Category Archive: Modernism

Dec 27

“For Having Slept Much the Dead Have Grown Strong”: Emanuel Carnevali and William Carlos Williams

“For Having Slept Much the Dead Have Grown Strong”: Emanuel Carnevali and William Carlos Williams” The essay linked here was originally published in the William Carlos Williams Review vol. 30, No. 1-2, Spring-Fall 2013. 137-158.

Dec 27

Paterson: An Epic in Four or Five or Six Parts

“Paterson: An Epic in Four or Five or Six Parts” The essay linked here was published in the Cambridge Companion to William Carlos Williams. Edited by Christopher MacGowan, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2016.  

Nov 19

On Author Interviews: Masks, Unmaskings, & Masquerades

Blue masquerade mask with sequins and feather trim

[What follows is my contribution to a really fun roundtable discussion organized by Sam Cohen and Greg Erickson which focuses on artist interviews as a vehicle for cultural production. The other panelists were Greg Erickson, Jonathan Lethem, Eugen Vydrin, and Carolyn Kellogg.] In my remarks for this roundtable, I’m going to talk about two, or rather three,… Continue Reading On Author Interviews: Masks, Unmaskings, & Masquerades

Jan 11

In Honor of Sam: Remarks for MLA14 (UCLA Reception)

What follows are the remarks I made for my friend Sam at the UCLA reception at MLA in January 2014. Like many, most–perhaps even all of you in attendance, words are my craft, my life. And words fail on this occasion. What is there to say? Too much. Not enough. . . Sam See was… Continue Reading In Honor of Sam: Remarks for MLA14 (UCLA Reception)

May 06

“The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo”: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson

  The essay linked to here was originally published in The Heritages of William Carlos Williams: Points of Contact. Edited by Ian D. Copestake, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 80-100. The images above, photographs of the dust jacket of Kora in Hell, are relevant to the contents of the article. Specifically, I discuss the significance of the center… Continue Reading “The eternal bride and father—quid pro quo”: William Carlos Williams, Marcia Nardi and Paterson

Jan 13

“Dear EzzROAR,” “Dear Anthill”: Ezra Pound, George Antheil and the Complications of Patronage

 This piece was originally published in Music and Literary Modernism—Critical Essays and Comparative Studies. Edited by Robert McParland. New York: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. 66-86. I am posting it here in honor of Aaron Swartz. RIP. Dear EzzROAR Dear Anthill Templeton