Bill Fogarty

Bill Fogarty, Ph.D.

Education

  • Ph.D. in English from University of Oregon
  • M.F.A. in Poetry from Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • M.Phil. in Irish Literature from Trinity College, Dublin
  • B.A. in English from State University of New York at New Paltz

Research Interests

Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics in America, Britain, and Ireland; Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature; Modernism


Selected Publications

Articles/Essays

  • Forthcoming "The Rhubarbarian's Redress: Tony Harrison and the Politics of Speech." Twentieth-Century Literature
  • “Wallace Stevens in America Thinks of Himself as Thomas MacGreevy.” The Wallace Stevens Journal. 35.1 (Spring 2011): 79-97. Print.

Creative Publications

  • “A Marriage.” Skidrow Penthouse 8
  • “Heroes.” A Gathering of the Tribes 9
  • “Gossip.” NY Arts Magazine 19
  • “Trick Candles.” NY Arts Magazine 19
  • “Breaking.” Lungfull Magazine 5
  • “You Want Me?” Brooklyn Review 15
  • “Fist.” Excursus Literary Arts Journal

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • “Tunes Born of Outrage: Terrance Hayes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Lucille Clifton.” Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2019.
  • “Mortal Tongues: Lucille Clifton’s Socio-Spiritual Admonitions.” Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, February 2018.
  • “Seamus Heaney, Local Speech, and the Archive,” Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Emory University, September 2017.
  • “Local Emblems of Adversity: The Sound of Seamus Heaney’s Sense.” American Literature Association, May 2015.
  • “The Gwendolynian Tongue: Diction and Form in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, October 2014.
  • “‘Things Are Not What They Seem’: Longfellow’s Lyric Poems.” Northeast Modern Language Association, April 2014.
  • “Vitalizing the Nation: Modernism and Nationalism in the Small Magazines of the Irish Free State.” University of Oregon Graduate Research Conference, February 2012.

Awards

Sherwood Travel Award, University of Oregon, 2015

NeMLA Travel Award, Northeast Modern Language Association, 2014

Sarah Harkness Kirby Award for best graduate essay in the English Department, University of 

Oregon, Spring 2011

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18592 AML3273 Beat Lit & Mid-century Writers World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

Mid-Century American society was prosperous for some but also severely constrained by institutionalized racial segregation, McCarthyism and the red scare, and rampant sexism and sexual repression. Young American writers often positioned their work squarely against those restraints. What we now call the Beat Generation in many ways epitomized such literary repudiation. This course will examine the radical poetry and prose of seminal Beat writers such as Burroughs, Corso, Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Snyder as well as lesser-known works by women beat writers (di Prima, Jones, Waldman). We will also read key works of writers who inspired the Beats (Blake, Whitman, Williams) and follow lines to the contemporaneous literary endeavors of confessionalism, feminism, Black Arts poetry, and the New York School. We will end with Adrienne Rich’s Diving into the Wreck and Ginsberg’s The Fall of America, both winners of the 1974 National Book Award, as a capstone for the mid-century period. Throughout, we will pay attention to the legacy of the Beats and their mid-century contemporaries, locating influences in present-day culture.

19614 LIT6276 Teaching College Literature Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 06:00 PM - 07:15 PM Unavailable

LIT 6276 Teaching College Literature

What are we doing when we undertake the pedagogical challenge of teaching literature in college? This class will study a variety of responses to that question, both theoretical examinations and practical approaches. At the same time, we will work on developing and articulating our own pedagogical methodologies and philosophies. Students will observe a literature class, discuss their own classroom experiences as students, teaching assistants, and/or instructors, and present a teaching demonstration on a particular literary text, differentiating introductory and advanced levels and surveys from more specialized seminars. Students will finally produce a teaching portfolio consisting of syllabi, assignments, and activities for a literature course and a teaching philosophy that addresses issues such as diversity and inclusivity, canonical vs. nontraditional texts, and teaching difficult and controversial material. We will also practice cogent responses for interview questions about teaching, and we will share our portfolios to build a library of pedagogical resources.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90854 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 01:30 PM - 02:45 PM Unavailable

In his 1916 poem “A Pact,” Ezra Pound stages a reconciliation between himself and Walt Whitman, his so-called “pig-headed father” whom he has “detested long enough”: Pound declares, “let there be commerce between us.” This survey of American literature from 1865 to the present examines such “commerce” between the modes of writing that have come to define the modern American literary tradition. We will examine the ways Mark Twain and Henry James expanded upon the literary realism defined during Victorianism and American Romanticism, and how writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Zitkala Sa, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman took those expansions further. We will then turn our attention to the experiments of modernism and postmodernism, considering how, for instance, Moore, Williams, Hurston, McKay, Brooks, and Rich challenged our very understanding of what we might call “American realities” while insisting on the plurality of that phrase. Finally, we will read a selection of contemporary poems and short fiction to inquire into the ways that writers today continue to make and re-make American literature.

