Marsha Bryant


Marsha BryantMarsha Bryant joined the UF faculty in 1989, the year of her PhD from the University of Illinois. Her research focuses on poetry’s relationships to visual culture – including popular materials such as advertising, magazines, and movies. An interdisciplinary humanities researcher, Bryant has crossed into the fields of Art History, Egyptology, and Film Studies. She held a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete her latest book, Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2011).

Professor Bryant's earlier books are Auden and Documentary in the 1930s (Virginia, 1997), and the edited collection Photo-Textualities: Reading Photographs and Literature (Delaware, 1996). She has also contributed chapters to the collections The Unraveling Archive: Essays on Sylvia Plath (Michigan, 2007), The Isherwood Century (Wisconsin, 2000), Identity and Form in Contemporary Literature (Routledge, 2013), and Approaches to Teaching H.D.'s Poetry and Prose (MLA, 2011). The latter essay is one of several collaborations with Classical archaeologist Mary Ann Eaverly, and one of several publications about pedagogy.

Bryant’s essays have appeared in the journals American Literature, College Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, Modernism/Modernity, Mosaic, Pedagogy, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature. She has taught in the Louvre, and curated an exhibit on Paul Strand for the Whitney Museum of American Art.

A three-time Teacher of the Year for the CLAS, Professor Bryant offers courses in post-1900 British and American poetry, women’s literature, modernist studies, and cultural studies. Her most popular courses are: Women’s Poetry, Modern British Poetry, and Desperate Domesticity: The American 1950s.


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