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Rai Peterson

Associate Professor

RB 2110  Phone: 765-285-2470  

Department of English
Robert Bell Building (RB), Room 297
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

I regularly teach classes in poetics, queer literature, modern literature, and American literature survey courses. Occasionally I teach special topics ranging from traditional book-binding to writing for new media. I publish mostly about American and British women writers in Paris between the World Wars, but frequently return to the topic of my dissertation: E. E. Cummings. I am currently working on a book-length literary biography of Solita Solano as well as editing a collection of her journalism. I have held the H. D. Fellowship in American Literature at the Beinecke Library at Yale University.

Areas of Specialization:

Modernism, poetics, pedagogy


Graduate: pedagogy, poetics, Modernist literature
Undergraduate: American literature, Modernism, queer theory, poetics

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