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University at Buffalo Libraries

James Maynard, Ph.D.

James Maynard, Ph.D.

Associate Curator


The Poetry Collection
420 Capen Hall, North Campus
jlm46@buffalo.edu
(716) 645-1373

Degrees

Ph.D. English, University at Buffalo, 2007
          Dissertation: Architect of Excess: Robert Duncan and the American Pragmatist Sublime
M.A. English: Creative Writing, Temple University, 2001
B.A. Major in English, Minor in Creative Writing, Ursinus College, 1997


Blogs

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/poetry/


Curriculum Vitae / Bio

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Robert Duncan: Collected Essays and Other Prose. Ed. James Maynard. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014.

(Re:)Working the Ground: Essays on the Late Writings of Robert Duncan. Ed. James Maynard. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Discovering James Joyce: The University at Buffalo Collection. Ed. James Maynard. Buffalo: The Poetry Collection, 2009.

Duncan, Robert. Ground Work: Before the War / In the Dark. Ed. Robert J. Bertholf and James Maynard. Intro. Michael Palmer. New York: New Directions, 2006.

Contributions to Books

"Poetry as Primary Community: Duncan, Spicer, Blaser, McClure, Olson, Levertov, and Creeley." An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle." Ed. Michael Duncan and Christopher Wagstaff. Portland, OR: Pomegranate, 2013. 131-148.

"Robert Duncan's The H.D. Book." Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose. Ed. Annette Debo and Lara Vetter. New York: Modern Language Assocation, 2011. 148-152.

“‘To Speak Forth’: An Imaginary Dialogue with Myung Mi Kim.” Building is a Process / Light Is an Element: Essays and Excursions for Myung Mi Kim. Ed. Michael Cross and Andrew Rippeon. Buffalo: P-Queue / Queue Books, 2008. 43-47.

Journal Articles 

"A Note on the William Carlos Williams Collection at the Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York." William Carlos Williams Review 30.1-2 (Spring/Fall 2013): 205-207.

"Curators' Choice." Mimeo Mimeo 8 (Spring 2013): 105-112.

James Maynard, interviewed by Edric Mesmer. Yellow Field 2 (Spring 2011): 46-49.

"Some Notes on Jonathan Williams and Robert Duncan." Jacket 28 (Late 2009).

Epitaph to Experimental Review: Robert Duncan’s Little Magazines 1938-1941.” Mimeo Mimeo 2 (Autumn 2008): 13-24.

"'Relationship, Place, and Company': A Conversation with Robert Creeley." JAST: Journal of American Studies of Turkey 27 (Spring 2008): 141-181.

“Extending the Field: Robert Duncan and Alfred North Whitehead.” Process Studies 36.1 (Spring-Summer 2007): 68-88.

Robert Duncan. “Ten Poems.” Transcribed and ed. by Robert J. Bertholf and James Maynard. Jacket 28 (October 2005).

Robert Duncan. “Ten Letters.” Transcribed and ed. by Robert J. Bertholf and James Maynard. Jacket 28 (October 2005).

Robert Duncan. “Ten Prose Pieces.” Transcribed and ed. by Robert J. Bertholf and James Maynard. Jacket 28 (October 2005).

Robert Duncan. “From Robert Duncan’s Notebooks: On Denise Levertov.” Transcribed and ed. by Robert J. Bertholf and James Maynard. Jacket 28 (October 2005).

“‘I Find / I Found / Myself / and Nothing / More Than That’: Textuality, Visuality, and the Production of Subjectivity in Tom Phillips’A Humument.” The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 36.1 (Spring 2003): 82-98.

Book Reviews

"Reconsidering Joyce's Poetry." Review of The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered ed. by Marc C. Conner. James Joyce Literary Supplement 27.1 (Spring 2013): 4-5.

Review of Whitehead's Radically Different Postmodern Philosophy: An Argument for Its Contemporary Relevance by David Ray Griffin. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43.4 (Fall 2007): 802-809.

"Pragmatist Improvisations." Review of Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Jazz, and Experimental Writing by Michael Magee and Paracritical Hinge: Essays, Talks, Notes, Interviews by Nathaniel Mackey. Journal of Modern Literature 30.3 (Spring 2007): 133-142.


Research / Service Area

My research interests include twentieth-century Anglophone poetry and poetics, pragmatism and process philosophy, the history of little magazines and small presses, literary archives, and the writings of Robert Duncan.

 


Current Projects

Such Conjunctions: Robert Duncan, Jess, and Alberto de Lacerda. Ed. Luis Amorim de Sousa, Mary Porter de Sousa, and James Maynard.





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