Director, Office of Honors and Scholars Program
University Honors Program
Additional Positions at AU
Interim Director, University Honors Program
Professorial Lecturer, Literature and American Studies
Michael Manson is the Interim Director of the University Honors Program.
He teaches in the Literature Department and the American Studies program and is the author of several articles concerning modernist poetry and poetic form, discussing Robert Frost, Sterling A. Brown, Jay Wright, Lorine Niedecker, Gary Soto, Robert Hass, and Emily Dickinson. He is co-editor of “The Calvinist Roots of the Modern Era” (UP New England, 1997). His book project is entitled “Body Language: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Poetic Form,” and he contributed to the “Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.” He has served as the president of the Robert Frost Society (2006-2007) and as the executive director of the Northeast Modern Language Association (1997-2000). In 2005, he organized a Symposium on Poetic Form for the American Literature Association.
PhD, University of Virginia
MA, University of Virginia
BA, Rice University
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