” (25 poem sequence) and “Cabo Poems” (10 poem sequence) in Boundary 2.