Milton Cohen

Professor - Arts And Humanities

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Humanities
Syracuse University - 1981
M.A. - English
Indiana University - 1970
B.A. - Humanities
Michigan State University - 1968

Publications

"Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left," "Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left," ( 20 pp.) In Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment, ed. Kirk Curnutt and Gail Sinclair (Tallahassee: University of Florida Press, 2009). 2009 - Publication
"Stumbling into Crossfire: William Carlos Williams, Partisan Review, and the Left in the 1930s" (24 pp. ). Journal of Modern Literature 32, (winter 2009): 143-59. 2009 - Publication
"To Stand on the Rock of the Word 'We': Appeals, Snares, and Impact of Modernist Groups before World War I." (25 pp.). In Modernist Group Dynamics: The Politics and Poetics of Friendship. Ed. Fabio Durao, et al. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 2008 - Publication
"From Bad Boy to Curmudgeon: Cummings's Political Evolution" ( 32 pp.). In Words Into Pictures: E. E. Cummings' Art Across Borders. Eds. Jiri Flajsar and Zeno Vernyik. (Cambridge, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008). 2008 - Publication

Appointments

Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [2005–Present]
Fulbright Senior Lecturer
Universitt Heidelberg [1988–1989]
Executive Director
U. T. Dallas Accreditation Self Study [1986–1988]
Associate Professor of Literary Studies
University of Texas at Dallas [1986–2005]
Assistant Professor of English and Education
University of Texas at Dallas [1980–1985]
Teaching Associate
Syracuse University [1974–1980]
Teacher
Central High School, Detroit Public Schools [1973–1974]
Part-time Instructor
Wayne State University [1971–1974]

Additional Information

Teaching

The University of Texas at Dallas, 1980-Present
A. Graduate

  1. Reading and Teaching Shakespeare's Tragedies
  2. Reading and Teaching Poetry
  3. Reading and Teaching the Short Story
  4. Reading and Teaching the American Modernist Poets
  5. Eliot and Williams
  6. Frost and Stevens
  7. Hemingway at 100
  8. Scott Fitzgerald at 100
  9. E. E. Cummings at 100
  10. American Poetry: World War II to the Present
  11. Americans in Paris: 1900-1940
  12. American Modernist 1920s
  13. American Social Realism: the 1930s
  14. Modernism Before World War I
  15. Pound, Eliot, Cummings: Revolutionary Reactionaries
  16. Hemingway and Fitzgerald / Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Gender
  17. The Death and Rebirth of Form: Cézanne to Picasso, Wagner to Schoenberg, Stein (Three Lives) to Stein (Tender Buttons)
  18. The Interdisciplinary Teaching of Humanities in the Secondary School

B. Undergraduate

  1. Reading and Writing Texts: What is Modernism?
  2. Shakespeare's Tragedies
  3. Exploration of the Humanities: "Identity/Polarity"
  4. American Realism & Naturalism 1860-1910
  5. American Modernism 1910-1960
  6. Recent American Literature 1960-Present
  7. American Literature and Politics: The 1930s
  8. Americans in Paris: 1900-1940
  9. American War Literature: Civil War to Vietnam
  10. Studies in Poetry: Introduction to Poetry
  11. Studies in Poetry: Shakespeare's Sonnets
  12. Studies in Poetry: Williams, Moore, Stevens
  13. Studies in Prose Narrative: the Short Story
  14. Revolutionary Reactionaries: Pound, Eliot, and Cummings
  15. Hemingway and Fitzgerald
  16. Hemingway at 100
  17. Scott Fitzgerald at 100
  18. Firebrands, Fomenters, and Freethinkers: The Revolutionary Spirit, 1760-1848
  19. Reading and Writing Texts: The French Revolution
  20. Modern America in Literature and History
  21. Shapes in Time: Literature and Music as Temporal Form
  22. Literary Analysis
  23. Advanced Composition
  24. Curriculum and Instruction in English
  25. Supervision of Student Teaching

Syracuse University, 1974-80

  1. Freshman English I and II
  2. Advanced Composition (upper division)
  3. Survey of American Literature, 1865-Present (sophomore level)

Wayne State University, 1971-74

  1. Introduction to Humanities: Literature and the Arts (sophomore level)
  2. Introduction to Humanities: the Visual Arts (sophomore level)
  3. The Modern Period, 1870-Present (graduate level)
Personal Statement

Milton Cohen specializes in 20th century American literature and modernism. Most recently, he has written Beleaguered Poets and Leftist Critics: Stevens, Cummings, Frost, and Williams in the 1930s (forthcoming from U. of Alabama Press this spring). Other recent publications include:

"Stumbling into Crossfire: William Carlos Williams, Partisan Review, and the Left in the 1930s" (24 pp. ). Journal of Modern Literature 32, (winter 2009): 143-59. 

"Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left," "Beleaguered Modernists: Hemingway, Stevens, and the Left," ( 20 pp.) In Key West Hemingway: A Reassessment, ed. Kirk Curnutt and Gail Sinclair (Tallahassee: University of Florida Press, 2009). 

"From Bad Boy to Curmudgeon: Cummings's Political Evolution" ( 32 pp.). In Words Into Pictures: E. E. Cummings' Art Across Borders. Eds. Jiri Flajsar and Zeno Vernyik. (Cambridge, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008). 

"To Stand on the Rock of the Word 'We': Appeals, Snares, and Impact of Modernist Groups before World War I." (25 pp.). In Modernist Group Dynamics: The Politics and Poetics of Friendship. Ed. Fabio Durao, et al. (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008. 

Grants, Honors and Awards
  1. Faculty Special Development Assignment for 2007-08.
  2. Hemingway's Laboratory nominated for C. Hugh Holman Award for 2005.
  3. $1000 grant from John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, summer 2000.
  4. Faculty Special Development Assignment from UT-Dallas, fall 1997.
  5. Guest lectureship in modern American poetry, annual conference of Seminario di Letteratura Americana, Centro di Studi Americani, Rome, Italy, May 8-12, 1989.
  6. Fulbright Senior Lectureship, Heidelberg, W. Germany, 1988-89.
  7. Amoco Foundation Outstanding Teacher Award, 1984-85.
  8. Exhibition Catalogue, E. E. Cummings' Paintings: The Hidden Career selected by Worldwide Books for inclusion in its catalogue.
  9. Listed in Who's Who in American Education