Susan McCabe

Professor of English

Contact Information
E-mail: mccabe@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-0477
Office: THH 431


Curriculum Vitae


  •  Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles

Description of Research

Interests: Professor McCabe studies modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, creative writing, gender studies, film studies, psychoanalysis and biography.



  • Fates (Forthcoming)
  • Letters from a Fortune Teller (Forthcoming)
  • Descartes’ Nightmare (University of Utah, 2008)
  • Swirl  (Red Hen, 2003)


  • Bryher, Female Husband to Modernism: A Critical Biography (Forthcoming)
  • “’Say Can You See a Wind from the East:’ Gertrude Stein and a Feminist Is” in Feminaissance, ed. by Christine Wertheim (Les Figues, 2009).
  • Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film (Cambridge, 2009)
  • Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss (Pennsylvania State UP, 1994)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow (or Equivalent) of National Society in Discipline, American Academy in Berlin, Fall 2011
  • Mellon Award for Graduate Mentoring, 2009-2010
  • Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2008-2009
  • Agha Shahid Ali Award, First Prize for Poetry Book, for Descartes' Nightmare, Fall 2007
  • Fulbright Award, Research/Lecturer at Lund University, Sweden, Spring 2006 
  • Yale University Beinecke Library Fellowship, 2005
  • Center for Feminist Research Travel Grant, Spring 2004
  • USC Zumberge Research and Innovation Fund Award, Fall 2000
  • Outstanding Mentor Award for Gradute Students, Arizona State University, 1998-1999
  • Janalynn Bliss, Creative Writing Graduate Coordinator
  • University of Southern California
  • Department of English
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 431
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-0354