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Patrick Barron

Title: Professor

Phone: 617.287.6700


Department: English

Areas of Expertise

Twentieth-century American and Italian Poetry; Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism; Native American Literature; Professional Writing; Literary Translation


PhD, University of Nevada, Reno
MS, Geography, University of Nevada, Reno
MA, Queen's University of Belfast
BA, University of Oregon

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information


“Cinematic Space in Rome’s Disabitato: Between Metropolis and Terrain Vague in the Films of Fellini, Antonioni, and Pasolini.” (Co-authored with Manuela Mariani.) Modernism/modernity 18.2 (2011): 309-33.

“Unmasked Representations of Space in Edward Dorn’s ‘The Land Below’ and ‘Idaho Out.’” Paideuma 36.1-2 (2010): 105-30.

“Edward Dorn’s Heretical Spatial Knowledge in ‘The North Atlantic Turbine’ and Gunslinger.” The Midwest Quarterly 49.4 (2008): 401-15.

“Tra colline e canali: seguendo gli indizi di Andrea Zanzotto.” Andrea Zanzotto tra Soligo e laguna di Venezia. Ed. Gilberto Pizzamiglio. Venice: Leo S. Olschki/Fondazione Giorgio Cini, 2008. 193-212.

“Gianni Celati’s Poetic Prose: Physical, Marginal, Spatial.” Italica 84.2-3 (Summer-Autumn, 2007): 323-44.

“‘The actual universe as a geography’: Charles Olson’s Exploration of Dogtown in The Maximus Poems.” The Worcester Review 27.1-2 (2007): 103-16.