Eben Wood studied creative writing at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where he received his MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry). After teaching for several years at the Athenian School, in Danville, CA, he returned to Michigan for his PhD. in English Languages and Literatures. His doctoral dissertation, “Black Abstraction: The Umbra Workshop and an African-American Avantgarde,” was completed under the supervision of Dr. Alan Wald and Dr. Marjorie Levinson. Dr. Wood attended the 2001 School in Criticism and Theory at Cornell University, where he studied globalization with Perry Anderson, and was a 2001-2002 Fellow at the Institute for the Humanities, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2004 he has been a member of the English Department faculty and of the Program in Women’s Studies at Kingsborough Community College, The City University of New York.
English 93: Developmental EnglishEnglish 12: Freshman English I (Honors Program)English 24: Freshman English II (Honors Program)English 30: Introduction to LiteratureEnglish 40: Short FictionEnglish 42: PoetryEnglish 56: Creative Writing (Fiction)English 57: Creative Writing (Poetry)English 77: The Roots of African-American Literature
In addition, Prof. Wood has taught a number of one-semester seminars in cross-genre creative writing and the literatures of New York City.
PhD., English Language and Literatures, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
MFA, Creative Writing (Poetry), The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
B.A., English, Colgate University
“Grimonprez’s Remix.” In Terrorism, Media, and the Ethics of Fiction: Transatlantic Perspectives on Don DeLillo (Continuum, 2010). Reprinted in It’s a Poor Sort of Memory That Only Works Backward: A Johan Grimonprez Reader (Hatje-Cantz, forthcoming 2011).
“’I Have No Idea What You Do Out Here’: Community Colleges, Academic Freedom, and the University as Global Marketplace” (scholarly article). JAF: The Journal of Academic Freedom. Vol. 1 (2010). Co-authored with Dr. Libby Garland, Department of History, Kingsborough Community College.
“The Private Lives of Systems: Rukeyser, Hayden, Middle Passage” (scholarly article). Modernism/Modernity 17.1 (January 2010).
“They Don’t Sleep Anymore on the Beach” (non-fiction). Variations #16 (Fall 2008).
“The Falcon of Buenos Aires” (fiction). Variations #15 (Fall 2007).
“The Masturah Well” (fiction). Black Warrior Review 33 #2 (Spring-Summer 2007).
“The River Come Down” (fiction). Boston Review (Summer 2003).
"Ruskin Variation" and "Proper Meaning Superstition" (poems). FENCE Vol. 3 #2 (Fall/Winter 2000-2001).
“Korea, Korai: Chris Marker’s Coréenes” Photography and Cinema: 50 Years of Chris Marker’s La JetéeUniversidade Nova de LisboaFaculty of Social and Human SciencesNovember 27-28, 2012
CuratorBorough/Burrow: 4 Brooklyn ArtistsThe Art GalleryKingsborough Community College, The City University of New YorkMarch 1-29, 2011
Conference Keynote Introduction/Moderator/Co-OrganizerA Roundtable on Brooklyn and DevelopmentKingsborough Community College, The City University of New YorkOctober 13, 2011
Keynote PanelistChanging Your Community: An Event on Brooklyn and DevelopmentBK Nation/5 SpotFort Greene, BrooklynJune 11, 2011
Author Talk: Remembering the Forgotten WarArtists and Audience Exchange, The New York Foundation for the ArtsNew York Public Library, DeKalb BranchBrooklyn, NYMay 14, 2010
Conference Keynote Introduction/Moderator/Co-OrganizerDreamland Pavilion: Brooklyn and DevelopmentKingsborough Community College, The City University of New YorkOctober 2-3, 2009
Curator“The Soul is the Size of Elsewhere”: Brooklyn and Development, An ExhibitionThe Art GalleryKingsborough Community College, The City University of New YorkSeptember-October, 2009
American and African-American literatures; history of the avantgarde; modernism and postmodernism; cross-genre writing, film, and photography; contemporary American art; urbanism and urbanization; globalization and cultural diasporas; history and culture of the Korean War.
Modern Languages Association; Northeast MLA; Modernist Studies Association