NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
WALTER BAUMANN – Pound scholar at the U. of Ulster. Besides his lifelong involvement in Ezra Pound studies, he published on J. W. Goethe, H. Broch, and M. Frisch. He has been active in the organisation of the Ezra Pound International conferences (EPICs) and since 1990 he has created a lasting photographic record documenting the history of our scholarly interaction over the years. His major work, Rose in the Steel Dust (1967) is one of the classics of Pound studies. His collected essays on Ezra Pound (first published in Paideuma) are now gathered in the volume Roses in the Steel Dust which won the society book award in 2001.
MARK BYRON – Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia. His research lies primarily in twentieth-century literature (drama, prose, poetry) with a special focus upon difficult modernist texts – often with unruly manuscript archives – and the methods required to produce comprehensive and coherent scholarly editions of such texts. Byron is editor of the online Watt: Digital Manuscript Project and of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame (2007) and author of Ezra Pound’s Eriugena (2014) for which he received the Ezra Pound Society Book Prize.
MASSIMO BACIGALUPO – Professor of American Literature at the University of Genoa, Member of the Ligurian Academy of Sciences and Letters, and former President of AISNA, the American Studies Association of Italy. He is the author of The Forméd Trace: The Later Poetry of Ezra Pound (1980), Grotta Byron: Luoghi e libri (2001), In Venice and in the Veneto with Ezra Pound (co-author, 2007), and the editor of many volumes of essays and translations, most recently America and the Mediterranean (co-editor, 2003), Ambassadors: American Studies in a Changing World (co-editor, 2006), Ezra Pound, Language and Persona (co-editor, 2008), The Politics and Poetics of Displacement: Modernism off the Beaten Track (co-editor, 2011), Ezra Pound’s Canti postumi (2002), and Posthumous Cantos (2015). He has contributed to The Modern Language Review, American Literary Scholarship, Journal of Modern Literature, Paideuma, The Paris Review, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Notes & Queries, etc. He is the editor for American literature of the multi-volume Dizionario Bompiani delle Opere (2005), and a contributor to the Oxford Companion to Italian Literature (OUP, 2002), Anglo-American Modernity and the Mediterranean (2006), T. S. Eliot and the Concept of Tradition (CUP, 2007), Wallace Stevens Across the Atlantic (Palgrave, 2008), Ezra Pound in Context (CUP, 2010), T. S. Eliot in Context (CUP 2011), Will the Modernist: Shakespeare and the European Historical Avant-Gardes (Peter Lang, 2014), Ezra Pound and London: New Perspectives (AMS, 2015). Long active as translator and organizer of poetry events and of a yearly Bloomsday celebration in Genoa, he is a member of the jury of the Lerici-Pea Poetry Prize and in this connection has prepared volumes by International Lerici-Pea Prize recipients Seamus Heaney and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In 2003, he was awarded Italy’s National Prize for Translation. Bacigalupo’s Italian edition of A Draft of XXX Cantos was published in 2012.
GREG BARNHISEL – Associate Professor of 20th century American literature, book history, and writing at Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound (2005) and Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Diplomacy (2015).
JASON M. COATS – Assistant Professor in the University College at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches modernist literature and composition. He has published articles on Pound, H.D., Eliot, Conrad, Yeats, and Auden. His current book project surveys modernist poetic sequences by Eliot, H.D., and Stevens that responded to the sudden terror of the London Blitz and the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War Two.
PAUL DEAN – Paul Dean taught for thirty-six years in independent senior and preparatory schools before retiring in 2015; his last full-time post was as Head of English at Summer Fields, Oxford. In 2016 he was an Associate Lecturer in English at Oxford Brookes University. He is a frequent contributor to the New York cultural magazine The New Criterion. In 2000, he was elected a Founding Fellow of the English Association.
PAUL SCOTT DERRICK – Senior Lecturer in American literature at the Universitat de València in Spain. Together with Norman Jope and Catherine E. Byfield, he is co-editor of The Companion to Richard Berengarten (Shearsman, 2016) and, with Viorica Patea, co-translator of Ana Blandiana’s My Native Land A4 (Bloodaxe, 2014). His critical essays, translations and poems have appeared in many print and electronic journals in Europe and the U.S.
SARAH DUNTON – received her PhD in May 2016 from the University of New Brunswick; her doctoral dissertation is entitled H.D.’s Ways of Seeing: Encountering Artworks and Practising Ekphrasis in Pursuit of the “art-dimension.” She is the recipient of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral studies, has presented papers on H.D., Pound, and Mina Loy at several international conferences, and has published articles in Paideuma (2013), and H.D. and Modernity (2014).
