ABOUT PROFESSOR CATHERINE E. PAUL
In my past life, I was Professor of English at Clemson University, where I taught from 1998-2015. I retired on disability in 2015 and became Professor Emerita of English. My area of expertise was modern poetry, and I taught classes in modern British, American, and Irish poetry, as well as modern fiction, museum studies, literature and the other arts, modern literature of exploration, occult modernism, and theories of the archive. I am author of Fascist Directive: Ezra Pound and Italian Cultural Nationalism (2016) and Poetry in the Museums of Modernism: Yeats, Pound, Moore, Stein (2002), as well as numerous peer-reviewed articles about Modernism. With Margaret Mills Harper, I edited W. B. Yeats's A Vision: The Revised 1937 Version (2015) and A Vision: The Original 1925 Version (2008), both published in Scribner's Collected Works of W. B. Yeats series. My scholarship was always interdisciplinary, exploring how poets draw from visual arts, music, architecture, archaeology, museums, and urban planning. Now I remember that “textile” holds “text” in its core.
I completed my Ph.D. and M.A. in English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, and my B.A. in English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2009 - National Endowment for the Humanities and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Fellowship for Research on Italian Cultural Heritage
2008 - Visiting Research Fellowship, University of London
2004 - National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Participant, American Academy in Rome
2004 - Donald C. Gallup Fellowship in American Literature, Beinecke Library of Yale University
2001 - National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Participant, American Academy in Rome
1996 - Mellon Fellowship, University of Michigan
1992 - Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Carolina
1988 - National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Scholar Stipend
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