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Dr Abram Foley

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

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01392 726516

Office: 249 Queen's Building (East Wing)

I joined Exeter in 2018 as Lecturer of Literature and the Creative Industries. My forthcoming book The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America (University of Minnesota Press) shows how authors and editors ranging from Charles Olson and Nathaniel Mackey to Chris Kraus and Janice Lee make editing into an explicitly creative and critical practice in the postwar US. 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

 

 

 

 

Research supervision

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
American literature
African American literature
Media history and contemporary literature
History of philology

 

 

Teaching

Modules I currently convene and co-convene:

Term 1

Publishing Contemporary Literature, year three (convener)
African American Avant-Gardes, MA (co-convener with Rob Turner)
Publishing & Power: Black and Asian Literary Networks in the UK, MA (co-convener with Kate Wallis)

Term 2

The Novel, year one (convener)
Critical and Literary Theory in a Global Context, MA (co-convener with John Bolin)

Biography

I joined Exeter in January 2018 as Lecturer of Literature and the Creative Industries. I completed my BA (2007) in English and German at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my PhD (2016) from Penn State University, after which I worked as Editorial Fellow for Dalkey Archive Press, a US-based publisher of fiction, primarily in translation. I am currently editor of ASAP/J, the open-access platform of the scholarly ASAP/Journal