92922 AML3076 Topics in American Literature World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

AML 3079 Topics in American Literature: Twentieth-Century American Poetry

Helen Vendler has remarked, “Twentieth-century American poetry has been one of the glories of modern literature.” Indeed, the 1900s produced in America the great poems of Robert Frost, Wallace Stevens, Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath, Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds, Lucille Clifton, and Joy Harjo. These poets offer something of an emotional and aesthetic history of a tumultuous, catastrophic century that redefined the country and the world, a century punctuated by two World Wars, the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, feminism, queer liberation, globalization, and the digital revolution. We will identify the connections between the great modernist innovations of the earlier part of the century and the postmodern innovations of formalism, confessionalism, Black Arts poetry, the Beat Generation, the New York school, and the Black Mountain poets during the post-WWII period–the start of what’s often called “the American Century.” We will consider our time period as the “long twentieth century,” grounding ourselves at the beginning of the semester in the proto-modern poems of Whitman, Dickinson, and Dunbar and ending in our present moment with the post-2000 work of Tracy K. Smith, Terrance Hayes, and Danez Smith.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61122 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ World Wide Web (W) B Unavailable

In his 1916 poem “A Pact,” Ezra Pound stages a reconciliation between himself and Walt Whitman, his so-called “pig-headed father” whom he has “detested long enough”: Pound declares, “let there be commerce between us.” This survey of American literature from 1865 to the present examines such “commerce” between the modes of writing that have come to define the modern American literary tradition. We will examine the ways Mark Twain and Henry James expanded upon the literary realism defined during Victorianism and American Romanticism, and how writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Zitkala Sa, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman took those expansions further. We will then turn our attention to the experiments of modernism and postmodernism, considering how, for instance, Moore, Williams, Hurston, McKay, Brooks, and Rich challenged our very understanding of what we might call “American realities” while insisting on the plurality of that phrase. Finally, we will read a selection of contemporary poems and short fiction to inquire into the ways that writers today continue to make and re-make American literature.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11396 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W,F 01:30 PM - 02:20 PM Unavailable

In his 1916 poem “A Pact,” seminal modernist Ezra Pound stages a reconciliation between himself and Walt Whitman, his so-called “pig-headed father” whom he has “detested long enough”: Pound declares, “let there be commerce between us.” This survey of American literature from 1865 to the present examines such “commerce” between the modes of writing that have come to define the modern American literary tradition. We will examine the ways Mark Twain and Henry James expanded upon the literary realism defined during Victorianism and American Romanticism, and how writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Frank Norris, Zitkala Sa, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman took those expansions further. We will then turn our attention to the experiments of modernism and postmodernism, considering how, for instance, Moore, Williams, Faulkner, Hurston, McKay, Brooks, Hayden, Miller, Baraka, and Rich challenged our very understanding of what we might call “American realities” while insisting on the plurality of that phrase. Finally, we will read a selection of contemporary poems (Harjo, Lee, Sharif) and short fiction (Lahiri, Díaz) to inquire into the ways that writers today continue to make and re-make American literature.

20029 AML3273 Beat Lit & Mid-century Writers World Wide Web (W) Unavailable

Mid-Century American society was prosperous for some but also severely constrained by institutionalized racial segregation, McCarthyism and the red scare, and rampant sexism and sexual repression. Young American writers often positioned their work squarely against those restraints. What we now call the Beat Generation in many ways epitomized such literary repudiation. This course will examine the radical poetry and prose of seminal Beat writers such as Burroughs, Corso, Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Snyder as well as lesser-known works by women beat writers (di Prima, Jones, Waldman). We will also read key works of writers who inspired the Beats (Blake, Whitman, Williams, Duncan, Rexroth) and follow lines to the contemporaneous literary endeavors of confessionalism, Black Arts poetry, and the New York School. Throughout, we will pay attention to the legacy of the Beats and their mid-century contemporaries, locating influences in present-day culture.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
91259 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM Unavailable

In his 1916 poem “A Pact,” seminal modernist Ezra Pound stages a reconciliation between himself and Walt Whitman, his so-called “pig-headed father” whom he has “detested long enough”: Pound declares, “let there be commerce between us.” This survey of American literature from 1865 to the present examines such “commerce” between the modes of writing that have come to define the modern American literary tradition. We will examine the ways Mark Twain and Henry James expanded upon the literary realism defined during Victorianism and American Romanticism, and how writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Frank Norris, Zitkala Sa, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman took those expansions further. We will then turn our attention to the experiments of modernism and postmodernism, considering how, for instance, Moore, Williams, Faulkner, Hurston, McKay, Brooks, Hayden, Miller, Baraka, and Rich challenged our very understanding of what we might call “American realities” while insisting on the plurality of that phrase. Finally, we will read a selection of contemporary poems (Harjo, Lee, Sharif) and short fiction (Lahiri, Díaz) to inquire into the ways that writers today continue to make and re-make American literature.

91260 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM Unavailable

In his 1916 poem “A Pact,” seminal modernist Ezra Pound stages a reconciliation between himself and Walt Whitman, his so-called “pig-headed father” whom he has “detested long enough”: Pound declares, “let there be commerce between us.” This survey of American literature from 1865 to the present examines such “commerce” between the modes of writing that have come to define the modern American literary tradition. We will examine the ways Mark Twain and Henry James expanded upon the literary realism defined during Victorianism and American Romanticism, and how writers such as Charles Chesnutt, Frank Norris, Zitkala Sa, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman took those expansions further. We will then turn our attention to the experiments of modernism and postmodernism, considering how, for instance, Moore, Williams, Faulkner, Hurston, McKay, Brooks, Hayden, Miller, Baraka, and Rich challenged our very understanding of what we might call “American realities” while insisting on the plurality of that phrase. Finally, we will read a selection of contemporary poems (Harjo, Lee, Sharif) and short fiction (Lahiri, Díaz) to inquire into the ways that writers today continue to make and re-make American literature.

Updated: Oct 9, 2019