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Department of English Language and Literature

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Brian Glavey

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of English Language and Literature

Phone Number: (803) 576-5535
Office: HUO 500


PhD, University of Virginia, 2007

Areas of Specialization 

   Twentieth-century American literature
   Modernism and the avant-garde
   Contemporary Poetry
   Gender studies and queer theory

Recently Taught Courses 

ENGL 287    American Literature

ENGL 385    Modernism

ENGL 388    History of Theory and Criticism

ENGL 840   Queer Theory and Affect
ENGL 841   The Social Life of Post-War American Poetry
SCHC 350K  The Avant-Garde

Current Research Projects 

I am currently at work on a book on postwar and contemporary American poetry entitled "The Poetics of Oversharing.”

Selected Publications 


   The Wallflower Avant-Garde: Modernism, Sexuality, and Queer Ekphrasis
(Oxford 2016)

   “Friending Joe Brainard,” Criticism (forthcoming).
   “The Turing Test and Other Love Songs,” in The Year’s Work in Nerds, Wonks, and Neocons, edited by Jonathan P. Eburne and Benjamin Schreier (Indiana University Press, 2017).
   “The Friendly Way: Crafting Community in Joe Brainard’s Poetry,” The Aesthetic of Joe Brainard, edited by Yasmine Shamma (Edinburgh University Press, forthcoming 2018).
    "Modernity and Other Nocturnal Distempers,” Modernism/Modernity Print Plus (October 2016).
   "Dazzling Estrangement: Modernism, Queer Ekphrasis and the Spatial Form of Nightwood." PMLA 124.3 (May 2009).
   "Frank O'Hara Nude with Boots: Queer Ekphrasis and the Statuesque Poet." American Literature 79.4 (2007): 781-806.

   “Leo Bersani and the Universe,” Criticism 52.2 (2010).
   "Reading Late Ashbery." Criticism 50.3 (Summer 2009).

Recent Presentations 

   “Frank O’Hara and the Politics of Relatability,” American Literature Association Conference. San Francis, CA. May 2016.
   “On Battiness and Being Just: Reading Late Late Ashbery.” Aging Modernisms. Indiana University. March 2016.
   “Having a Coke with You is Even More Fun than Ideology Critique.”  Modernist Studies Association Panel. November 2015.
   “Stephanie Barber’s Pop Poetics.” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference. October 2015.
   “Ambient Ekphrasis.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. Louisville, KY. February 27, 2015.
   “Sexless Misgiving.” Modernist Studies Association Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. November 8, 2014.
   “Making Nice.” Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present Conference. Detroit, MI. October 3-6, 2013.