Modern Poetry and Poetics Faculty

Francisco Aragon

He directs Letras Latinas—the literary program of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Puerta del Sol (Bilingual Press) and editor of The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry (University of Arizona Press).

Jacqueline Vaught Brogan

Twentieth-century American literature and language theory; relations of poetry, politics, and ethics

Books include: Stevens and Simile: A Theory of Language; Part of the Climate: A Critical Anthology of American Cubist Poetry; Women Poets of the Americas (co-edited).  Forthcoming are "Words, War, and Women: The Critical Stages of Wallace Stevens’ Revolutionary Poetics" and a volume of poetry, Damages. Read full profile

Mary Burgess

 Late-nineteenth and twentieth-century Irish writing; modern Scottish writing

She is currently researching a new book on the break-up of Britain and modern writing. Read full profile

Stephen Fredman

Modern American poetry and poetics; poetry and performance art

Books include: Poet's Prose: The Crisis in American Verse; The Grounding of American Poetry: Charles Olson and the Emersonian Tradition; and A Menorah for Athena:  Charles Reznikoff and the Jewish Dilemmas of Objectivist Poetry, A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry (editor) and Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art.  He has also published books of poetry and translation. Read full profile

Johannes Göransson

Modernism; modern American poetry; modern Swedish poetry; translation theory

Books include: A New Quarantine Will Take My PlaceDear Ra and Pilot (Johann the Carousel Horse). Read full profile

Romana Huk

Twentieth-century British poetry and philosophy; contemporary poetries and postmodern theory/theology

Books include: Stevie Smith: Between the Lines; Contemporary British Poetry: Essays in Theory and Criticism (co-editor); and Assembling Alternatives: Reading Postmodern Poetries Transnationally (editor).  Her new book project involves transnational avant-garde aesthetics and its relationships with twentieth-century phenomenology and postmodern theology. Read full profile

Kate Marshall

Criticism & Theory, Form & Rhetoric, Media Studies

Her book project, Corridor: Media Architectures in American Fiction, is currently under review. Read full profile

John Matthias

Poetry Editor of Notre Dame Review

Books include thirteen volumes of poetry, most recently TrigonsKedging, and New Selected Poems; three volumes of translation; four edited volumes—23 Modern British PoetsIntroducing David JonesDavid Jones: Man and Poet, and Selected Works of David Jones; and a volume of critical essays, Reading Old Friends.

Joyelle McSweeney

Modern and contemporary poetry and prose, poetics, theory, media studies, translation, gender and disability studies

Books include: Nylund, the Sarcographer (hybrid novel), Flet (hybrid novel), The Commandrine and Other Poems (Poems and Play), The Red Bird (Poems). Read full profile

Orlando Menes

Poetry writing; Latino/a poetry; Caribbean poetry; translation

Books include: Furia and My Heart Flooded with Water: Selected Poems by Alfonsina Storni(translations).  Poems and translations have appeared in PloughsharesThe Antioch ReviewPrairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, New England Review, ChelseaCallalooIndiana ReviewNew Letters, and many others.  He is editor of the forthcoming The Open Light: Poets from Notre Dame, 1991-2008. Read full profile

John Sitter

Eighteenth-century poetry, poetic theory, modern American poetry, ecocritical approaches

Books include: Literary Loneliness in Mid-Eighteenth-Century EnglandArguments of Augustan Wit, and The Cambridge Introduction to Eighteenth-Century Poetry (in progress)Read full profile

Steve Tomasula

Literature as a conceptual art form, especially theory- and image-driven narrative; fiction writing

Publications include: VAS: An Opera in Flatland (novel); recent fiction in McSweeney’sThe Iowa Review, and Fiction International; recent criticism in Leonardo, Electronic Book Review, New Art Examiner, Paradoxa: Studies in World Literary Genres, and Reframing Consciousness: Art, Mind and Technology. Read full profile

Henry Weinfield

Modern poetry; poetry writing; translation; poetry and philosophy

Books include: The Music of Thought in the Poetry of George Oppen and William Bronk (2009), Without Mythologies: New and Selected Poems and Translations (2008), and a translation of and commentary on the Collected Poems of Stéphane Mallarmé (1995). Read full profile