Marsha Bryant

Professor & Distinguished Teaching Scholar

Marsha BryantMarsha Bryant joined the UF faculty in 1989 after receiving her PhD from the University of Illinois. An interdisciplinary humanities researcher grounded in modernist studies, Bryant has crossed into the fields of Advertising, Art History, Egyptology, Film Studies, and Gender Studies. She also publishes on pedagogy. Professor Bryant’s work often focuses on poetry’s relationships to visual culture found in museums, magazines, and movies. She received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for her book Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture (2011, 2013). Professor Bryant's earlier books are Auden and Documentary in the 1930s and the edited collection Photo-Textualities: Reading Photographs and Literature. She has also contributed chapters to the collections The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath, The Isherwood Century, Identity and Form in Contemporary Literature, Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose, and the forthcoming Cambridge History of 20th Century Women Poets. Professor Bryant is Associate Editor for the journal Contemporary Women's Writing.

Bryant’s essays have appeared in the journals American Literature, College Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, Modernism/Modernity, Mosaic, Open Letter, Pedagogy, Plath Profiles, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. Her current book project takes up domestic poetry by British and American men in the context of contemporary men’s style magazines.

Professor Bryant’s collaborative work includes several essays on women poets and ancient cultures with Mary Ann Eaverly (UF Classics). Bryant co-edited a forum on Camp modernism with Douglas Mao (English, Johns Hopkins), and is part of the interdisciplinary project Impact of Materials on Society, hosted by UF and the Materials Research Society. She has taught in the Louvre, and curated exhibits at the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Harn Museum of Art.

A three-time Teacher of the Year for UF’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Professor Bryant offers courses in post-1900 British and American poetry, women’s literature, modernist studies, and cultural studies. Her most popular courses include Modern British Poetry, Desperate Domesticity: The American 1950s, and PostPunk Cultures: The British 80s.


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