Alexandra Socarides is Associate Professor of English at the University of Missouri, where she teaches courses on American poetry and poetics and on nineteenth-century literature and culture. Her first book was Dickinson Unbound: Paper, Process, Poetics (Oxford University Press, 2012) . She has received fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society, the Huntington Library, and Winterthur to work on her next book, which is about the para-textual and extra-textual conventions of nineteenth-century American women’s poetry. She is also the co-editor (with Jennifer Putzi) of A History of Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and co-editor (with Michael Cohen) of The Charles Brockden Brown Electronic Archive and Scholarly Edition, Volume 7: Poetry (forthcoming).
Selected publications on poetry and poetics:
The Gorgeous Nothings by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin. Emily Dickinson Journal. Vol. 23, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 107-110.
“For Emily, Wherever I May Find Her: On Paul Legault’s Emily Dickinson.” The Emily Dickinson Reader by Paul Legault. Los Angeles Review of Books. September 2012.
“Rethinking the Fascicles: Dickinson’s Writing, Copying, and Binding Practices,” Emily Dickinson Journal vol. 15, no. 2 (Fall 2006): 61-8.7