Susan Barbour, DPhil, MFA
2014 DPhil English Literature, University of Oxford
Dissertation: “Elegaic [sic] Materialism: The Art and Poetry of Susan Howe”
2003 MFA Poetry, The Johns Hopkins University
2000 BA English Literature, Dartmouth College
PROFESSIONAL ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2014-15 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Caltech & The Huntington Library, Materialities, Texts, & Images (MTI) Program
2017 The Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, CA (May 1 – July 15)
2016 The Bogliasco Foundation, Bogliasco, Italy (October 10 – November 11)
2016 The Jentel Arts Residency, Banner, WY (April 15 – May 14)
2015 The Dora Maar House/Brown Foundation, Ménerbes, France (July 1 – 30)
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
2016 Edith and Richard French Research Fellow, The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
2014 Somerville College Grant for Research at the UCSD Theodore Geisel Library
2012-14 Visiting Scholar in English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University
2012 Somerville College Grant for Research at The Beinecke Library at Yale
2012 Oxford English Faculty Grant for Research at The Beinecke Library at Yale
2013-14 Rothermere American Institute Studentship in American Literature
2010-13 Oxford Clarendon Fund Scholarship
2010-13 Somerville College Graduate Scholar in the Humanities
2008-09 James B. Reynolds Fellowship for Foreign Study
2002-03 Johns Hopkins Teaching Fellowship
1996-00 Dartmouth Endowed Scholar
1996 National Merit Scholar
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“The Origins of the Prose Captions in H.D.’s Helen in Egypt.” The Review of English Studies. Vol. 63 no. 260 (June 2012) pp. 466-490 *Shortlisted for The Review of English Studies Annual Essay Prize
“ ‘Spiritual Hyphen’: bibliography and elegy in Susan Howe’s The Midnight.” Textual Practice. Vol. XXV no. 1 (February 2011) pp. 133-55
Essays & Reviews
“Duchamp’s Long Shadow: The Secret Meaning of Tu M’.” The Los Angeles Review of Books. April 17, 2017. n.p.
“Hands-on/Hands-off.” Rev. of The Art of Collaboration: Poets, Artists, Books. Eds. Anca Cristofovici & Barbara Montefalcone. Transatlantica: revue d’études américaines. no. 1 (2016): n.p.
“Out in the Middle of Somewhere: On Being an Urban Writer at an Artist Residency in Rural Wyoming.” Catapult. August 12, 2016. n.p.
“Redefining Travel, Re-experiencing Paris.” Rev. of City Secrets Paris: The Essential Insider’s Guide. Ed. Robert Kahn. The Los Angeles Review of Books. July 15, 2015. n.p.
“Nothing in the Grand Scheme of Things.” Rev. of A partir de rien: Esthetique, poetique et politique de l'infime, by Vincent Broqua. Transatlantica: revue d'études américaines. no. 2 (2013): n.p.
“Literary Doubles: On Researching a Living Poet.” The Clarendon Chronicle. October, 2012. p. 5.
“How I Fell in Love with Wine.” Parisien Salon. May 2011. n.p.
Selected Poetry in Journals and Anthologies
“Artist & Model.” The Tiny. no. 4 (September 2017): n.p.
“Tune.” Five Dials. Vol. 33 (Summer 2014): 7.
“Insomnia.” The Paris Review. no. 200 (Spring 2012): 216.
Joining Music with Reason: An Anthology of Oxford Poets. Ed. Christopher Ricks. London: Waywiser, 2010. pp. 21-34.
“Posing” and “O’Keeffe’s Music—Pink and Blue.” The Oxonian Review of Books. (Spring 2010): n.p.
“There.” Oxford Poetry. Vol. XIII no.1 (Fall 2009): 63-4.
Hervé Tullet. Doodle Cook. London: PHAIDON, 2011.
