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JOSHUA CLOVER
Department of English, 210 Voorhies Hall, UC Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA, 95616
[email protected]
(510) 701-9067
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
Associate Professor, Department of English, University of California, Davis. Also: Program in
Critical Theory, Program in Film Studies. August 2003-present.
Roberta Holloway Distinguished Lecturer in Poetry, Department of English, University of
California, Berkeley. 2001-2002.
Visiting Assistant Professor, MFA Program Creative Writing, Brooklyn College. 2001.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Writing Program, New School University, New York. 2000.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley. 2000.
Assistant Professor of English, Department of English, St. Mary’s College of California.
Also: MFA Program in Creative Writing. 1998-2000.
Distinguished Visiting Writer & Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, St.
Mary’s College of California. Also: MFA Program in Creative Writing. 1997-1998.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies, University of
California, Berkeley. 1997.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Indiana University South Bend. 1996-1997.
EDUCATION
M.F.A. Spring 1991. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, University of Iowa, Iowa City.
B.A. Honors in English Literature. Fall 1986, Boston University.
PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS
1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This To Sing About. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
The Totality for Kids. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006 (Many included poems
published in literary and academic journals, including translations into French, Swedish,
and Polish).
The Matrix. Part of the Modern Classics series, London: British Film Institute, 2005. Second
edition, 2008. Other editions: Prague: Casablanca, 2008. Paris: G3j, 2010. Moscow:
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Ripol, 2010. Portion reprinted in The Harbrace Guide to Writing, ed. Cheryl Glenn,
Boston: Wadsworth, 2009).
Madonnna anno domini. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: LSU Press, 1997 (many included poems
published in literary and academic journals).
CHAPTERS AND ESSAYS IN EDITED VOLUMES
“Bob Dylan.” New Literary History of America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2010.
“Michael Jackson at the Restaurant Vingtième Siècle.” The Resistible Demise of Michael
Jackson, ed. Mark Fisher. London: Zer0 Books, 2010.
“Ambiguity & Theft.” Cutting Across Media, eds. Ruedolf Kuenzli and Kembrew McLeod.
Minneapolis: Duke University, 2010.
“Terrorflu, or Where in the World is M.I.A.?” Best Music Writing 2009, eds. Greil Marcus and
Daphne Carr. New York: Da Capo, 2009.
“Eleven Books.” Poet's Bookshelf II: Contemporary Poets on Books That Shaped Their Art,
eds. Peter Davis and Tom Koontz. Seattle: Barnwood Press, 2008.
“Chris Marker: The return to work at the Wonder factory.” In Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work
Beyond Hollywood, ed. Michael Atkinson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2007.
“white bread black beer”. Best Music Writing 2007, eds. Robert Christgau and Daphne Carr.
New York: Da Capo, 2007.
“Closed Room Mystery: Artist’s Note on Andreas Gursky.” Bits & Pieces Put Together To
Present a Semblance of a Whole, eds. Joan Rothfuss & Elizabeth Carpenter.
Minneapolis: Walker Arts Center, 2005.
“Madonnica.” Originally in The Village Voice, reprinted in The Rock, Pop, and Soul Reader, ed.
David Brackett. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
“Good Pop, Bad Pop: Measure for Mismeasure.” In This Is Pop, ed. Weisbard, Cambridge:
Harvard University Press, 2004.
ARTICLES PEER-REVIEWED (other publications available on request)
“Autumn of the System: Poetry and Finance Capital.” Journal of Narrative Theory, special issue
ed. Carla Harryman on “non/narrative.” 2010.
“A form adequate to history: toward a renewed Marxist poetics.” Paideuma: Studies in
American and British Modernist Poetry 37.1-2 (2010).
“Supermovables: The Fate of Unreal Estate.” Other Voices 3:1 (2007).
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“The Other Gay Cowboy Movie.” (co-authored with Christopher S. Nealon) Film Quarterly 60:3
(2007): 62-67.
“Critical Karaoke.” Popular Music 24:3 (2005): 423-427 (edited and introduced collection).
UNCOLLECTED POEMS
“Years of Analysis for a Day of Synthesis.” Lana Turner: A Journal of Poetry and Opinion No. 2
(Fall 2009).
