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Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff Directory

Brian Glavey

Associate Professor
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 752    Modern American Novel

ENGL 840   Queer Theory and Affect
SCHC 350K  The Avant-Garde

Professional Accolades 

Seven Society Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2007.

Current Research Projects 

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

Selected Publications 

   Queer Ekphrasis: Modernism, Sexuality, and Aesthetic Form (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

   "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 

   “No Alibi.” The Spectacle of Obscurity Panel. Modernist Studies Association Conference. Las Vegas, NV. October 18-21, 2012.
   “Queer Theory and the Avant-Garde.” Featured Speaker at the Queer Places, Practices and Lives Symposium. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. May 19, 2012.
   “Have a Nice Day: Affective Labor in The Vermont Notebook. New York School Poetry Panel. American Literature Association. Boston. May 27, 2011.
   “Friending Joe Brainard.” Panel on Commonism. Modern Language Association Conference. Los  Angeles. January 6-9, 2011.
   Invited Participant in “New Feminisms, New Modernisms” roundtable. Modernist Studies Association Conference. Victoria, BC. November 12-14.
   “Gertrude and Leo.” Reparative Reading and Form. Modernist Studies Association Conference. Victoria, BC. November 12-14.
   “The Sissy Arts.” John Ashbery in Paris. Paris, France. March 13, 2010.