ProfessorEmail: alan.golding @ louisville.edu
Office Hours: Fall Term: T/Th 2:45-3:45 & by appt.
Alan Golding earned his BA from the University of Exeter and his MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. He teaches American literature and poetry and poetics of the long twentieth century. He is the author of *From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry* (1995), and of numerous essays on modernist and contemporary poetry. Current projects include *Writing the New Into History: New American Poetries from The Dial to the Digital* and “Isn’t the Avant-Garde Always Pedagogical,” a book on experimental poetics and / as pedagogy. He co-edits the Iowa Series on Contemporary North American Poetry and Synapse, a series dedicated to experimental critical approaches to poetics.
M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago
Teaching interests include American poetry, modern and contemporary American literature, history and theory of the avant-garde, poetry and politics.
Current book projects:
- (1)"Isn't the avant-garde always pedagogical": Experimental Poetics and/as Pedagogy;
- (2) Writing Into the Future: From THE DIAL to the Digital (selected essays on the history and reception of experimental American poetics).
Co-editor, Iowa Series on Contemporary North American Poetry (U of Iowa P).
Editorial boards of Contemporary Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature
Advisory board of the U of Alabama Press series on Modern and Contemporary Poetics.
From Outlaw to Classic: Canons in American Poetry (U of Wisconsin P,
1995; reprinted 1998).
Articles and Book Chapters
“From Pound to Olson: The Avant-Gardist as Pedagogue.” Ezra Pound and Education, ed. Michael Coyle and Steven Yao. (National Poetry Foundation, forthcoming 2008).
“The Dial, The Little Review, and the Dialogics of Modernism.”Little Magazines and Modernism: New Approaches. Ed. Suzanne Churchill and Adam McKible. (Ashgate Press, 2007). 65-81.
“Language Writing, Digital Poetics, and Transitional Materialities.” In New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories. Ed. Adalaide Morris and Thomas Swiss (MIT Press, 2006). 249-84.
“‘Isn’t the avant-garde always pedagogical’: Experimental Poetics and/as Pedagogy.” In Poetry and Pedagogy: The Challenge of the Contemporary. Ed. Juliana Spahr and Joan Retallack. (Palgrave / St. Martin’s, 2006.)
"American Poet-teachers and the Academy," in A Concise Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry. Ed. Stephen Fredman. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2005. 55-74.
"'What about all this writing?': Williams and Alternative Poetics," Textual Practice 18.2 (2004): 65-82.
"Authority, Marginality, England, and Ireland in the Work of Susan Howe." In Something We Have That They Don't: British and American Poetic Relations Since 1925. Ed. Steve Clark and Mark Ford. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2004. 168-81.
"Recent American Poetry Anthologies and the Idea of the 'Mainstream.' In Poetry and Contemporary Culture: The Question of Value. Ed. Jonathan Allison and Andrew Roberts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2002. 123-40.
"'Drawings with Words': Susan Howe's Visual Poetics." In "We Who 'Love To Be Astonished'": Experimental Feminist Poetics and Performance Art. Ed. Laura Hinton and Cynthia Hogue. Tuscaloosa: U of Alabama P, 2001. 152-64.