Department of English, College of LAS, University of Illinois


Cary Nelson

Emeritus Professor of English

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Selected Publications

Books

  • Nelson, Cary . Our Last First Poets: Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1981.
  • Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945. Madison: U of Wisconsin Press, 1989.
  • Manifesto of a Tenured Radical. New York: New York U Press, 1997.
  • Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left. New York: Routledge, 2001.
  • No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom. New York: New York U Press, 2010.
  • Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education. New York: Routledge, 1999.
  • Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy. New York: Routledge, 2004.
  • Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships. Washington, DC: American Association of University Professors, 2014.

Edited Books

  • Madrid 1937: Letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War. New York: Routledge, 1996.
  • Will Teach for Food: Academic Labor in Crisis. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota Press, 1997.
  • Anthology of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. New York: Oxford U Press, 2014.
  • The Oxford Companion to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry. New York: Oxford U Press, 2012.
  • Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1988.
  • Cultural Studies. New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • The Wound and the Dream: Sixty Years of American Poetry About the Spanish Civil War. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 2002.
  • The Collected Poems of Edwin Rolfe. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 1993.
  • Wicked Times: Selected Poems by Aaron Kramer. Urbana: U of Illinois Press, 2004.
  • Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University: Poetry, Politics, and the Profession, EDITED BY MICHAEL ROTHBERG AND PETER GARRETT. Albany: State U of New York Press, 2009.