Caroline Gelmi, PhD

Assistant Professor

English & Communication

Curriculum Vitae

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Liberal Arts 305B


Education

2014Tufts UniversityPhD
2007Tufts UniversityMA
2006Boston CollegeBA

Teaching

  • American Literature, 1865-1945
  • American Poetry and Poetics
  • American Modernism
  • Literary and Critical Theory
  • Speculative Fiction

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.

A study of selected readings dealing with a special topic chosen by the instructor. Recent special topics include New England Literature, Children's Literature, the Artist in Literature, Black Music, and Black Literature. May be repeated with change of content. Cross-listed as BLS 200; LST 200.

A foundation course for all English majors, examining traditions and innovations in literature and in the study of literature in English. Students develop writing and research skills in the discipline and improve their knowledge of literary terms and forms, literary history and conventions, literary influence, and new and emerging forms and approaches. Genres studied include poetry, drama, fiction, and literary (creative) non-fiction. The course also examines key issues in the profession of literary studies, such as the development of departments of literature, canon formation, and the relationship of literary theory to literary practice.

A foundation course for all English majors, examining traditions and innovations in literature and in the study of literature in English. Students develop writing and research skills in the discipline and improve their knowledge of literary terms and forms, literary history and conventions, literary influence, and new and emerging forms and approaches. Genres studied include poetry, drama, fiction, and literary (creative) non-fiction. The course also examines key issues in the profession of literary studies, such as the development of departments of literature, canon formation, and the relationship of literary theory to literary practice.

A foundation course for English majors in the literature concentration. Introduce students to literary criticism, as well as critical thinking and writing in English Studies. Emphasis in on the application of principles and methods of literary study to selected texts, which prepares students to examine and respond to texts from a variety of critical perspectives.

A study of the 20th-century American novel including Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, West, and McCullers.

A study of major American poets of this century from Frost to Richard Wilbur.

A study of major American poets of this century from Frost to Richard Wilbur.

Research

Research Interests

  • Late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American poetry and poetics
  • Historical poetics
  • Lyric theory and modernity
  • Race and American poetry and poetics

Select publications

Caroline Gelmi (2020).
The Speaker, Photographed: Paul Laurence Dunbar's Poems of Cabin and Field
J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, 8, 67-95.

Caroline Gelmi (2014).
The Pleasures of Merely Circulating: Sappho and Early American Newspaper Poetry
Nineteenth-Century Literature, 69, 151-174.

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