Professor of English
University Hall Room 208
Telephone: (847) 491-3315
Fax: (847) 467-1545
Paul Breslin (Ph.D. University of Virginia) teaches and researches Modern and Contemporary American Poetry and Caribbean Literature. He is author of The Psycho-Political Muse: American Poetry since the Fifties (Chicago, 1987); You Are Here (poems, TriQuarterly Books, Fall 2000); and Nobody's Nation: Reading Derek Walcott (Chicago, 2001). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in Agni, American Poetry Review, American Scholar, Callaloo, Modernism/Modernity, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Virginia Quarterly, and elsewhere.
He has won six Illinois Arts Council prizes for literary essays and poems, and was twice winner of Poetry magazine's George Kent prize. In 2003, he was the first non-Caribbean speaker to give the annual Derek Walcott lecture in St. Lucia, an event established in 1993. In 2005 he was co-editor of a special Walcott issue of Callaloo. He has just completed a second volume of poems and, with co-author Rachel Ney (Northwestern University doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature), a translation of Aimé Césaire's La tragédie du roi Christophe. He is writing a book on modern Caribbean representations of the Haitian Revolution, which is under contract in the New World Studies series of the University Press of Virginia. He is a faculty associate of the graduate programs in Comparative Literary Studies (CLS), Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS), and the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama.
The Poetry & Poetics Colloquium at Northwestern University
Publications by Paul Breslin
Elizabeth and Todd Warnock Seminar: Tim Griffin (The Kitchen)
May 23, 2013 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM