Susan Mccabe

Professor of English
Susan Mccabe
Email Office THH 431 Office Phone (213) 821-0477

Research & Practice Areas

McCabe’s research specialties primarily lie in modernism, poetics, creative writing, gender and film studies, and psychoanalysis.

Center, Institute & Lab Affiliations

  • Gender Studies Advisory Board, Member
  • Literary, Visual & Material Culture, Member of Steering Committee
  • PhD Program in Creative Writing & Literature, Affiliated faculty
  • University of California Press, Editor for Poetry Series


Susan McCabe was born on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, has taught in Oregon and Arizona, and received her PhD at UCLA. She also taught and conducted research in her mother’s country of Sweden. She directed the PhD in Literature and Creative Writing Program (2006-2009), and has been President of the Modernist Studies Association. She is the author of four books, including two critical studies—Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss (Penn State University Press, 1994) and Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film (Cambridge University Press, 2005)—and two poetry volumes, Swirl (Red Hen Press, 2003), and Descartes’ Nightmare (winner of the Agha Shahid Ali prize and published by Utah University Press in 2008).

Her most recent book is a bi-biography of modernist poet and writer pair, An Untold Love Story: H.D. & Bryher (Oxford 2021).  It shows these somewhat overlooked modernists as making poetic, political, and cultural achievements (as queer figures, H.D. bisexual, and Bryher, proto-transgender), especially together in their “whole machine” (H.D.’s word for the psychical collaborative relationship together as secret loves).

McCabe’s new poetry book, I Woke A Lake, will be published in 2025. I Woke a Lake faces the anxieties of climate change, extinctions, and political chaos. Susan McCabe weaves together the fragile fabric of worlds imagined and lost, both palpable and present. A poem taking on Demeter’s voice articulates a central theme: she is “fed up with the cult of ugliness.” Poised between reveries and ruins, the book traverses several layers: the ice age, the excavation of the oldest female body, ancient Los Angeles before humans, and in Sweden (her mother’s home country), the three hundred and seventy-seven million old meteor-made Siljan lake, in conversation with the oldest tree alive; these channeled non-human voices, both whimsical and uncanny, animate more recent landscapes—including a fantastical modern ice hotel in a state of meltdown.

 McCabe’s research in 20th and 21st century poetry (gender studies, film, psychoanalysis)  has been a major source for her creative projects.  She works with numersous students in the PhD Creative Writing track, and has written a series “ecopoetic” reviews, some published at Los Angeles Review of Books.  Her work includes numerous articles, reviews, talks, and service to the profession. 

McCabe has received two Beinecke Fellowship at Yale to conduct research at the library’s enormous archive of H.D. and Bryher. McCabe has been awarded the Provost’s “Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and the Sciences” (2007-8) to focus upon myriad “triangles” within modernism. In Fall 2011, she was a fellow at the Academy of America in Berlin. She had a Fulbright in Lund, Sweden in 2006, and held a residential fellowship at Stanford University Center for the Humanities in 2016-2017.  She will be giving a keynote in Athens in 2024, based on her 2021 bi-biography, that is partly set in Greece where the couple traveled in 1920.



  • Ph.D. , University of California, Los Angeles
  • Tenure Track Appointments

    • Full Professor of English, University of Southern California, 12/05/2008 –
    • Director of PhD Program in Literature & Creative Writing, University of Southern California, 08/2006 – 08/2009
    • Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor, Lund University, Spring 2006
    • Associate Professor, University of Southern California, 08/01/2003 – 12/04/2008
    • Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, 01/01/1999 –
    • Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 01/01/1994 – 01/01/1999
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, 01/01/1991 – 01/01/1994
    • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Oregon, 01/01/1990 – 01/01/1991
    • Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles, 01/01/1985 – 01/01/1990

    Visiting and Temporary Appointments

    • Fulbright Scholar and Professor, Lund University, Sweden,

    Other Employment

    • Professor of English, University of Southern California, 12/05/2008
    • Director of PhD in Literature & Creative Writing, University of Southern California, 08/31/2006-08/31/2009
  • Summary Statement of Research Interests

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

    Research Keywords

    modern and contemporary poetry and poetics, creative writing, gender studies, film and visual culture, biography

