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Bob Perelman

Professor of English Emeritus

Bob Perelman has published over 15 volumes of poetry, most recently The Future of Memory (Roof Books) and Ten to One: Selected Poems (Wesleyan University Press). His critical work focuses on poetry and modernism. His critical books are The Marginalization of Poetry: Language Writing and Literary History (Princeton University Press) and The Trouble with Genius: Reading Pound, Joyce, Stein, and Zukofsky (University of California Press). He has edited Writing/Talks (Southern Illinois University Press), a collection of talks by poets.


Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


Amy Paeth "State Verse Culture: American Poets Laureate, 1945-2015"


Jonathan Fedors "Modern American Poetry and the Protestant Establishment"


Aliki Caloyeras "H.D.: The Politics and Poetics of the Maternal Body"



Kathy Lou Schultz "'In the Modern Vein': Afro-Modernist Poetry and Literary History"


Louis Cabri "Social Address and the Modernist Word in Louis Zukofsky, Bruce Andrews, P. Inman"


Matthew Hart "Synthetic Vernacular Poetry and Transatlantic Modernism, 1922-2002"


Lana Emad Younes "Facing the Other: A Comparative Study of Modernism in the Poetry of William Carlos Williams and the Cafeacute; Riche Circle"

Courses Taught

spring 2015

ENGL 113.301 Poetry Workshop  

fall 2014

ENGL 040.301 From GOD to NATURE  

spring 2014

fall 2013

ENGL 040.301 British Poetry 1660-1914  

spring 2012

ENGL 088.001 American Poetry  

fall 2011

spring 2011

ENGL 088.001 American Poetry  

fall 2010

ENGL 269.301 Poetry, Music, Sound  

spring 2010

fall 2009

ENGL 088.001 Modern American Poetry  
ENGL 259.301 Pound and Eliot  

spring 2009

ENGL 269.301 Poetry, Music, Sound  

spring 2008

fall 2007

ENGL 016.305 American Poetry  

spring 2007

ENGL 388.301 Topics in American Poetry  

spring 2006

ENGL 795.401 Poetics  

spring 2005

fall 2004

ENGL 795.401 History of Poetics  

spring 2004

ENGL 118.301 Advanced Poetry Writing  

fall 2003

ENGL 773.401 Modernism:  

spring 2002

ENGL 118.301 Advanced Poetry Writing  
ENGL 601.301 Proseminar  

spring 2001

fall 2000

ENGL 210.401 Modernism  

spring 2000

ENGL 100.401 Intro to Literary Study  
ENGL 113.301 Poetry Writing Workshop  

fall 1999

ENGL 790.301 Literary Forgeries  

spring 1999

ENGL 104.401 The Twentieth Century  
ENGL 270.301 Poetry and Poetics  

fall 1998

ENGL 589.301 History of Poetics  

spring 1997

ENGL 118.301 Advanced Poetry Writing  
ENGL 284.401 American Modernism  

fall 1996

fall 1995

spring 1995

ENGL 113.301 Poetry Writing Workshop