RHETT FORMAN – PhD Literature student at the University of Dallas, Texas where he also received his MA in English. He earned his BA from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, New Mexico and participated in the University of New Orleans’ Ezra Pound Center for Literature at Brunnenburg in 2014. His research interests include liberty in the epic and modernist American poetry.
SUSAN MCCABE – Professor of English, teaching modernist poetics, creative writing, and film; former Director of the PhD in Literature and Creative Writing, at the University of Southern California. Her publications include many essays, poems and reviews, and two critical books: Elizabeth Bishop: Her Poetics of Loss (1994), and Cinematic Modernism: Modern Poetry and Film (Cambridge University Press, 2005). She is the author of two books of poetry: Swirl, and Descartes’ Nightmare, which won the Agha Shahid Ali Prize and was published by Utah University Press. She was awarded a Fulbright to Lund, Sweden. She was the President of the Modernist Studies Association, held the H.D. Fellowship at Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and, in 2011, was a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. She delivered a keynote in Paris at the “H.D. & Modernity” conference. Currently, she is writing a dual biography, H.D. and Bryher: The Love Story of Modernism, due out from Oxford in 2018, as well as a collection of poems called Unhuman.
VIORICA PATEA − Professor of American Literature at the University of Salamanca. She has published books on the poetry of Sylvia Plath, Walt Whitman and T.S. Eliot. Her edited books include Short Story Theories (Rodopi 2012), and Modernism Revisited, co-authored with Paul Scott Derrick (Rodopi 2007). She has co-translated several books of poems by Ana Blandiana into English and Spanish, the most recent one being Octubre, noviembre, diciembre (Pre-textos 2017).
FERNANDO PÉREZ VILLALÓN – Professor of Art, Language and Literature and currently Director of the Art Department at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University. He has published several critical essays on contemporary Brazilian poetry and music, interactions between visuality, poetry, music, and comparative poetics, a collection of translations of classical Chinese poetry (Escrito en el aire. Santiago: Tácitas, 2015), the essay La imagen inquieta: Juan Downey y Raúl Ruiz en contrapunto (Viña del Mar: Catálogo, 2016) and several books of poetry and object-books. He participates in the experimental collective Orquesta de poetas (www.orquestadepoetas.cl), devoted to the exploration of interactions between music and poetry.
ROXANA PREDA − Associate Lecturer of American literature at the University of Edinburgh. She is the author of (Post)modern Ezra Pound (2001) and editor of Ezra Pound’s Economic Correspondence, 1933-1945 (2007). She currently serves as the President of the Ezra Pound Society and is senior editor of Make It New. Her current projects are Professional Attention. Ezra Pound and the Career of Modernist Criticism in collaboration with Michael Coyle (forthcoming 2017) and A Companion to Ezra Pound and the Arts. Together with Ralf Lüfter, she is co-editing the project A Companion to Ezra Pound’s Economic Thought. Her digital work in progress includes The Cantos Project, The Ezra Pound English Language Bibliography (together with Archie Henderson) and the digital Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose. In 2016, she was awarded a five-year Leverhulme fellowship for The Cantos Project.
MATTE ROBINSON − Associate Professor of English at St. Thomas University, where he teaches American Literature and Modernism. His recent work includes The Astral H.D. (Bloomsbury, 2016) and H.D.’s Hirslanden Notebooks: An Annotated Scholarly Edition, co-edited with Demetres Tryphonopoulos (ELS Editions, 2015).
DEMETRES TRYPHONOPOULOS – Professor of English and Dean at Brandon University, he is the author, editor, or co-editor of fourteen volumes. His essays have appeared in Paideuma, Journal of Modern Literature and elsewhere. He is the author of The Celestial Tradition: A Study of Ezra Pound’s “The Cantos” (WLUP, 1992), a book whose Italian version is entitled Pound e l’occulto: le radici esoteriche dei Cantos (Roma: Mediterranee, 1998). He has chapters in several collections of essays and edited or co-edited seven books, including Literary Modernism and the Occult Tradition (NPF, 1996), “I Cease Not to Yowl”: Pound’s Letters to Olivia Rossetti Agresti (U of Illinois P, 1998), William Carlos Williams and the Language of Poetry (NPF, 2002), An Ezra Pound Encyclopedia (Greenwood P, 2005), and A Critical Edition of H.D.’s Majic Ring (UP of Florida, 2009). His current projects include The Correspondence of H.L. Mencken and Ezra Pound; an MLA Approaches to Teaching Ezra Pound’s Poetry and Prose; and also an MLA Approaches to Teaching Constantine Cavafy’s Poetry. He currently serves as Secretary of the Ezra Pound Society and as Associate Editor of Paideuma: Studies in Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.