  • Contracts and Grants Awarded

    • Bryher’s Europe: Weimar Culture, Resistance and Refugees: 1925-40, (The American Academy in Berlin), Susan McCabe, $20,000, Fall 2011
    • Swedish Memoir & the Detective Genre, (Fulbright), Susan McCabe, $40,000, Spring 2006
    • Hilda Doolittle Fellowship, (Yale University Beinecke Library), Susan McCabe, $6,000, Fall 2005

    USC Funding

    • Advancing Scholarshi in the Humanities & Social Sciences. Bryher: The Triangulated Desries of Modernism: The project explores Bryher’s numerous collaborations and triangles within literary and cultural modernism, establishing her as a “female husband” and redefining the very nature of collaboration., $12800, 2008-2009
  • Conference Presentations

    • “Money, Patronage & Modernism” Lecture/Seminar, Forschungscolloquium der Literatur und Kultur at J, Invited, Berlin, Spring 2012
    • Bryher & the Melancholy of Money Lecture/Seminar, Amercan Academy in Berlin, Invited, Berlin, Spring 2012
    • “Melodrama and Brokeback Mountain” , L.A. TImes Book FestivalTalk/Oral Presentation, L.A. Times Book Fair, Invited, USC, Los Angeles, Fall 2011
    • “For Love and Money: Bryher’s ‘Suicidal Generosity’ and Modernist Patronage , Modernist Studies Association 12Roundtable/Panel, MSA, Invited, Victoria, BC, Fall 2010
    • Roundtable on Writing Biography: Queer Modern Lives , Modernist Studies Association 12Roundtable/Panel, MSA, Invited, Victoria, BC, Fall 2010
    • “Modernist Queer Histories” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, ALA, Invited, San Francisco, Spring 2010
    • “New Directions in Modernist Studies” , Modern Language AssociationRoundtable/Panel, MSA, Invited, San Francisco, Fall 2008
    • “The Archive and Bryher” , Modernist Studies Association 10Seminar on “Writing Women’s Lives”, Nashville, Fall 2008
    • “‘Let’s Be Alone Together’: the Erotic Collaborations of Moore, Bryher & H.D.” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, San Francisco, Spring 2008
    • “Post-Cinematic? Cinema and the Modern” Lecture/Seminar, Invited, Massey University, New Zealand, Spring 2008
    • “Cinematic Modernism: Borderline” Talk/Oral Presentation, Garry Leonard, Invited, Toronto, Canada, Fall 2007
    • “Lyric & Cinema: Self & Experimental Crossing of Media” , Associated Writers ProgramTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, New York, Fall 2007
    • “Modernism & The Melancholy of Money” , International Association of University ProfessorsTalk/Oral Presentation, Marianne Thormalen, Invited, Lund, Sweden, Fall 2007
    • “In and Out of the Archive: Bryher & Illegitimacy” , Modernist Studies Association 8Talk/Oral Presentation, Tulsa, OK, Fall 2006
    • “Cinematic Modernism” , Invited TalkTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Lund, Sweden, Spring 2006
    • “Cinematic Modernism” , Invited TalkTalk/Oral Presentation, Invited, Linkoping Universitet, Sweden, Spring 2006
    • “Bryher’s Close-Up: from Visual Erotics to the Politics of Film” , Modernist Studies Association Talk/Oral Presentation, Chicago, Fall 2005
    • “On Borderline”: Screening and Talk , Invited TalkTalk/Oral Presentation, Small Traffic Press, College of the Arts, Invited, San Francisco, California, Spring 2005
    • “Whither Sexuality and Gender?” , Pacific Association of Modern LanguagesTalk/Oral Presentation, Steven G. Axelrod, Invited, Pepperdine University, Spring 2005
    • On “Cinematic Modernism” Talk/Oral Presentation, LIterary, Visual & Material Culture Program, USC, Invited, USC, Spring 2005
    • Seminar on “Modernism and Film” , Modernist Studies Association Seminar Leader, Vancouver, CANADA, Fall 2004
    • “The Double Life of Modernism: Race and Popular Culture in T.S. Eliot and D.W. Griffith” , Modernist Studies Association Talk/Oral Presentation, Birmingham, UK, Fall 2003
    • “Making it Now: Visualizing Experience in Modernism, Cinema and Modernity” , Modernist Studies Association Roundtable/Panel, Madison, Wisconsin, Fall 2002
    • Feminist Roundtable , Modernist Studies Association Roundtable/Panel, Susan Stanford Friedman, Invited, Univesity of WIsconsin, Madison, Fall 2002
    • “The Cosmopolitan Lyric” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, Long Beach, California, Spring 2002
    • “The Surrealist Elizabeth Bishop and Max Ernst” , Modernist Studies Association Roundtable/Panel, Houston, Fall 2001
    • “Blue Sky Laws and Poetic Indemnities: Wallace Stevens and James Merrill” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, Long Beach, California, Spring 2001
    • “William Carlos Williams and Surrealist Film” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, Cambridge, MA, Spring 2001
    • “The Cinematic Bodies of Stein, Man Ray and Chaplin” , Modernist Studies Association Roundtable/Panel, Fall 2000
    • “H.D.’s Cinematic Modernism,” Talk/Oral Presentation, Hilary Schor, Invited, Center for Feminist Research Lunch, Spring 2000
    • “H.D’s Borderline: The Avant-Garde Femme Fatale,” Talk/Oral Presentation, Steven Axelrod, Invited, University of California, Riverside, Spring 2000
    • “German Expressionist Film, H.D. and Borderline” , Modernist Studies Association 1Roundtable/Panel, Pennsylvania State College, Fall 1999
    • “Tradition and the Female Talent: H.D. and Stein” Talk/Oral Presentation, Cristanne Miller, Chair, Invited, Pomona College, Fall 1999
    • “Alchemies of Synthesis,” Barnard College, April 1999 , Women Poets: Language Meets Lyric Poetry: Innovation in Contemporary American PoetryRoundtable/Panel, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York, Spring 1999
    • “Moore’s Animal Documentaries” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, San Diego, Fall 1998
    • “No Sooner Sped Than Din”: James Merrill’s Temporal Poetics , American Literature Association SymposiumRoundtable/Panel, Los Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, Fall 1998
    • “Stevens, Bishop & Ashbery: A question of surrealist influence” , American Literature AssociationRoundtable/Panel, San Diego, Spring 1996
    • “Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil: Writing the Unameable” , American Literature Association, Symposium on Women PoetsRoundtable/Panel, Cancun, Mexico, Fall 1995
    • “Translation as Autobiography: Bishop and Mi Vida de Menina” , Modern Language AssociationRoundtable/Panel, San Diego, Fall 1994
    • “‘The Life They Cannot Have’: Dolls in Barnes’ Nightwood” , Toys and LiteratureTalk/Oral Presentation, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Fall 1993
    • “‘She Speaks Through Stone Lips’: Willa Cather’s Historical Nature” , Willa Cather Symposium, 4th AnnualRoundtable/Panel, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Spring 1990

