Dr. Joseph S. Pizza 

Director of Rhetoric, Honors Institute Associate Professor of English

josephpizza@bac.edu

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  • B.A., Rider University
  • M.A., Ohio University
  • M.St., Oxford University
  • D.Phil, Oxford University
  • Transatlantic Modernism
  • Jazz and Modernism
  • Honors American Literature
  • Honors Dante
  • Milton
  • Twentieth-Century British Catholic Novelists
  • Western Literature
  • Rhetoric
  • Business Communication
  • Communication Essentials
  • Peer-Reviewed Articles and Essays:
    • “Performance, Improvisation, and Seriality in the Poetry of Nathaniel Mackey,” currently under consideration at Callaloo
    • “Continental Drift: Charles Olson and the English Intelligencer,” forthcoming in Contemporary Literature
  • Book Reviews:
    • “The Rise and Fall of Meter, by Meredith Martin,” The Hopkins Quarterly 41.3-4 (2014): 112-6.
    • “Faith and Form in Victorian Poetry and Religion, by Kirstie Blair,” Religion and Literature 83.2 (2014): 513-17.
    • “British Romanticism and the Catholic Question. by Michael Tomko,” Theology and Literature, 27.2 (2013): 244-7.
  • Scholarly Presentations
    • 2017 “Seriality and Improvisation in the Fiction of Nathaniel Mackey” to be presented as part of the “Music and Modern Fiction” panel at the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention in Atlanta, GA in November
    • 2017 “Black Mountain and Jazz: Creeley, Olson, and ‘Open Field Poetics,’” given at the annual Reviewing Black Mountain Conference in Asheville, NC
    • 2015 “‘Moment’s Notice’: Nathaniel Mackey and Jazz,” presented as part of the Jazz and Modernism Panel at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention in Durham, NC
    • 2014 “Listening to Ash Wednesday,” given as part of the T.S. Eliot Society Panel at the annual South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention in Atlanta, GA
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature
  • African American Studies
  • Writing and Rhetoric