UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA


An Historiographical Analysis of Small Presses Publishing American Avant-Garde Poetry and Poetics between 1970-2000
A Research Project funded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación
FFI-2009-10786
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Manuel BRITO

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Manuel Brito was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). In 1974 he moved to La Laguna, where he studied English Studies at the Universidad de La Laguna. He runs the Zasterle series since 1989 and founded the magazine Nerter in 1999.

Some Recent Publications:
-“Aventuras y respuestas: las pequeñas revistas americanas de poesía, 1970-2000.” Estudios de Filología Inglesa. Ed. Teresa Gibert Maceda y Laura Alba Juez. Madrid: UNED, 2008. 347-358.
- “The Case of Tottel’s: Self and Editorship Venturing into American Innovative Poetry.” Op. Cit.: A Journal of Anglo-American Studies 10 (2008): 29-37.
- “Francis Scott Fitzgerald.” 100 Escritores del Siglo XX: Ámbito Internacional. Ed. Domingo Ródenas. Barcelona: Ariel, 2008. 269-278.
- “John Dos Passos.” 100 Escritores del Siglo XX: Ámbito Internacional. Ed. Domingo Ródenas. Barcelona: Ariel, 2008. 286-293.
-  “Paul Auster.” 100 Escritores del Siglo XX: Ámbito Internacional. Ed. Domingo Ródenas. Barcelona: Ariel, 2008. 653-660.
- and Matilde Martín González. “Las pequeñas revistas y la necesidad de su historiografía.” Nerter 12 (Invierno 2008-2009): 85-87.
 













Matilde MARTÍN GONZÁLEZ

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Matilde Martín was born in Tenerife (Canary Islands) and is Associate Professor of American Literature at the Universidad de La Laguna .  She has extensively written on American women poets and is currently involved in the Centro de Estudios de la Mujer at the ULL. 

Some Recent Publications:
-  “Engendering Experimental Poetry: Women Poetry Anthologies and Feminist Theories.” Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid in U.S.Narratives: Essays in Gender Borders. Heidelberg: Carl Winter, 2007. 99- 111.
- “En diálogo con la experimentación: La poesía de Bernadette Mayer.” Asparkía 18 (2007): 141-158.
 - “Publishing and Disclosing Experimentation in American Poetry: Women Representing Properly.” Approaching Cultures Through English: Diversity in Context. Ed Elizabeth Woodward. A Coruña: Universidade da Coruña, 2007. 243-252. 
-“Women Poets as Critics in American Innovative Poetry: Some Critical Publications.” Insights and Bearings. Tenerife: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de La Laguna, 2007. 331-341. 
- “Las pequeñas revistas y la necesidad de su historiografía.” Nerter 12 (2008-2009): 85-87.
- “Ursula K. Leguin.” Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2009. 363-365.
-  “Joanna Russ.” Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Literature of the United States. Santa Barbara: Greenwood, 2009. 543-544. 
- “Identity and Language in American Experimental Poetry: The Editorship Venture.” State(s) of the Art: Considering Poetry Today. Ed. Klaus Martens. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2010. 50-68.
- and Manuel Brito. “Introducción: publicar en tiempos conflictivos.” Nerter  13-14 (2009): 9-13.

Hélène AJI

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Hélène Aji was born in France and is Professor of American Literature at the Université de Paris X, Nanterre (Francia). She got her Master in American Literature at the Université Paris IV- Sorbonne in 1992, and her Doctorat Langue, littératures et cultures des pays anglophones thesis under the supervision of Jacques Darras, Université de Picardie–Jules Verne : Ezra Pound et William Carlos Williams : correspondances in 1997.

Some Recent Publications:
- Ed. and Helen M. Dennis. “Reading the Modernist Past.” European Journal of English Studies (EJES) 12.3 (December 2008). Articles by Catherine Bernard, Ruxanda Bontila, Alec Marsh, Henry Mead, Esther Sánchez-Pardo.
- Éd., Brigitte Félix, Anthony Larson and Hélène Lecossois, L’impersonnel en littérature : explorations critiques et théoriques. Rennes, Presses de l’Université de Rennes, 2008. Articles by Jane Augustine, Anne Battesti, Sylvie Bauer, Etienne Boillet, David Christoffel, Thomas Constantinesco, Jean-Michel Ganteau, François Gavillon, Hélène Guillaume, Michael Heller, Olivier Jacquemond, Reza Mir-Samii, Marie-Hélène Quéval, Christine Savinel, Ricardo Tejada, Rajeshwari Vallury.
-   “S’écrire l’histoire : Mac Low, Silliman, Watten, Goldsmith. ” Études anglaises (Numéro coordonné par Christine Savinel : La Poésie américaine contemporaine, formes et pratiques) 61.2 (avril-juin 2008) 177-191.
-  “Politique de la “ nouvelle phrase”: quel engagement pour les Language Poets?” Transatlantica 1 (2008). <http://transatlantica.revues.org/
document3733.html>.
-  “‘A poem including history’: genre épique et historicisme chez Ezra Pound et William Carlos Williams.” Désirs & débris d’épopée au XXe siècle. Ed.Saulo Neiva. Berne: Peter Lang, 2008. 149-162.

Kevin POWER

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Kevin Power was born in England. He received his Licence en Letres from the Université de Lille. He is Professor of American Literature at the Universitat d'Alacant. More recently he has been the Vice- Director of the Reina Sofía Contemporary Art Museum in Madrid.

Some Recent Publications:
- Emily Cheng: Abstraction, Cultural Layering and the Transcendent. Beijing. 2007.
- Jose Bedia: Learning, Living, Feeling amidst Cultures. México D.F: Turner, 2007. 
- “Introduction.” Art and Language. Los Angeles: Smart Art Press, 2007. 4-7.
- Juan Usle: Problems of Beauty. Santa Monica: Louver Gasllery, 2008.
- “Prologue.” Henry Erik: Intimate Stories. Santa Monica: Perceval, 2008. 3-10.
- Pessoa Song Cycle. Los Angeles: Smart Art Press, 2009. 
- La poética postmoderna norteamericana. Santiago de Chile: Universidad de Diego Portales, 2009.


Wolfgang GÖRTSCHACHER

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Wolfgang Görtschacher is an Associate Professor at the Universität Salzburg. He is the owner-director of the press Poetry Salzburg, edits the little magazine Poetry Salzburg Review, and works as translator and literary critic. Since 2007 he has been President of AAUTE (Austrian Association of University Teachers of English) and a Board Member of ESSE. Since March 2007 he has been Director of Studies at the Department of English. 

Some Recent Publications:
- “Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain”. Fiction and Literary Prizes in Great Britain. Ed. Wolfgang Görtschacher and Holger Klein.  Salzburger Beiträge zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft 5. Vienna: Praesens, 2006: 1-7.
- “Ben Okri“. British and Irish Short Fiction Writers, 1945-2000. Ed.Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm. Detroit: Gale Thomson, 2006: 298-303. (Dictionary of Literary Biography 319)
- “Drama Adaptation: James Shirley, David Garrick and The Gamester(s)”. Moderne Sprachen 50.2 (2006): 89-100.
- “Against Prejudice and Ignorance: Michael Hamburger's Celebration of German Literature in the United States.” Agenda 43.2-3 (2008): 70-84.
- “Putting the Record Straight: The Little Magazines and Literary History.” Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Thomas J. Schoenberg and, Lawrence J. Trudeau. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2008. 134-140. (Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism 194).