    Other Presentations

    • Poetry Reading, Invited Reading of Poems, Boulder, Colorado, 2010-2011
    • Robert Duncan’s “The H.D. Book”, Book Launch Reading at MLA Department of English Party with UC Press, Los Angeles Public Library, 2010-2011
    • “Writing from the Unconscious”, Poetry Workshop, Los Angeles, 2009-2010
    • Poetry Reading, Reading from New Poems, Downtown, Los Angeles, 2009-2010
    • from Descartes’ Nightmare, Invited Reading & Workshop, Salt Lake City, 2008-2009
    • from Descartes’ Nightmare & Lecture on Modernist Cinema: Borderline to Hitchcock, Reading, Workshop & Lecture, Minnesota, 2008-2009
    • from Descartes’ Nightmare, Reading & Signing, Chicago, 2008-2009
    • from New Poems, Reading, USC, 2008-2009
    • from Descartes’ Night, Reading & Workshop, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 2007-2008
    • from Descartes’ Nightmare, Los Angeles Times Book Fair, UCLA, 2007-2008
    • from Descartes’ Nightmare, Launch Reading with Michelle Latiolais, Doheny Library, Feuchtwanger Rare Book Room, 2007-2008
    • from New Poems, Reading, West Hollywood Library Park, 2007-2008
    • “Oh Say Can you See The Wind from the East: Gertrude Stein and a Feminsit Is”, “Feminaissance: Talks and Performances”, Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles, 2006-2007
    • Reading from New Poems, Reading , Redlands, California, 2006-2007
    • Reading from New Poems, Reading , Downtown Los Angeles, 2006-2007
    • On Elizabeth Bishop, Lecture, Los Angeles, 2004-2005
    • Reading from Swirl, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, UCLA, 2004-2005
    • Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Los Angeles, CA, 2004-2005
    • “Bryher’s Visa for Avalon & Marianne Moore”, Reading and talk , Philidelphia, Pennsylvania , 2004-2005
    • “Swirl,” Reading and Signing, Poetry reading and signing, Los Angeles, CA, 2004-2005
    • “VIsa for Avalon”, Reading, Dutton’s Bookstore, Beverly Hills, 2004-2005
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Silverlake, Los Angeles, 2003-2004
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Venice, California, 2003-2004
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Santa Monica, CA, 2003-2004
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Doheny Library, 2003-2004
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Brentwood, California, 2003-2004
    • Reading from Swirl, Reading from Swirl, Brighton, UK, 2003-2004
  • Book

