The English Department Welcomes Three New Assistant Professors

The new academic year is off to a good start and the English Department is happy to introduce the three new Assistant Professors who have joined us this Fall.

Colleen Glenn ENGLColleen Glenn (PhD, U. of Kentucky ’12) teaches Film Studies, with research interests in film history, masculinity, and star studies. Her article, “Which Woody Allen?” was published in Companion to Woody Allen, eds. Peter Bailey and Sam B. Girgus (Sussex, UK: Blackwell Publishing, 2013), and she is working currently on a book, Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering, with Rebecca Bell-Metereau.

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Gary Jackson (MFA, U. of New Mexico ’08) is the author of Missing You, Metropolis (Graywolf Press, 2010), selected by Yusef Komunyakaa as the winner of the 2009 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in Fugue, Callaloo, The Laurel Review, Tin House, Phoebe, and elsewhere, and he has received fellowships from Breadloaf and Cave Canem. He teaches poetry writing.

Anton Vander ZeeAnton Vander Zee (PhD, Stanford ’12) specializes in Modern & Contemporary Poetry & Poetics and his research interests include Walt Whitman and late style. He is editor of A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (U. Iowa Press, 2011). He teaches classes in American Literature and first-year writing, serving as an Honors College Faculty Fellow and as the director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.