“This Town Is Going Out of Business.” The Nation (November 3, 2008).
“Galactic.” The Believer 56 (September/October 2008).
Two poems (“The Enlightenment Effect”; “The Event”). Columbia Poetry Review #21 (Spring
2008),
“City.” With + Stand 1 (Winter 2008).
Two poems (“Contempt”; “Long Term Capital Management”). Counterpath Online No. 2
(2007).
Two poems (“Century”; “Cinema”). Electronic Poetry Review #8 (2007).
“Baader Meinhof Three-Person’d God,” poem. 1913: A Journal of Forms (Vol I, 2004)
Six poems translated into Mandarin. Beijing: Peking University (2004)
Two poems by Genevieve Bernstein, translated from the French by Joshua Clover.
Belladonna (2004)
ANTHOLOGIES (in which poems appear)
Norton Introduction to Literature, 10th Edition, eds. Alison Booth, Kelly J. Mays.
American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics, eds. Rankine and Sewell. Hanover:
Wesleyan University Press, 2007.
Poetry Calendar (three editions), ed. Shafiq Naz. Brussels: Alhambra Press, 2006-2008.
Ghosting Atoms, ed. Lyn Hejinian. Berkeley: University of California, 2005.
The Addison Street Anthology, eds. Robert Hass and Jessica Fisher. Berkeley: Heydey, 2005.
California Poetry, eds. Dana Gioia and Jack Hicks. Berkeley: Heydey, 2004.
Best American Poetry 2003, eds. Yusef Komunyakaa and David Lehman. New York:
Scribners, 2003.
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Cities of Chance: An Anthology Of Innovative Writing From Brazil and America, ed. Edwin
Torres. New York: Ratapallax, 2003.
September 11: West Coast Writers Approach Ground Zero, ed. Jeff Myers. Portland:
Hawthorne, 2002.
Best American Poetry 2001, eds. Robert Hass and David Lehman. New York: Scribners, 2001.
American Poetry: Next Generation, ed. Gerald Costanzo. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon, 2000.
The New Young American Poets, ed. Kevin Prufer. Carbondale: Southern Illinois, 2000.
The Yellow Shoe Poets: Selected Poems 1964-1999, ed. George Garrett. Baton Rouge:
Lousiana State University, 1999.
Pushcart Prize XXIII, ed. Bill Henderson. New York: Pushcart Press, 1998.
Best American Poetry 1997, eds. James Tate and David Lehman. New York: Scribners, 1997.
Pushcart Prize XXII, ed. Bill Henderson. New York: Pushcart Press, 1997.
Pioneering into the 21st Century, ed. Beth Roberts. Rock Island: Quad City Arts, 1996.
In the Company of My Solitude: Writing in the Age of AIDS, ed. Michael Klein. New York:
Persea, 1995.
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS
“1989 and After: Teenpop and the Pax Americana.” American University of Paris (February 18,
2010)
“Point de Capital.” de Roy Lecture, Wayne State University (September 11, 2009)
“Poetry and Money.” Invited talk at Princeton University (May 13, 2009).
“Autumn of the System: Poetry and Finance Capital.” Paper delivered at the Modern
Languages Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA (December 28, 2008).
Solicited for Journal of Narrative Theory.
"Saint of the Negative, Sunday of the Seventies: Guy Debord, Rolf Dieter Brinkmann, and
Futurity's End.” Paper delivered at the National Poetry Foundation Conference “The
Poetry of the 1970s,” Orono, Maine (June 14, 2008)
“Terrorflu, or Where in the World is M.I.A.?” Invited paper delivered at Experience Music Project
Pop Conference, Seattle (April 11, 2008)
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“Is Poetry Historical?” An invited talk for the Graduate Student Poetry and Politics Research
Cluster, University of California, Santa Cruz (February 21, 2008)
“Utopia's Island, Poetry's Trench: Notes on Debord and Jameson.” A paper delivered at the
Society for Utopian Studies Annual Conference, Toronto (October 7, 2007).
“Speed•Form•Ideology, or How Modern Poetry Got So Damn Fast.” An invited paper delivered
at the conference on “Politics, Criticism and the Arts,” Vanderbilt University, Nashville
(April 16, 2007).
