PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Miriam Marty Clark received her Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A specialist in modern and contemporary American literature, she teaches and publishes on poetry, fiction, literary theory, and twentieth-century American culture; she also has a growing expertise in the scholarship and practice of pedagogy. She is currently finishing a book Poetry as Inquiry: Ethical and Religious Questions in Four Contemporary Poets, which focuses on poets Adrienne Rich, Charles Wright, Susan Howe, and Jean Valentine. In addition, she is leading a grant-funded project, Becoming Professional, which is designed to help students in the humanities and other liberal arts disciplines map pathways into meaningful work.
20th to 21st-century American literature; the short story; comparative/world/postcolonial literature; genre studies; fiction; poetry
- “The Library and the Wilderness: Susan Howe’s Pragmatism.” Contemporary Literature 54.2 (2013).
- “Human Rights and the Work of Lyric in Adrienne Rich.” Cambridge Quarterly 38.1 (2009).
- “Beyond Critical Thinking.” Pedagogy 9.1 (2009).
- “A Conversation with Miriam Marty Clark and Michael McFee.” Interviews with Charles Wright. Ed. by Robert Denham. McFarland, 2008.
- “On Denis Donoghue’s Kenneth Burke.” Kenneth Burke and His Circles. Ed. by Jack Selzer and Robert Wess. Parlor Press, 2008.
- “Reading Students Reading in the Postcanonical Age.” Pedagogy 5.2 (2005).
- “Art and Suffering in Two Poems by William Carlos Williams.” Literature and Medicine. 23.2 (2004).
- “Hemingway’s Early Illness Narratives and the Lyric Dimensions of “Now I Lay Me.” Narrative. 12.2 (2004): 167-176; reprinted in Eight Decades of Hemingway Criticism, ed. Linda Wagner Martin, Michigan State University Press, 2008.