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.