Michael GolstonDirector of Undergraduate StudiesProfessor of English and Comparative Literature407 Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:Thurs. 3:00pm-5:00pm(212) 854 4707
Areas of Interest :20th-century British and American poetry and poetics; the avant-garde; modernism and postmodernism
B.A., University of New Mexico (1979); M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1989); Ph.D., Stanford University (1998). Michael Golston specializes in 20th and 21st century poetry and poetics and modern cultural history. He is especially interested in avant-garde and experimental writing, and has published articles and reviews in American Literary History, Paideuma, Textual Practice, and Modernism/Modernity. He also has essays in the collections American Modernism Across the Arts; New Definitions of Lyric: Theory, Technology, and Culture; Recovery and Transgression: Memory in American Poetry; and Postscript. He is the author of two books: Rhythm and Race in Modernist Poetry and Science (Columbia University Press, 2008, winner of the Louis Martz Prize for that year), and Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form (Columbia University Press, 2015). He was a Fellow at The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at The New York Public Library for 2009-2010. He is currently working on a book about science fiction poetics.