Linda Gregerson  





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Linda Gregerson
Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor
of English Language and Literature

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109


teaching and professional experience


    2008-present      Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English

                                    University of Michigan


    2003-2008         College of Literature, Science and the Arts, University of Michigan

                                    Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor and Professor of English


    2001-2003         Department of English, University of Michigan



    1994-2001         Department of English, University of Michigan

Associate Professor


    1997-2000         Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Michigan


1991-94             Department of English, University of Michigan

William Wilhartz Assistant Professor of English


1987-91             Department of English, University of Michigan

Assistant Professor


1985-87             Literature Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



1985-86             Creative Writing Program, Department of English, Boston University

Visiting Assistant Professor


1982-87             The Atlantic Monthly

Staff Editor (poetry)


1982-86             The Atlantic Monthly Press

Assistant Poetry Editor


1972-75             Kraken, a theater company directed by Herbert Blau

Member of the acting company.  Performances in New York, Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Minneapolis.  Residence in Oberlin and Baltimore.






    2011, 04, 02            Prague Seminars (Prague, Czechoslovakia)

    2010, 08, 04-5, 01-2 Kenyon Review Writers Conference (Gambier, Ohio)

    2012, 10, 06, 03, 00  Bread Loaf Writers Conference (Ripton, Vermont)

    2007                        Bear River Writers' Conference

    2005, 01, 1998        Warren Wilson Program for Writers (Asheville, North Carolina)

    2003                        Krakow Seminars (Krakow, Poland)

    2003                        Elliston Poet-in-Residence, University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)

    2002                        Mountain Writers Center (Portland, Oregon)

1998                        Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, Vermont)

    1998                        Lake Effect Writers Conference (Salt Lake City, Utah)

    1986                        Writers at Work Conference (Park City, Utah)


 TEACHING: Graduate and undergraduate courses on the following topics:

    Religion and Empire in the Early Modern Atlantic (cross-listed with the Department of History) (graduate)

    Women and the Word in Early Modern England (graduate)

    The Lyric Subject (graduate proseminar)

    The Sonnet (graduate)

    MFA Thesis Workshop (graduate)

    Graduate Workshop in Poetry Writing

    Split Subjects: Nation and Reformation in Early Modern Europe (cross-listed with the Department of Sociology) (graduate)

    Hybridities: Collaborative Investigations of the Verbal and the Visual Image (cross-listed with the School of Art & Design, the Institute for the Humanities and Rackham Graduate School) (graduate)

    The History Play in Early Modern England (graduate)

    The English Renaissance Epic (graduate)

    Elizabethan Culture and The Faerie Queene

    First-Year Honors Seminar: Paradise Lost

    Honors Survey: English Renaissance Literature

    Comedy on the Renaissance Stage

    Writing the Female Body: Cultural Poetics and Gender in Renaissance England

    Stuart Tragedy


    Contemporary Poetry (graduate and undergraduate)

    Incontinent Women and the Renaissance Stage

    Contemporary American Women Poets

    Great English Books I: Medieval and Renaissance Literature

    Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetry and Prose Fiction

    Introduction to Poetry

    Shakespeare's Plays

    Violence and the Stage: Elizabeth's Last Decade

    Medieval Narrative

    Poetry, Loss, and Mourning

    Seminar on Contemporary Fiction

    Aftermath of Empire: Contemporary British and Commonwealth Literature

Directorial and advisory work on PhD and MFA theses in the following subject areas: Renaissance poetry; Renaissance drama; classical, Renaissance, and eighteenth-century epic; early modern culture and the stage; theatre history; early modern rhetoric; Victorian and high modernist poetry; creative writing (poetry).



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