Charles Legere

Charles Legere

Holloway Postdoctoral Fellow
478 Wheeler Hall
clegere@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Selected Publications and Papers Delivered

PROSE PUBLICATIONS:

“Lyric’s Dream,” Open Letter, Spring 2011, a special Issue on Lisa Robertson, edited by Angela Carr and Heather Milne

“‘A Sense... Interfused’: Refiguring the Work of Ecopoetics,” Review of Black Nature(ed. Camille Dungy) and The Eco-Language Reader(ed. Brenda Iijima), Jacket2, Spring 2011 (http://jacket2.org/reviews/senseinterfused)

POETRY PUBLICATIONS:

My Oakland, Chapbook, Published by Deep Oakland Editions, 2009 (http://www.deepoakland.org/text?id=265)

“Buffed,” Peacock Review, Spring 2011 (http://www.peacockonlinereview.com/Current/charles-legere.html)

“Some of the Poets I Know in 2010,” W+S#4, 2010 (The entire magazine as a PDF: https://sites.google.com/site/withstandpdfs/home/with-stand-4)

“Silver Bullet,” “Black Sites,” and “World of Hurt,” in Counterpath # 2, 2008

“My Oakland,” Vibrant Gray, 2007

“Silk Flowers,” Berkeley Poetry Review, Spring 2006

“Event Horizons,” in Ghosting Atoms: Poems and Reflections Sixty Years after the Bomb, UC Berkeley Consortium for the Arts, 2005

PAPERS:

“The Well-Wrought Urn in the Mise en Abîme,” on a panel on “Reparative Reading” at the November 2010 Modernist Studies Association Conference in Victoria, BC

“From Reading Closely to Close Reading and Back” at SUNY Stony Brook English Graduate Conference, Manhattan, 2009

“From Reading Closely to Close Reading” at UC Berkeley English Graduate Colloquium, 2007

“The Savage Inside: The Double and Privative in Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son” at Berkeley-Stanford Conference, Spring 2004



Current Research

I am working to come to terms with two awkward feelings about poetry: the embarrassment that trained readers feel when we try to do close readings of contemporary poems, and the feeling of intimidation that poetry elicits in would-be readers. To this end, I renovate close reading, do close readings of poems, then re-connect the poems to their global pedagogical contexts.



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