Barry Ahearn

(Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1978)
email: ahearn@tulane.edu
English Department

Tulane University
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Education

The Johns Hopkins University Ph.D. 1978
The Johns Hopkins University M.A. 1975
Trinity College B.A. 1973
 

Teaching Experience

Professor -- Tulane University (as of 1 July 1998)
Associate Professor -- Tulane University (1986-1998)
Assistant Professor -- Tulane University (1982-1986)
Assistant Professor -- Manhattan College (1979-1980)

Publications: Books

Pound/Cummings: The Correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings (Michigan UP, 1996). Edition.

William Carlos Williams and Alterity: The Early Poetry (Cambridge UP, 1994).

Pound/Zukofsky: Selected Letters of Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky (New Directions, 1987). Edition.

Zukofsky’s "A": An Introduction (California UP, 1983)
 

Publications: Articles

"Zukofsky, Marxism and American Handicraft," in Upper Limit Music: The Writing of Louis Zukofsky (Alabama UP, 1997), 80-93.

"The Seer of Rutherford," in Literary Modernism and the Occult Tradition, ed. Leon Surette and Demetres P. Tryphonopoulos (Orono, Maine: National Poetry Foundation, 1996), 119-135.

"Poetry and Synthesis: The Art of Samuel Menashe," Twentieth Century Literature, 42:2 (Summer 1996), 294-308.

"The Poet as Social Worker," The William Carlos Williams Review 19:1&2 (Spring/Fall 1993), 15-32.

"Williams and H.D. or, Sour Grapes," Twentieth Century Literature 35:3 (Fall 1989), 299-309.

"An Early Schema for the Cantos" (note), Paideuma 16:1-2, 79-81.

"Report From a Distant Land" (review-essay), Parnassus (Spring-Summer 1983), 178-189.

"Two Conversations with Celia" (interview), Sagetrieb 2:1, pp. 113-131.

"Pound/Zukofsky Letters" (edited selection), Montemora 8, pp. 149-183.

"Notes on a Convocation of Disciplines," Montemora 4, pp. 251-259.

"The Adams Connection," Paideuma 7:3, 479-493.

"Origins of ‘A’," ELH 45:1, 152-176.

"A Possible Source for ‘Prufrock’," T.S. Eliot Review 2:1, 4.

Publications: Encylopedia Entries

"Active Anthology," "E. E. Cummings," and "Louis Zukofsky" forthcoming in An Ezra Pound Encyclopedia, ed. Demetres Tryphonopolous, Greenwood Press.

"Louis Zukofsky" forthcoming in A William Carlos Williams Encyclopedia, ed. Bryce Conrad and Richard Frye, Greenwood Press.

Publications: Papers Read and Panels Organized

"Why ‘Cathay’?" Eighteenth International Ezra Pound Conference, Beijing, 17 July 1999

Organized and chaired panels on "Pound’s Physics and Metaphysics" and "Pound and Williams: Parents and Children," The Modern Language Association, San Francisco, 27 and 28 December 1998

Organized and chaired panels "Pound and Nationalism I" and "Pound and Nationalism II," The Modern Language Association, Toronto, 28 and 30 December 1997

"The New, 1997 Zukofsky," The Modern Language Association, Washington, D.C.; 30 December 1996.

"Annotating the Pound/Cummings Correspondence," Association for Documentary Editing, New Orleans, La.; 27 September 1996.

"Introducing Samuel Menashe (Again)," American Poetry in the 1950s, The University of Maine at Orono, 23 June 1996.

"Language and Wreckage in H.D.’s Trilogy," American Literature Association Symposium on "Women Poets of the Americas; Cancun, Mexico; 16 Dec. 1995.

"The Pound-Cummings Correspondence," American Literature Association; Baltimore, Md.; 26 May 1995.

"Boston and the Battle for the Occult," American Studies Association; Boston, Mass.; 5 November 1993.

"The WPA and ‘A’," The First Postmodernists: American Poets of the 1930s Generation, The University of Maine at Orono; 19 June 1993.

"William Carlos Williams and Filial Obligation," Twentieth Century Literature Conference, The University of Louisville; 22 February 1991.

Publications: Reviews

"Review of Williams/Tomlinson Letters," The William Carlos Williams Review 19:1&2 (Spring/Fall 1993), 105-108.