    • Mc Cabe, S. (2021). H.D. & Bryher: An Untold Love Story of Modernism. Oxford University Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S.Letters from a Fortune Teller: Book of Poems.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2009). “‘Say Can You See a Wind from the East:’ Gertrude Stein and a Feminist Is”. (Christine Wertheim, Ed.). Les Figues.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2008). Descartes’ Nightmare: A Book of Poems. (Kate Coles, Ed.). University of Utah Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2003). Swirl. Red Hen Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1994). Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss. Pennsylvania University State Press.

    Book Chapters

    • Mc Cabe, S. (2011). “How to Teach Sex in H.D.’s Poetry & Prose” for MLA Pedagogic Approaches for Teaching H.D. Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose pp. 92-99. MLA: Approaches to Teaching H.D..
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2011). “Mother Twist: Male Melodrama and Brokeback Mountain”. pp. 309-20. University of Nebraska Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2004). Introduction and Biography for Visa for Avalon. pp. p. xii-xxii; pp. 151-7. Paris Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2002). “Alice Notley’s Experimental Epic.” in We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics. pp. pp. 41-63.. University of Alabama Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2000). “A Queer Lot and the Lesbian Talent: Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein and H.D.,” in Challenging Boundaries: Literary Periodization in the United States, Spring2000. pp. pp. 62-90. University of Georgia Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1999). “Elizabeth Bishop in Brazil: Writing the Un-renamable” in Women Poets of the Americas: Toward a Pan-Amercian Gathering. pp. pp. 176-99.. University of Notre Dame.

    Book Review

    • McCabe, S. (2009). Versed by Rae Armantrout. Lana Turner. pp. 292-3.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2008). “Insane Passions: Lesbianism and Psychosis in Literature and Film,” by Christine Coffman. Studies in the Novel. pp. 371-4.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “Collaborations: Learning to Live with Gertrude Stein,” by Karin Cope. Women’s Studies. pp. pp. 377-83.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). Review of “Theory of the Image: Capitalism, Conemporary Film and Women,” by Ann Kibbey. Modernism/Modernity. pp. pp. 180-2.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “Amy Lowell, American Modern,” eds. Adrienne Munich and Melissa Bradshaw. Legacy. pp. pp. 89-90.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). Review of “Women’s Experience of Modernity: 1875-1945”. Studies in the Novel. pp. pp. 235-8.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “Women’s Experience of Modernity 1875-1945,” edited by Ann Ardis and Leslie W. Lewis. Studies in the Novel. pp. pp. 235-238.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1992). “John Gould Fletcher and Southern Modernism,” by Lucas Carpenter. Modern Literature Review. pp. pp. 958-9.


