Additional Campus Affiliations
- Emeritus Professor - English
- modern poetry, critical theory, the politics of higher education
- B.A. Antioch College; PhD University of Rochester
Nelson, Cary Our Last First Poets: Vision and History in Contemporary American Poetry Urbana U of Illinois Press 1981.
Repression and Recovery: Modern American Poetry and the Politics of Cultural Memory, 1910-1945 Madison U of Wisconsin Press 1989.
Manifesto of a Tenured Radical New York New York U Press 1997.
Revolutionary Memory: Recovering the Poetry of the American Left New York Routledge 2001.
No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom New York New York U Press 2010.
Academic Keywords: A Devil's Dictionary for Higher Education New York Routledge 1999.
Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Academy New York Routledge 2004.
Recommended Principles to Guide Academy-Industry Relationships Washington, DC American Association of University Professors 2014.
Madrid 1937: Letters of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade from the Spanish Civil War New York Routledge 1996.
Will Teach for Food: Academic Labor in Crisis Minneapolis U of Minnesota Press 1997.
Anthology of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry New York Oxford U Press 2014.
The Oxford Companion to Modern and Contemporary American Poetry New York Oxford U Press 2012.
Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture Urbana U of Illinois Press 1988.
Cultural Studies New York Routledge 1992.
The Wound and the Dream: Sixty Years of American Poetry About the Spanish Civil War Urbana U of Illinois Press 2002.
The Collected Poems of Edwin Rolfe Urbana U of Illinois Press 1993.
Wicked Times: Selected Poems by Aaron Kramer Urbana U of Illinois Press 2004.
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University: Poetry, Politics, and the Profession, EDITED BY MICHAEL ROTHBERG AND PETER GARRETT Albany State U of New York Press 2009.