“The Form of Form, The Content of Content.” The annual Wallenberg Studio Lecture, Taubman
College of Architecture + Urban Planning, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (February
16, 2007).
“What’s Your Content?” An invited paper for the “Poetry and Politics” panel at Associated
Writing Programs annual conference, Atlanta (March 2, 2007).
“Stock Footage, or the Representability of World Systems.” An invited paper for Center for the
Study of the Novel, Stanford University (January 16, 2007).
“American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics.” Talk and roundtable, Associated
Writing Programs, Austin (November 10, 2006).
“Poetics of the Fragment, Politics of Totality.” Chair of peer seminar, Modernist Studies
Association, Chicago (November 3-6, 2005).
“Apollinaire and the Art of Circulation.” An invited talk at the conference on “Architecture and
Literature: The Narration of Space,” Stanford University (May 7, 2005).
“Ambiguity and Theft: Collage as Not Cultural Practice.” Plenary talk at conference on “Collage
As Cultural Practice,” University of Iowa (March 25, 2005).
“The Fragment and Globality.” An invited talk at conference on “Literary Studies in the Age of
Globalization,” Beijing Normal University (June 30, 2004).
“The Grid and the Labyrinth,” An invited talk to the Department of Literature, Peking University,
Beijing (June 29, 2004).
“Shack Rock.” Invited paper delivered at Experience Music Project Pop Conference, Seattle
(March, 2003).
“The Poetics of Urbanism, or Is There a Modernist City?” Invited talk at the Modernist Studies
Association, Madison (October 30, 2002).
“Good Pop Bad Pop.” Invited paper delivered at Experience Music Project Pop Conference,
Seattle (March 16, 2002).
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“Urbanism for a New Formulary: Poetics and Urbanism.” An invited talk deivered to the
Department of English, Wesleyan College, Middletown (February 1, 2002).
“Ginsberg, The Spectacle, and The Failure of Progressive Politics in American Poetry in the
1960s.” Paper delivered at the National Poetry Foundation Conference “The Poetry of
the 1960s,” Orono, Maine (June 30, 2000).
SELECTED POETRY READINGS
Contemporary Poetry Colloquium. Princeton University. Princeton (May 13, 2009)
Modern Languages Association Annual Convention. San Francisco (December 29, 2008).
Society of Humanities Fellows. Cornell University. Ithaca (March 25, 2008).
Lanier Speaker Series. University of Georgia. Athens (November 14, 2007).
Academy of American Poets. New York Public Library, New York (September 11, 2007).
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Los Angeles (April 29, 2007).
Red Wheelbarrow. Paris (July 11, 2006).
Woodberry Poetry Room. Harvard University. Cambridge (April 13, 2006).
Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Austin, TX (March 9, 2006)
Modern Languages Association Annual Convention. Washington, DC (December 28, 2005).
St. Mark’s Poetry Project. New York (June 1, 2005).
Peking University. Beijing (June 29, 2004).
Modern Languages Association Annual Convention. San Diego (December 29, 2003).
Bay Lit National Poetry Festival. Cardiff (April 2, 2002).
HONORS AND AWARDS
Time Out New York Book of the Year 2009 (1989: Bob Dylan Didn’t Have This to Sing About)
Best Music Writing 2009, eds. Greil Marcus and Daphne Carr. New York: Da Capo (2009). For
the essay “Terrorflu, or Where in the World is M.I.A.?”
PEN Center USA Literary Awards 2007 finalist (The Totality for Kids).
Best Music Writing 2007, eds. Robert Christgau and Daphne Carr. New York: Da Capo (2007).
For the essay “white bread black beer.”
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Village Voice Book of the Year 2006 (The Totality for Kids).
Northen California Book Critics Book of the Year finalist (The Totality for Kids).
KQED Forum Book of the Year 2006 (The Totality for Kids).
Best American Poetry 2003, eds. Yusef Komunyakaa and David Lehman. New York: Scribners
(2003). For the poem “Aeon Flux: June.”
Best American Poetry 2001, eds. Robert Hass and David Lehman. New York: Scribners
(2001). For the poem “Ceriserie.”
Pushcart Prize for Poetry, ed. Bill Henderson. Woodstock, NY: Pushcart Press (1999). For the
poem “Zealous.”