    • McCabe, S. (2011). “Bryher & Berlin: The Geographical Emotions of Modernism”. pp. 9-14. Berlin. American Academy in Berlin.
    • McCabe, S. (2010). “The British Hitchcock: Epistemologies of Nation, Gender & Detection”. (Michael Valdez Moses, Ed.). pp. 127-44. Edinburgh University Press. Modernist Cultures.
    • McCabe, S. (2009). “‘Trash & Origins’: Romanticism in the twenty-first century”. (Cal Bedient & David Lau, Ed.). pp. 251-67. Los Angeles, California. Lana Turner.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2002). “‘Facing the Wrong Way’: Elizabeth Bishop & the French Connection”. pp. 10 pages. HoW2, an experimental online journal.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1999). “‘Naming the Worst: ‘unhappy these words still stirring among’. pp. pp. 77-87.. Denver Quarterly.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “An Ecstasy of Finding Another Way of Being’: Alice Notley’s Epic Entry”. pp. pp. 273-80. Antioch Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1997). “‘Full of Tongues’: Birds, Writing and Women”. pp. pp. 111-118. Arshile.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1990). “Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘Crusoe in England'”. pp. pp. 57-9. The Explicator.

    Encyclopedia Article

    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “Elizabeth Bishop”. (Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkel, and Mary Balkun, Ed.).p.238-50. The Encyclopedia of American Poetry/Greenwood Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2001). “Marianne Moore”. (Christopher Hudson, Ed.).pp. 475-8. Fitzroy Dearborn.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2001). “Wallace Stevens’ ‘Sunday Morning'”. (Christopher Hudson, Ed.).pp. 702-4. Fitzroy Dearborn.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1997). “The Lyric” in Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson. (Jane Eberwein, Ed.). Greewood Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1997). “Poems, 1937” in Encyclopedia of Emily Dickinson. Greenwood Press.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1997). “Influences upon Modern and Contemporary Poets”. (Jane Eberwein, Ed.). Greenwood Press.

    Journal Article

    • McCabe, S. (2011). “Close Up and the Wars They Saw”. The Space Between: 1900-45. pp. 25.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2010). “‘Let’s Be Alone Together:’ Bryher and Marianne Moore’s Aesthetic-Erotic Collaboration:. Modernism/modernity. Vol. 17 (3)
    • McCabe, S. (2009). “Darwin & the Queerly Unfit: Moore, Bryher and Bishop. Twentieth Century Literature. Vol. 55 (4), pp. 547-71.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “‘To Become Something Broken’: Jorie Graham’s Overlord”. Kenyon Review/Kenyon Review. pp. p. 186-95.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Platonic Oxygen: Pieces of Epic in the AIr”. Denver Quarterly. Vol. 41 (2), pp. 65-71.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Whither Sexuality and Gender? ‘What That Sign Signifies'”. Pacific Coast Philogy. Vol. 41, pp. 26-31.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “Alice Notley’s Experimental Epic”. Interim. Vol. 23 (1), pp. pp. 32-47.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “To Be and to have: The Rise of Queer Historicism”. Gay & Lesbian Quarterly. Vol. 11 (1), pp. p.95-110.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2002). “Borderline Modernism: Paul Robeon and the Femme Fatale”. Callaloo. Vol. 25 (2), pp. pp. 640-653.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2001). “‘Delight in Dislocation’: Stein, Man Ray and Chaplin”. Modernism/Modernity. Vol. 8 (3), pp. 429-52.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2001). “Blue Sky Law and Poetic Inequivalence: Wallace Stevens and James Merrill”. The Wallace Stevens Journal. pp. pp. 52-63.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2000). “The ‘Ballet Mécanique’ of Marianne Moore’s Cinematic Modernism,” in Mosaic, June 2000. Mosauc: A journal in the Interdisciplinary Arts. pp. pp. 67-86.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “Stevens, Bishop & Ashbery: A Surrealist Lineage”. The Wallace Stevens Journal. Vol. 22 (2), pp. pp. 149-68.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1993). “Writing Loss”. American Imago: Psychoanalysis and Culture. Vol. 50 (1), pp. pp. 69-110.


