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July 17, 2012

English Department Welcomes New Head

Professor Karen J. Ford has recently taken the reins of the Department as the new Department Head.  An accomplished and awarded scholar of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American poetry and poetics, Professor Ford’s scholarship focuses on the politics of literary form–how writers employ poetic forms for social and political purposes.  (more…)

June 18, 2012

Split-Gut Song

Author:  Karen J. Ford

Karen Jackson Ford’s  Split-Gut Song: Jean Toomer and the Poetics of Modernity investigates how Toomer and other modernist writers equated certain poetic forms with specific racial or national identities.

Gender and the Poetics of Excess

Author:  Karen J. Ford
Karen Jackson Ford’s Gender and the Poetics of Excess explores the extravagant writing styles of American women poets who simultaneously parody the stereotype of the gabby female and demand a place for their words in a literary tradition that is inhospitable to women writers.