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Dr Abram Foley

Lecturer in Literature and the Creative Industries (E&R)


Extension: 6516

Telephone: 01392 726516

Office: 249 Queen's Building (East Wing)
Office hours (Spring 2020): Wednesday10:30 - 12:30 ; Thursday 1 - 2. 

I joined Exeter in 2018 as Lecturer of Literature and the Creative Industries. My forthcoming book The Editor Function (University of Minnesota Press) shows how authors and editors ranging from Charles Olson and Nathaniel Mackey to Chris Kraus and Janice Lee use editorial work to theorize the aesthetic, medial, and political commitments of postwar writing. 

Portions of this research have appeared or are forthcoming in ASAP/Journal and Textual Practice, and I have other critical writing published in Affirmations: Of the ModernCriticism, symploke, and Twentieth-Century Literature

I am also Editor of ASAP/J, the open-access platform of the scholarly ASAP/Journal. I work closely with a group of contributing editors and a range of individual contributors. Our collective goal is to broaden and deepen critical engagement with interdisciplinary arts—literature, film, visual and plastic arts, sound arts, theatre—since 1960. 

Please feel free to contact me if you are considering postgraduate research in any of these areas:

Contemporary literature (fiction and poetry)
Publishing and editorial history and theory
Experimental media practices in post-1945 literary arts
American literature
African American literature
Book history
Media history   
History of philology