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Phyllis Franzek

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing

Contact Information
E-mail: franzek@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1980
Office: JEF 150

 

Education

M.A. , University of Southern California
Ph.D. , University of Southern California
M.A. , University of Virginia
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Assistant Professor, English, Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey, 08/2004-05/2006  
Lecturer, English Department, California State University, Los Angeles, 09/1994-07/1998  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Twentieth/Twenty-First-Century American poetry; global contemporary poetry; Islamic influence on contemporary American poetry; Native American Tuscaroran art, mythology; Niagara Falls as an iconic force in the national imaginary, in American literature
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

""A Serious Chat with the Past: John Ashbery's "Autumn on the Thruway"", Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Western Washington U., Bellingham, Washington, Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 2007-2008   
""Ibn 'Arabi to Charles Wright: Luminous Longings and Related Matters"", Transoceanic Dialogues Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, University of California, Riverside, California, Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 2006-2007   
""Adrienne Rich's Remapping in Atlas"", The Endangered Planet in Literature, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Dogus University, Istanbul, Turkey, Dogus University, English Department, Istanbul, Tu, 2005-2006   
""Charles Wright's Half-Life: Elegiacally Inventive"", Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Assocation Annual Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Reed College, Portland, Oregon, PAMLA, 2004-2005   
""Jorie Graham's 'Imperialism' and Materialism: The Killing Gaze"", Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Scripps College, Claremont, California, PAMLA, 2003-2004   
""Elocutionary Force: Homily Handled"", Emotion and Religious Discourse Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California, Santa Clara University, 1997-1998   
""The Kalevala Revisited: John Ashbery's 'Finnish Rhapsody'"", Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed San Jose State U., San Jose, California, PAMLA, 1997-1998   
""Kate Chopin's The Awakening: Edna Pontellier's Narcissism", Kate Chopin Biannual Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Northwestern State U., Louisiana, Northwestern State University, 1990-1991   
""Keeping the Desired Distance: John Ashbery's April Galleons", Aesthetic Politics/Political Aesthetics Conference, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed UCLA, Los Angeles, California, UCLA English Department, 1990-1991   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

William S. Waddell (Ed.). (2007). "Catch if you can your country's moment": Recovery and Regeneration in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press.
 

Journal Article

Franzek, P. (2005). "Charles Wright's Half-Life: Elegiacally Inventive". Pacific Coast Philology. Vol. 40, pp. 138-157.
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

Chapter in Electronic Scholarly Book, "Catch if you can your country's moment": Recovery and Regeneration in the Poetry of Adrienne Rich, forthcoming, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008-2009   
Brochure on Conference Proceedings, Editor, Internationally distributed brochure, Technology, Scholarship, and the Humanities, New York: American Council of Learned Societies and the J. Paul Getty Trust, 1993, 1992-1993   
 
 
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