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.




  • McCabe, S. Fates. Forthcoming.
  • McCabe, S. Letters from a Fortune Teller: Book of Poems. Forthcoming.
  • McCabe, S. Descartes’ Nightmare: A Book of Poems.
  • McCabe, S. Swirl.


  • McCabe, S. Bryher, Female Husband to Modernism: A Critical Biography. Forthcoming.
  • McCabe, S. (2009). “’Say Can You see a Wind from the East:’ Gertrude Stein and a Feminist Is.” Les Figues.
  • McCabe, S. (2009). Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film. Cambridge University Press.
  • McCabe, S. (1994). Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss. Pennsylvania State University Press.

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, 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