Langdon Hammer
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EDUCATION: Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Yale University, 1989 B.A., English Major, Summa Cum Laude, Yale University, 1980

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INTERESTS: Modern and contemporary American and British poetry and poetics; biography; the history of authorship; letters and journals

My research and teaching focus on modern and contemporary poetry, chiefly but not only American, while I also have broad interests in the long history of poetry in English, in the history of authorship, and in American culture from 1900 to the present. As a critic and as a teacher of poetry, I am concerned with the particulars of how poems are made as well as with general questions of poetics. As a reviewer of poetry for the New York Times and as poetry editor of The American Scholar, I take pleasure in explaining poetry to a non-specialist audience. My current book project---a biography of the poet James Merrill---uses archival materials (letters, journals, worksheets, interviews) to explore the complex relations between this poet’s life and work.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

--Hart Crane: Complete Poetry and Selected Letters, editor (New York: Library of America, 2006)

--Hart Crane and Allen Tate: Janus-Faced Modernism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993)

--"Hall of Voices: Richard Howard," Parnassus: Poetry in Review 29 (2006) 1-2: 97-117

--"Plath’s Lives," Representations (2001) 75: 61-88

--"Art and AIDS; or, How Will Culture Cure You?," Raritan 14 (1995) 3: 103-18

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES: Major English Poets, Writing of Verse, American Literature and the Cold War (senior seminar), Modern Poetry (lecture), Poetry Since 1950

GRADUATE COURSES: The Life of the Author from Johnson to Plath, Lyric and Society After Auden, Elizabeth Bishop and James Merrill, Contemporary American Poetry


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flag Lecture 23 - W. H. Auden (cont.)
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flag Lecture 22 - W. H. Auden
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flag Lecture 21 - Wallace Stevens (cont.
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flag Lecture 20 - Wallace Stevens (cont.)
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flag Lecture 19 - Wallace Stevens
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flag Lecture 18 - Marianne Moore (cont.)
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flag Lecture 17 - Marianne Moore
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flag Lecture 15 - Langston Hughes
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flag Lecture 14 - Hart Crane (cont.)
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flag Lecture 16 - William Carlos Williams
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flag Lecture 13 - Hart Crane
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flag Lecture 12 - T. S. Eliot (cont.)
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flag Lecture 11 - T. S. Eliot (cont.)
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flag Lecture 10 - T. S. Eliot
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flag Lecture 9 - Ezra Pound
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flag Lecture 8 - Imagism
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flag Lecture 7 - World War I Poetry in England
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flag Lecture 6 - William Butler Yeats (cont.
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flag Lecture 3 - Robert Frost (cont.)
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flag Lecture 1 - Introduction to Modern Poetry
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