Jennifer Ashton

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    College: Liberal Arts and Sciences Department: English
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 1912 University Hall Phone: 312-413-2233
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    contemporary American poetry, literary theory, aesthetic theory

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 2

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Humanities or Arts majors preferred, but I am happy to work with anyone who is a capable library user.

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    I am working on a scholarly book on very recent American poetry and literary theory. I am looking for a research assistant who is interested in contemporary poetry. I need help with a very specific research task, which is to look up books by writers affiliated with an important late 20th-century poetry movement, Language poetry, and search the indexes of those books for references to some key writers from the modernist period. This work can open up into more substantive discussions. Please contact me for a quick interview if you think you might be available to work on this project. It shouldn't involve more than 10 hours total, although I would prefer to have the information by the end of February, at which point, if you would like to keep working for the rest of the semester, we can talk about other research needs for this book project.

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