20th & 21st Century Colloquium: Ben Glaser

Event time: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
LC 319 See map
Event description: 

The 20th/21st Century Studies is excited to present Yale Assistant Professor of English Ben Glaser’s essay “W.H. Auden’s Choral Stammer: The Politics of Meter in Late Modernist Verse Drama”. 

Assistant Professor Ben Glaser’s research focuses on the history and practice of prosody, especially in relation to modern poetry. His book project, Modernism’s Metronome, explores debates over prosody from the late nineteenth century through the 1930s, focusing on the rejection but also afterlife of traditional meter and practices of scansion. He is also co-editing, with Jonathan Culler, Critical Rhythm, a collection of essays developing new approaches to the study of poetic rhythm.

He is excited to be helping develop the Princeton Prosody Archive (1750-1923), an innovative digital collection of over 10,000 texts concerning historical poetics and prosody. The archive will help scholars develop new research projects in poorly recognized but historically central discourses of prosody. Prosody has led him to research and teach the poetics and politics of Hip-hop as well as other musical genres; more generally he enjoys teaching courses that move between literature and music, focusing on sound and its historical mediations.