Alan Filreis has published several books on the literary politics of modern poetry, a new edition of the radical 1943 novel Tucker's People by Ira Wolfert (Illinois, 1998) an edition of Wallace Stevens's correspondence with Jose Rodriguez Feo (Secretaries of the Moon, 1986), and articles on modern poetry and painting, and the literary and cultural politics of the 1950s. Stevens and the Actual World, a literary biography of Wallace Stevens, was published by Princeton University Press in 1991. Another book, Modernism from Right to Left, was published by Cambridge University Press (1994). Filreis is currently writing a literary history of the American 1950s called The Fifties' Thirties, a study of anticommunist attacks on modern poetry. Aside from teaching modern American poetry, he has offered a series of courses on twentieth-century American decades, and another on the literature of the Holocaust. He is a winner of the Lindback and Ira Abrams Awards for Distinguished Teaching, and was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation as Pennsylvania Professor of the Year in 1999-2000. He is Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing and founder and Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House at 3805 Locust Walk. He frequently lectures on humanities computing, digital poetics, and teaching with technology. He is also Co-Director (with Charles Bernstein) of the PENNsound project, a new comprehensive archive of digital poetry.
(Source: faculty profile, University of Pennsylvania)
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