Robert D. Richardson Award for Non-Fiction Writing. The Denver Quarterly, Denver, CO (1999). For
the essay “James Tate and the Problem of Selection.”
Pushcart Prize for Poetry, ed. Bill Henderson. Woodstock, NY: Pushcart Press (1998). For the
poem “El Periférico, or sleep.”
Best American Poetry 1997, eds. James Tate and David Lehman. New York: Scribners (2001).
For the poem “The Map Room.”
Walt Whitman Award for First Book of Poetry. Academy of American Poets, New York, NY (1996).
For the book Madonna anno domini.
University Prize For Excellence in Teaching. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (1991).
Academy of American Poets Prize. Boston University, Boston, MA (1986).
Departmental Prize for Scholarship in English. Boston University, Boston, MA (1986).
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Board of Editors. Film Quarterly, Berkeley (2008-present).
Program Committee. Experience Music Project Pop Conference (2007-2008).
Columnist. “Marx and Coca-Cola,” Film Quarterly, Berkeley (2007-present).
Contributor. The Nation, New York (2006-present).
Contributor. New York Times Sunday Book Review, New York (2005-present)
Poetry Editor. The Village Voice, New York (2004-2006).
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Senior Staff Writer. The Village Voice, New York (1999-2006).
Senior Staff Writer. Spin Magazine, New York (1998-2001).
Conference Organizer. “The Extreme Contemporary,” Stanford University Center for the Study
of the Novel, January 15-16, 2007. With Prof. Margaret Cohen, CSN Director.
Judge. Academy of American Poets Prize (1996-2006, regularly); Shelley Prize in Poetry,
Poetry Society of America (2006); Iowa Prize (2001); The Loft Fellowship and Residency
Series (1999); Barnard Prize for Poetry, Beacon Books (1997). Film Quarterly annual
essay in film critcicism (2008).
External and Program Review. Mills College Master of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) and English
Literature Graduate Programs (2008). University of California San Diego, proposed
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (2006).
Outside Reviewer. Harvard University Press, Duke Univerity Press, University of California
Press, Paideuma: Studies in American and British Modernist Poetry (ongoing).
Outside Reviewer. Graduate Studios, Ecoles d’art americaines de fontainebleau,
Fontainebleau, FR (2006); Graduate Studios, Taubman College of Architecture+Urban
Planning, University of Michigan (2007), Undergraduate Studios (2009); Graduate
Studios, Department of Architecture, University of California Berkeley (2003).
ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITY
Academic Senate
Academic Senate Representative, Davis Division, 2005-2009.
Graduate Council committee on Academic Planning & Development, 2007-2008.
Program reviewer (UCSD proposal for MFA Program in Creative Writing) on behalf of
Coordination Committee on Graduate Affairs, 2006.
College & Campus
Executive Committee, DE in Critical Theory, 2005-2006.
Technoscience, Culture and the Arts Research Cluster founding member, 2005-present.
Fulbright Committee, 2007.
Departmental Service
Graduate Program and Admissions Committee (Department of English), 2008-continuing.
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Dissertation direction (Department of English), 2007-contiinuing.
Dissertation and qualifying exam committee member (Departments of English, French & Italian,
and Comparative Literature), 2005- contiinuing.
Thesis committee member (English Literature M.A.), 2005-continuing.
Thesis direction and committee member (Creative Writing M.A.), 2003-contiinuing.
Advisor for Graduate Student Research Assistantship in the Humanities, 2004-2005
Undergraduate Honors direction, 2004, 2006-2008.
Undergraduate Committee, 2007-2008.
Directed recruitment for Creative Writing, 2007.
Committee for Guest Speakers, 2003-2006.
Committee for Creative Writing, 2003- contiinuing.
Search Committees, 2003-2004 (Assistant Professor, Creative Writing Fiction), 2005-2006
(Assistant Professor, Asian-American Literature).
Graduate student advisor (20th Century American Literature; Creative Writing) 2003-present.
Graduate admissions (poetry writing), 2003-present.
Graduate admissions (creative non-fiction), 2003-present.
Curator/administrator for poetry & fiction reading series, 2003-2006.
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