Book Manuscripts under Review
An American Dreamer: A Poet’s Story of Wall Street [Novel]
Elegiac Materialism: The Art and Poetry of Susan Howe [Monograph]
Nude Untangling Her Hair [Poetry and drawings]
Redolence: The Poetics of Smell and the Rise of Olfactory Art [Theory]
2018 Modern Mating. The Museum of Sex. New York, NY. [forthcoming]
2018 Collaboration. Profumo: A Pairing of Chords and Accords. The Institute for Art & Olfaction. Los Angeles, CA (scented concert with composer Richard Festinger) [forthcoming]
2017-18 Group Exhibition. Doing Easy. Drawings and installation. Outposts Projects. Joshua Tree, CA.
2017 Solo Exhibition. Shhhhh…your pheromones are talking! The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Los Angeles, CA.
BIBLIOGRAPHY / PRESS
“Eat Your Smell.” Good Mythical Morning. YouTube Original Series, November 29, 2017.
Senses of Poetry. Directed by Hortense Lingjaerde and 刘珉 Liu Min “Cloud.” Los Angeles: University of Southern California, 2017.
Swan, Jennifer. “I Went to an Armpit Sniffing Class.” VICE. July 24, 2017.
Donahue, Linda. “The Wine Poet of Paris.” Interview. Parisien Salon. February, 2009.
UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013 College Tutor, Merton College, University of Oxford, U.K., “Introduction to Literature” (First year seminar and writing tutorial)
2010 Instructor of Record, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, “Critical Thinking in Global Contexts” (First year seminar in English)
2002-03 Instructor of Record, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, “Advanced Expository Writing” (First year writing workshop)
Other Teaching Experience
2009-17 Private Writing Tutor
2005-06 English Language Teaching Assistant, The French Embassy, Lyon, France
2001-02 English Language Teacher, GEOS Language School, Wakayama, Japan
2000 Cambridge CELTA ESL certificate, Embassy CES, New York, NY, High Pass
CONFERENCES, PAPERS & READINGS
2015 “Looking at Language: the Materialized Word.” One-day plenary workshop hosted by the Materialities, Texts, and Images (MTI) Program. Caltech. Pasadena, CA
Invited Papers & Readings
2018 “Nude Untangling Her Hair: The Lyric Logic of the Drawing Studio.” College Art Association Annual Conference. Los Angeles, CA
2017 “Pheromones: The Emperor’s New Clothes?” The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Los Angeles, CA
2016 Fiction and Poetry Reading. Jentel Artist Residency. Banner, WY
2015 “Nominalism and Realism: Susan Howe’s Turn to Document.” The Huntington Library. San Marino, CA
2015 Fiction and Poetry Reading. The Dora Maar House. Ménerbes, FRANCE
2013 Fiction and Poetry Reading. University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K.
2011 “ ‘Between Rupture and Rapture’: Susan Howe’s Art Historical Contexts.” The Radcliffe American Institute. Oxford, U.K.
2010 Fiction Reading. Albion Beatnik Bookstore. Oxford, U.K.
2009 “ ‘Spiritual Hyphen’: bibliography and elegy in Susan Howe’s The Midnight.” The Banff Centre for the Arts. Banff, CANADA
2008 Oxford Professor of Poetry Annual Reading. Curated by Sir Christopher Ricks. Balliol College. Oxford, U.K.
2016 DWS, Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Level 4 Diploma
2015 FWS, French Wine Scholar, Pass with Honors
2014 Wine and Spirits Education Trust, Advanced Certificate, Pass with Merit
French: advanced proficiency in reading, speaking, and writing
Italian: proficiency in reading and speaking
LEADERSHIP & SERVICE
2014-15 Reading Group in Materiality for The Huntington Library Long-term Fellows, Founder and Moderator
2009-10 Dartmouth College Alumni Association, District Enrollment Director, France
2000-13 Dartmouth College Alumni Interviewer
2011 Merton College Admissions Interviewer
2008-09 Wolfson College Governing Body Graduate Student Representative
2006-08 Publicolor Steering Committee
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Modern Language Association (MLA)
College Art Association (CAA)
Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)