Ryan Hitchcock

Ryan HitchcockPhD -  Fourth Year
MA in English, University of Wyoming
BA in English, University of Montana

Research Interests

Literary modernism, poetry and poetics, religion and secularism, belle lettres, aesthetics, conversion narratives


“H. D., Mina Loy, and the Poetics of Secular Mysticism,” for panel session “Help Thou My (Un)Belief: Reading Belief in 20th and 21st Century American Literature,” NeMLA, Boston, 2020.

“Life-Long Learners and Deep Reading Pedagogy,” poster session for MLA Reading-Writing Pedagogy Institute, MLA, Seattle, 2020.

“Navigation by Incunabula: Ezra Pound and Lyric Topography,” for roundtable session on “Spaces, Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds in Ezra Pound’s Poetry,” NeMLA, Pittsburgh, 2018.

“George Oppen and the Poetry of Being and Encounter,” for panel session “Heidegger, Literature, Criticism,” NeMLA, Pittsburgh, 2018.

Courses Taught

Modernist Fiction from Harlem to the Hebrides (BOLLI Spring 2021)

Literature and Place in Poetry and Prose (BOLLI Fall 2020)

Black Voices in the Twentieth Century (Brandeis University, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021)

From Lepidopterology to Literature: An Introduction to the Work of Vladimir Nabokov (BOLLI Spring 2020)

From A Red Wheelbarrow to Ezra Pound: An Introduction to Modern Poetry (BOLLI Fall 2019)

Favorite Work

The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens

Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson