Concordia University

Dr Stephen Ross

Assistant Professor, English

Jacob Ross
Office: S-LB 668-05 
J.W. McConnell Building,
1400 De Maisonneuve W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 4674
Website(s): Invisible Terrain (OUP) by Stephen Ross

I am an assistant professor with research and teaching interests in poetry/poetics, modern and contemporary transatlantic (US and UK) literature, and modernism. My monograph, Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature, was published in 2017 by Oxford University Press. I am co-editor with Dr. Alys Moody (Macquarie University) of Global Modernists on Modernism, a 190,000-word anthology of source texts, manifestos, essays, letters, and other statements by global modernist practitioners under contract in Bloomsbury’s “Modernist Archives” series. With Ariel Resnikoff (University of Pennsylvania) I am working toward the first complete translation and critical edition of Processions, the long-poem masterpiece of Yiddish American modernist Mikhl Likht (1893-1953). I have published widely on modern and contemporary literature—especially modernist and contemporary poetry and poetics—and am a founding editor of the literary web-journal Wave Composition.

Education and training
Ph.D. University of Oxford (2013)
M.St. University of Oxford (2009)
B.A. UNC Chapel Hill (2007)

Teaching activities

Concordia Teaching:

Fall 2016

ENGL 262 - British Literature 1660-1900
ENGL 246 - Science Fiction
ENGL 340 - Modernism I (yearlong)

Winter 2017

ENGL 345 - Modern Drama
ENGL 340 - Modernism II (yearlong)
ENGL 394 - Contemporary Critical Theory


Invisible Terrain: John Ashbery and the Aesthetics of Nature


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