kupetz Joshua Kupetz
University of Michigan
Language & Literature '14
Curriculum Vitae

e-mail: jkupetz@umich.edu


Joshua Kupetz is a poet, a literary-, and cultural-critic. He has taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Dickinson College, and PSU-Altoona.

His research interests include the intersection of literature and popular culture, specifically contemporary American literature and disability theory, the history of anatomy, and the allegorical use of biform figures.


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Ph.d Program in Language & Literature, 2014 (anticipated).

Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY. M.F.A. in Writing, Poetry, May 1998.

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. B.A. in English, Cum Laude, May 1996.

Scholarly Publications

Kerouac, Jack.  On the Road: The Scroll Manuscript. Eds. Howard Cunnell, Joshua Kupetz, George Mouratidis, and Penny Vlagopoulos. New York: Penguin, 2007.

Kupetz, Joshua. “Body Matters: The Politics of Representations of Difference.” Health Studies. Ed.  Jim Hoefler. Dickinson College, 2008.

Recent Creative Publications

“Sing for Us, Gone Orpheus,” Order & Decorum, http://www.personnagesobscurs.com,

“At the Whole-Foods Store,” “Monuments,” Kaleidoscope.

“A Photo of AJ, Three Days Old,” newLeaf.

Courses Taught at CU-Boulder

  1150: First-year Writing and Rhetoric
  1250: Advanced First-year Writing and Rhetoric
  3020: Writing about the Body

Courses Taught at Dickinson College

The Beat Generation
  101: The Beat Generation
  389: Beat Fiction: Kerouac & Burroughs
  389: East Coast Beats
Literature & Cultural Studies
  SEM: Born to Run: Ideologies of "The Road"
  101: American Novels Since 1990
  101: The Dismodern Body*
  101: Misreading America
  349: Representations of Bodily Difference*
  212: Writing About Music
Poetry & Poetics
  339: Contemporary American Poetry
  339: The Craft of Poetry
  218: Creative Writing: Poetry*
  101: Word, Line, Stanza: Intro to Poetic Form
    *Indicates course with a service-learning component.

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