Brian Reed (he/his)

Divisional Dean of Humanities
Milliman Endowed Chair in the Humanities
Brian Reed

Contact Information

CMU 50
Office Hours
By appointment


A.B., Harvard University, summa cum laude English Literature, 1992
B.A., Oxford University, 1st-class honours in Modern History, 1994
Ph.D., Stanford University, English and American Literature, 2000
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Activities and Interests

Brian Reed is the Milliman Endowed Chair in the Humanities and a specialist in twentieth- and twenty-first-century poetry. He is the author of three books--Hart Crane: After His Lights (2006), Phenomenal Reading: Essays on Modern and Contemporary Poetics (2012), and Nobody's Business: Twenty-First Century Avant-Garde Poetics (2013)--and the co-editor of two essay collections, Situating El Lissitzky: Vitebsk, Berlin, Moscow (2003) and Modern American Poetry: Points of Access (2013). He has published more than fifty essays and articles on image-text relations in poetry, on sound in poetry, and on poetry in relation to other arts. He is a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Poetry and Poetics Forum of the Modern Language Association, and he has served on the Executive Board of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association. From 2014-2018, he was Chair of the Department of English.

Fulbright Scholar 2009.
Rhodes Scholar 1992.


Selected Research

Research Advised


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Professional Affiliations
Modern Language Association, American Comparative Literature Assocation, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Modernist Studies Association, American Association of Australasian Literary Studies

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