Associate Professor; Director, British & Irish Studies at UGA
awasley@uga.edu
Office:
Park Hall 130

(Ph.D., Yale University, 2000), Associate Professor, works on twentieth-century poetry and poetics, with interests in British Modernism, postwar American literature, transatlantic literary exchange, cultural history of London, documentary film, and popular culture. He has published articles on W.H. Auden, Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, John Hollander, the modern elegy, and Star Wars in Raritan, Contemporary Literature, Wallace Stevens Journal, Symbiosis, and Slate, and was recently featured on BBC radio to discuss Auden's influence on American and British poetry. He is currently working on two books: a guide to the cultural and literary landscape of London (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming 2015), and a study of postwar American culture called Mid-Century Moderns: Hitchcock, Auden, Stravinsky. He has been Writer-in-Residence at the James Merrill House in Stonington, Conn., a Huntington Fellow, and a resident faculty member with the UGA/Oxford program, and is currently the Director of the British & Irish Studies program at the University of Georgia. Recent publications include articles in W.H. Auden in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and his first book, The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene (Princeton University Press) [Winner of 2012 SAMLA Studies Book Award, South Atlantic Modern Language Association; Choice Magazine 2011 Outstanding Academic Title; reviewed: TLS, Wall Street Journal, Times Higher Education, Wilson Quarterly, New Statesman, The Age, Modernism/Modernity].

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