Michael Coyle

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Michael Coyle

Professor of English

Department/Office Information

402 Lathrop Hall
  • TWF 2:15pm - 3:45pm (402 Lathrop Hall)


  • BA, Miami University, 1978
  • MA, University of Virginia, 1981
  • PhD, University of Virginia, 1986

Critical theory, literary and cultural change 1870-1940, modernist poetry, Victorian and Modernist intellectual prose, the formation of youth culture

Modernist poetry, critical theory, history and force of "culture" as an explanatory discourse, jazz

Co-editor with Steven G. Yao, Ezra Pound and Education (Orono: National Poetry Foundation, 2012)

  • “Pound and Race,” in Ezra Pound in Context, ed. Ira Nadel (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2010), 407-418
  • “‘Fishing with the arid plain behind me’”: Difficulty, Deferral, and Form in The Waste Land, in A Companion to T. S. Eliot, ed. David Chinitz (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009); 157-167
  • Co-editor with Debra Rae Cohen & Jane Lewty, and contributor, Broadcasting Modernism (University of Florida Press, 2009) • Editor, Raymond Williams & Modernism (Keywords, 2002)
  • “Hijacked Hits and Antic Authenticity,” in Rock over the Edge: Transformations of Popular Music, ed. Roger Beebee and Benjamin Saunders, introduction by Lawrence Grossberg (Durham: Duke University Press, 2002), 133-160.
  • Editor, Ezra Pound and African American Modernism (NPF, 2001)
  • Ezra Pound, Popular Genres, and the Discourse of Culture (Penn State Univ. Press, 1995)
  • "Eliot on the Air: 'Culture' and the Challenges of Mass Communication," in Time Present and Time Past: T.S. Eliot and Our Turning World, ed. J.S. Brooker (Macmillan, 1999)
  • "The European Radio Broadcasts of T.S. Eliot," (Miscellanea 20, 1999)
  • "A Present with Innumerable Pasts: Postmodernity and the Tracing of Modernist Origins" (Review, 1996)
  • "Organizing Organicism: J.A. Hobson and the Interregnum of Raymond Williams" (ELT, 1994)
  • "Determining Frontiers: T.S. Eliot's Framing of the Literary Essays of Ezra Pound" (Modern Language Quarterly, 1989)
  • "A Profounder Didacticism: Ruskin, Orage, and Pound's Reception of Social Credit" (Paideuma, 1988)

Others in American Literary Scholarship, ELH and The Dictionary of Literary Biography; reviews in American Literature, Ariel, ELT, Essays in Criticism, and Paideuma; regular contributions to Cadence: The Review of Blues, Jazz, & Creative Improvised Music.