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Dr Rebecca Kosick

Dr Rebecca Kosick

Dr Rebecca Kosick
BA Hons(Mich.), MA(Chic.), MA(C'nell), PhD(C'nell)

Lecturer
Research Fellow in Modern Languages

Office Room 1.72, 21 Woodland Road
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7948

Research summary

My research is primarily interested how poetry intersects with the visual arts and other media. I focus on the 20th century and contemporary periods and examine literary and aesthetic objects from the American Hemisphere. I have published on such topics as the relationship between participatory poetry and conceptual art in Brazil, the material aspects of translation, and inventive forms of Chilean poetry such as artist books and postcard poems. My research also investigates poetry and art in the United States and Canada, and through my work with the Bristol Poetry Institute, I have growing interests in British contemporary poetry.

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Biography

I joined the University of Bristol in September 2015 as Lecturer in Translation Studies. I am a member of the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies and am co-director of the Bristol Poetry Institute. Previously, I was a Mellon Graduate Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, where I also received my Ph.D. in comparative literature. Before coming to Bristol, I held teaching positions at Cornell, Penn State University, and the University of Chicago. 

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