"Review of Reading 80 Flowers," American Poetry 8, pp. 193-195.
 

Courses Taught at Tulane (since 1990)

1999 (Fall)

119-02 Freshman Writing Seminar: American Autobiography
440 Modern American Literature: Poetry

1999 (Spring)

119-03 Freshman Writing Seminar: Civil War Fiction, American Literature Survey
799 Honors Thesis: F. Scott Fitzgerald

1998 (Fall)

450 Major Authors: James and Wharton
705 Bibliography
799 Honors Thesis: F. Scott Fitzgerald

1998 (Spring)

200 Introduction to Literary Studies
500 American Literature Seminar

1997 (Fall)

778 American Literature Seminar
440 Modern American Literature: Poetry
457 Internship in Business Writing

1997 (Spring)

203 Introduction to American Literature
200 Introduction to Literary Studies
799 Independent Study: The Pound Circle

1995-96

799 Readings in American Literature
440 Modern American Literature: Poetry

1994-95

775 American Literature Seminar (Modern Epic)
705 Bibliography
457 Internship in News Writing
499 Honors Thesis

1993-94

200 Introduction to Literary Studies (both semesters)
502 Seminar in American Literature (Williams and Eliot)
457 Internship in Advertising
440 Modern American Literature: Poetry
499 Honors Thesis

1992-93

799 Independent Study: Ezra Pound
200 Introduction to Literary Studies
500 Honors Thesis
777 American Literature Seminar (Henry James)
705 Bibliography
Colloquium 304 Myths of Frankenstein

1991-92

502 American Literature Seminar (Robert Frost)
376 American Life in American Literature
202 Masterpieces of English Literature
705 Bibliography
479 American Poetry Since 1912

1990-91

502 American Literature Seminar (Literature and Spiritualism)
775 Seminar in American Literature (Modernist Poetry)
475 American Fiction to 1912

1989-90

371 Introduction to American Literature
302 Special Topics (American Autobiography)
777 American Literature Seminar (William Carlos Williams)
478 Contemporary American Literature
 

University, Faculty, Department Service (since 1986)

1998-99

Media Arts Committee
Student Judiciary Committee

1997-98

LAS Committee on Committees (Chair)
Freshman Advisor
Media Arts Committee

1996-97

English Dept. Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
English Dept. First-Year Committee
English Dept. Executive Committee
Media Arts Committee

1995-96

English Dept. Ad Hoc Committee on Freshman English
English Dept. Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility of Students
English Dept. Executive Committee
Media Arts Committee

1993-94

English Dept. Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies
English Dept. Executive Committee

1992-93

Senate Committee on Student Affairs
Honor Board

1991-92

Senate Committee on Student Affairs
Honor Board
Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Committee
Monroe Dissertation Fellowship Committee

1990-91

Committee on the Honors Program
English Dept. Director of Graduate Studies
English Dept. Executive Committee
Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Committee
Monroe Dissertation Fellowship Committee
Honors Program Committee

1989-90

English Dept. Director of Graduate Studies
Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Committee
Monroe Dissertation Fellowship Committee
Honors Program Committee

1988-89

Monroe Dissertation Fellowship Committee
English Dept. Director of Graduate Studies
Honors Program Committee

1987-88

English Dept. Director of Graduate Studies
Departmental Hiring Committee
 

Research Support from Non-University Sources

1992 National Endowment for the Humanities summer stipend for research on the correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings. $4,000

1990 National Endowment for the Humanities travel to collections grant for research on the correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings. $750

1985 American Council of Learned Societies grant-in-aid for summer research on the early poetry of William Carlos Williams. $2100
  

Honors and Awards

1997 Elected President of the Ezra Pound Society for a term of three years.

1992 Selected as member of Tulane Summer Seminar in Critical Theory, Christopher Norris director. $3500.

1989 Tulane University Committee on Research Grant-in-Aid for summer research on the correspondence of Ezra Pound and E. E. Cummings. $3000.

1985 Selected as member of NEH Summer Institute in Poetic Evaluation, New York University, directed by M. L. Rosenthal. $2500.

1983 Tulane University Committee on Research Grant-in-Aid for summer research on the correspondence of Ezra Pound and Louis Zukofsky. $3000.

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