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.