Caroline Gelmi

Caroline Gelmi, PhD

Assistant Professor

English & Communication

Curriculum Vitae



Liberal Arts 337


2014Tufts UniversityPhD
2007Tufts UniversityMA
2006Boston CollegeBA


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




Online and Continuing Education Courses

A continuation of ENL 303. A survey of American writing from the Civil War to the present, with some emphasis on historical, cultural, and philosophical developments in America during the period covered.


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

See curriculum vitae for more publications

  • Caroline Gelmi (2022).
    "Vachel Lindsay and the Primitive Singing of the New Poetry"
    Journal of Modern Literature, 45
  • Caroline Gelmi (2021).
    "New Poetry's Dead Folk: Whiteness and Community in Spoon River Anthology"
    The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945
  • 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 (2020).
    Review of In Plain Sight: Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry and the Problem of Literary History, by Alexandra Socarides
    Nineteenth-Century Literature, 75, 403-406.
  • Caroline Gelmi (2014).
    “The Pleasures of Merely Circulating: Sappho and Early American Newspaper Poetry”
    Nineteenth-Century Literature, 69

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