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ANDREW EPSTEIN, Associate Professor, Ph.D. Columbia University (2000), B.A. Haverford College, Pennsylvania (1992). Dr. Epstein is currently serving as the Associate Chair for Graduate Studies in the FSU English Department. He specializes in post-1900 American literature, with particular emphasis on poetry and American literature and culture since 1945. His research and teaching interests include modern and contemporary poetry and poetics; issues in modernism and postmodernism; theories and practice of the avant-garde; literature and culture of the Cold War and the 1960s; theories and debates about everyday life and twentieth-century writing; and experimental fiction. He is also interested in the inter-relationship between literature and other art forms, especially the visual arts and music, and in the afterlife of nineteenth-century American writing (especially Ralph Waldo Emerson and pragmatist philosophy) in post-1900 literature and culture.

He is the author of Attention Equals Life: The Pursuit of the Everyday in Contemporary Poetry and Culture (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry(Oxford University Press, 2006). He is currently working on the Cambridge Introduction to American Poetry Since 1945.

His essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including Contemporary Literature, Comparative Literature Studies, Wallace Stevens Journal, Jacket2, Journal of Modern Literature, Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Philology, Raritan, and many others, and he blogs about the New York School of poetry at Locus Solus.



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