    • McCabe, S. (2011). “Letters from a Fortune Teller”. pp. 150-171. Seattle Review.
    • McCabe, S. (2010). “Bright Unrest”. pp. 39-41. Los Angeles. Lana Turner.
    • McCabe, S. (2009). “Or Wend, Skull with Your Teeth Like Bright Armor”. WInning War Writers.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “The Dead That Have Spoken to Me Lately”. (Samuel Knights, Ed.). pp. pp. 18-9. Bombay Gin, a journal of the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “Sentimental Education (after Flaubert)”. (Samuel Knights, Ed.). pp. p. 20. Bombay Gin, a journal of the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “On Coffee in Canada”. (Samuel Knights, Ed.). pp. pp. 21-5. Bombay Gin, a journal of the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “Bewraythal”. (Samuel Knights, Ed.). pp. p.27. Bombay Gin, a journal of the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2007). “Swaddling”. pp. p. 26. Bombay Gin, a journal of the Naropa School of Disembodied Poetics.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Sybil”. pp. p 98. Iowa Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Descartes’ Nightmare”. pp. p.7. American Poetry Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Rimbaud at the Railway Station”. American Poetry Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Nightmare Under Red White and Blue”. pp. p. 7. American Poetry Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006). “Code Orange:”. pp. p. 7. American Poetry Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). “Because We Roll WIth Our Bones in Tears and Dialect”. pp. pp. 99-100. The Journal.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2004). “Swirl Girl”. pp. p. 50. Denver Quarterly.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2004). “Green Spectacles”. pp. pp. 48-9. Denver Quarterly.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2003). “Silver Axe in the Ninth”. pp. p. 61. Pool: Journal for the Arts.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2003). “Greeer Than Grass”. pp. pp. 62-3. Pool: Journal for the Arts.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2002). “Isis”. pp. p. 16. Washington Square.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2002). “She is Not She”. pp. pp. 69-70. Volt.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2001). “When The Shore Moved”. pp. p. 40. Barrow Street.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (2000). “Forgetful”. pp. p. 118. New York, NY. Fence.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1999). “Melancholy and Mystery of the Street”. pp. p. 40. Tuscon, Arizona. Sonora Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “There is a Dislocation”. pp. p.. Volt.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “Division”. pp. p. 37. Volt.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “Over a River Do You Hear the Water”. pp. p. 38-9. Volt.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1998). “Cezanne’s Doubt”. pp. p. 54. Colorado Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1995). “That Homer Girl”. pp. p. 60. Hayden’s Ferry Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1988). “Zen Master”. pp. pp. 78-9. The Jacaranda Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1988). “Frameless”. pp. p. 30. The Jacaranda Review.
    • Mc Cabe, S. (1988). “Circular”. pp. p. 31. The Jacaranda Review.


    • Mc Cabe, S. (2008). “Bryher’s Archive: Modernism & the Melancholy of Money”. In Marianne Thormalen, with Michael Bell (Ed.), pp. pp. 118-25.. Lund. Lund University Press.

    Broadcast Media

    • Mc Cabe, S. (2006, April, 11).Interview on Swirl. Interview on Swirl. . Los Angeles.


