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John Timberman Newcomb


Research Interests

American poetry, film and visual culture, theories of spatiality and urban modernity, architecture.


B.A. Davidson College, M.A., Ph.D. Duke University

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor, English

Highlighted Publications

Newcomb, J. T. (2012). How did poetry survive? The making of modern American verse. University of Illinois Press.

Newcomb, J. T. (2004). Would Poetry Disappear? American Verse and the Crisis of Modernity. Ohio State University Press.

Newcomb, J. T. (1992). Wallace Stevens and Literary Canons. University Press of Mississippi.

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Recent Publications

Newcomb, J. T. (2017). The City: Modern Poetics and Metropolitan Life. In M. W. Van Wienen (Ed.), American Literature in Transition, 1910-1920 (pp. 17-30). (American Literature in Transition). Cambridge University Press.

Newcomb, J. (2016). A Poem and the Times: Teaching “Justice Denied in Massachusetts” in Context. Modernism/modernity Print Plus, 1(1).

Newcomb, J. T. (2015). The Emergence of “The New Poetry”. In W. Kalaidjian (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry (pp. 11-22). (Cambridge Companions to Literature). Cambridge University Press.

Newcomb, J. T. (2014). Review: M.B. Hickman and J.D. McIntyre's (eds.) Rereading the New Criticism. James Joyce Quarterly, 51(2-3), 529-532.

Newcomb, J. T. (2014). The New Poetry. In D. E. Chinitz, & G. McDonald (Eds.), A Companion to Modernist Poetry (pp. 209-221). (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture; Vol. 88). Wiley-Blackwell.

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