MemberFrancesco Levato

I am a poet, translator, and digital humanist. My primary areas of specialization are poetics, digital literature, cultural and critical theory, translation, and genre studies. Recent books include Endless, Beautiful, Exact; Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug; and Creaturing (as translator). My poetry films have been performed with various composers, including Philip Glass. I founded the Chicago School of Poetics, hold an MFA in Poetry, and am working on my PhD in English Studies.

MemberEleanor Mary Boudreau

Eleanor Mary Boudreau holds a B.A. in English from Harvard College and a M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She spent four years working as a reporter for the NPR member-station in Memphis, WKNO-FM, before earning her M.F.A. in poetry at the University of Houston. She is currently a Ph.D. student at Florida State University and has worked extensively on elegy, Wilfred Owen, and Thom Gunn. She presented at a Symposium on Gunn’s work held at Berkeley in December of 2016.

MemberFrank A. Dominguez

As a medievalist, my interests are very wide ranging but principally concern: 1) the medieval survival and adaptation of classical texts, particularly those having to do with the Argonautica or the legend of Jason and Medea, 2) the fifteenth-century Spanish love lyric, elegy, and satire, 3) the Classical and Early Modern concept of adornment and beauty, and 4) humanities computing. I have published books on the medieval version of the Argonautica (The Medieval Argonautica, Studia Humanitatis, 1979), which studies how the story of Jason and Medea was received by medieval writers and used as the foundation legend of the Order of the Golden Fleece at the court of the dukes of Burgundy. I plan to round this earlier study with another book on the influence of the Order of the Golden Fleece on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature. From 1989 to 1994, I was a Fellow at the Institute for Academic Technology and worked on an electronic edition and database of the Coplas of Jorge Manrique, on the creation of a humanist’s textual workstation,  on the problems that accompany the creation of large text databases during the shift of humanities research to a computer environment, and on the early development of the Departmental webpage. I was chair of Publications for the Department of Romance Studies at UNC and its managing editor (1995-2017). In this capacity, I oversaw the publication of Hispanófila and Romance Notes. I was in charge of the NC Series in Romance Languages and Literatures (2003-2017) for which I edited about 40 volumes, and also of the “Spanish Series” of the Dictionary of Literary Biography (1999-2007) for which I oversaw 6 volumes. I have held fellowships and grants from the American Council of Learned Societies (1982) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (1982); the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of International Studies and Research (1985-87, 1987-1988, and 1993-1995); the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain’s Ministry of Culture and North American Universities (1988; 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008); the Lindau Foundation (1983-85, 1987), IBM ACIS (1986-89); IBM ACIS Project Grant (1984-1989). I also directed a National Endowment Institute on the establishment of the New World colonies (“American Encounters: New Societies in a New World,” 1992, and have served as panelist for the ACLS and National Endowment for the Humanities numerous times. I was Chair of the Department of Romance Languages from 1995 to 2003, and Assistant Chair from 1985 to 1995. I also served as Graduate Advisor from 1990 to 1995 and 2005 to 2008; have directed 21 MA Masters and 24 PhD Dissertations; and have been a member of 175 other Masters and Doctoral committees.

MemberJulie Phillips Brown

…2: American Literature Association Symposium on American Poetry
Chair & Panelist, “American Elegy, Now”: “‘Dark blue feeling’: The Temporal Erotics of Black Elegy”…

Julie Phillips Brown is a poet, critic, painter, and book artist, as well as the Founding Editor of House Mountain Review. After earning an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. at Cornell University, she served as the N.E.H. Post-Doctoral Fellow in Poetics at Emory University’s Bill and Carol Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. In both her critical and creative practices, she focuses on the intersections of 19th-21st C poetry and poetics, visual art, the history of the book and book arts, digital technology, and race, gender, and sexuality. Dr. Brown is currently completing a scholarly monograph, Tactual Poïesis: Material Translation in Contemporary Women’s Poetry, an examination of tactile innovations in contemporary women’s poetry. Her first collection of poems, The Adjacent Possible, won the 2019 Hopper Poetry Prize and will be published by Green Writers Press in 2020. Other poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in Borderlands, Columbia Poetry Review, Conjunctions, Contemporary Women’s Writing, Crab Orchard Review, Denver Quarterly, Harbor Review, The Fight & The Fiddle, interim, Jacket2, Nashville Review, The Oakland Review, Plume, Posit, Rappahannock Review, Tahoma Literary Review, Talisman, Vinyl, Yemassee, and elsewhere. She currently lives in Lexington, Virginia, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Military Institute.