    • Mc Cabe, S. (2005). Introduction to Dies: A Sentence. Les Figues Press.
    • “The School of Dreams” Intermediate Poetry Workshop, English/Creative Writing, Spring 2012
    • English 620: Three Modernists: Poetry, Plays and Cinema, English, Spring 2011
    • MDA599: Surrealism and its Legacy in World Literature, Film and Visual Culture, Multidisciplinary Programs with LVMC, Spring 2011
    • Graduate Poetry Workshop: Writing the Series, English, Fall 2010
    • Introduction to Poetry, English/Creative Writing, 2008-2009
    • “Introduction to Poetry: From Shakespeare to Hip-Hop”, English, Fall 2008
    • Poetry Volume, Swirl is my first book of poems, and using experimental forms, explores female identity and ontological inquiry, drawing upon personal and cultural elements to create edgy, visual even hallucinatory, emotional landscapes, 2003-2004
    • Swedish Memoir, I continue to work on a memoir/critical monograph begun during my Fulbright in Sweden. It meditates upon my family’s history and the culture of living in a small town during World War II. My mother, who immigrated to Hollywood on the Drottingham in 1940 with her Jewish husband, received numerous letters from my grandmother, a Falun journalist., 01/01/2006
    • Biography Project (ongoing), This is the first full-length biography of Bryher (born Annie Winnifred Ellerman, 1893-1984, illegitimate daughter of a shipping magnate). She used her wealth to become an ambassador for experimental writing, to fund psychoanalysis and cinema enterprises, to support bookstores and pensioners, and to help over 105 Jews flee from Nazi Germany., 06/01/2006
    • Fund-Raising and Organizing a Multi-Media Conferen, I worked on organizing, fund-raising, inviting plenary speakers, vetting panels, creating an interdisciplinary roundtable, for the international Modernist Studies Association, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. My labor took up about 40% of my time for over a year. The conference had 650 atttendees; I raised over 20,000 in funds., 2006-2007
    • Panel Review and Selection Committee, I participated in the planning and screening for the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, Thinking Gender.,
    • Reading Series, In my capacity as CW Director of PhD I have expanded our reading series, bringing diverse writers: Stephen Yenser, Harryette Mullen, Hank Lazar, Rae Armantrout, Mary Jo Bang, Caroline Bergvall, and others., 09/01/2006-05/30/2009
    • Poetry Volume, I edited and submitted Descartes’ Nightmare, a book of poems, which was awarded the Agha Shahid Ali first prze in 2007, to be published Spring 2008. It explores the legacy of Descartes to the present, for instance linking the philosopher’s own post-war trauma with the present conflict in Iraq., 2007-2008
    • Poetry Volume, I have completed (and am revising) another collection of poems, tentatively titled FATES, to refer to a number of voices, some from myth, some from the cemetary, and some responding to war and new technologies. The book is currently in circulation.,
    • Workshop, Intensive Workshop on Poetry Writing focused on dreams and the unconscious, all-day at the Ruskin Art Club, Los Angeles., 01/09/2010
    • Long Essay, I am exploring the mystery genre, particularly what I call the “Stieg Larsson Effect”–to explore what makes his novels such a posthumous phenomenon.,
    • Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library Fellowship, Fall 2018
    • Stanford University Humanities Center Fellowship, 2016-2017
    • 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
  • Administrative Appointments

    • Director of the PhD in Creative Writing & Literature Program. Duties include monitoring the entire program, conducting meetings, recruitment, selection, advisement, attending annual Associated Writers Program conference and Chairs’ meeting, budget management, planning events and reading series., 08/31/2006 – 08/31/2009


    • Member, Gender Steering Committee, 08/30/2010 –
    • Member, I am serving on the Non-Tenure Track Review Committee for the Dean’s office., 05/15/2010 –
    • Member, Steering Committee of Graduate Certificate in Literary, Visual, Material Culture, 2007-. (Invited Rubén Gallo, Princeton University, for Talk on Freud and Mexico, November 5, 2008).I continue to serve on this important committee., 08/31/2007 –
    • Member, I served on the Provost’s Postdoctoral Fellowship committee, reading and ranking over 165 applications from diverse departments., Spring 2011
    • Co-Chair, I am a member of the newly revived Committee on Development and Implementation of University Policies; we meet on a monthly basis., 05/01/2010 – 05/15/2011
    • Member, I am an elected member of Faculty Council, attend monthly meetings as well as the Faculty Senate meetings., 09/01/2007 – 05/14/2010
    • Member, Gender Studies Core Faculty, 08/2004 – 08/2007
  • Administative Appointment

    • Modern Language Association Executive Committee, Poetry Division, 09/01/2009 – 01/04/2013
    • Active past-president to MSA, who is required to train or assist the president and to sit in on board meetings., 2007-2008
    • President of internatinal and interdisciplinary national association,
      Modernist Studies Association, sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, 2006-2007


    • Member, Modern Language Association Executive Committee (Poetry Division), 08/2008 – 08/2013

    Conferences Organized

    • Organizer, Modernist Studies Association 9, Long Beach, California, 2007-2008

    Editorships and Editorial Boards

    • Editorial Board, PAMLA, 2006-2007

    Professional Offices

    • Executive Committee Poetry Division & Delegate, MLA, 09/01/2008 – 05/30/2014
    • President, Modernist Studies Association, 08/15/2006 – 05/15/2008

    Professional Memberships

    • Associated Writers Program, 09/01/2006 –
    • American Literature Association, 09/01/1998 –
    • Modernist Studies Association, 09/01/1998 –
    • Modern Language Association, 09/01/1994 –
    • Pen West Literary Society, 2005