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9/17/15:  Prof. Kim van Alkemade will read from her debut novel, Orphan #8, at 7:00 p.m. in Old Main Chapel.

10/15/15:  Pulitzer Prize winning author Adam Johnson will read from his new collection of short stories, Fortune Smiles, at 6:30 p.m. in Old Main Chapel. 
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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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Michael W. Bibby

Professor of English

Office: Wright 330
Phone:  717.477.1723
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B.A., Ohio State University (1979);
M.A., Creative Writing and Poetry, University of Minnesota (1990);
Ph.D., Concentration--20th century American poetry and Theory, University of Minnesota (1993).


Research/Teaching Interests:
Post-1900 American poetry; Vietnam-era poetry; poetry and political activism; literary and cultural theory; American literature; African American poetry; subcultural studies

Selected Publications:
Hearts and Minds: Bodies, Poetry, and Resistance in the Vietnam Era (Rutgers UP, 1996).
Worrying the Line: African-American Poetry and the Racial Uncanny, 1945-1955 (UP Mississippi, under contract).
Ed., The Vietnam War and Postmodernity (U Massachusetts P, 2000)
Ed. with Lauren Goodlad, Goth: Undead Subculture (Duke UP, forthcoming).

Chapters & Articles
"What is ‘innovative’ after 9-11-01?: Reflections from the MSA 01 Conference,” In-Conference, ed. Elizabeth Frost and Linda Kinnahan, How2: Contemporary Innovative Writing by Women 1.7 (Spring 2002).

"Insurgent Poetry and the Ideology of the Poetic," in Poetics/Politics, ed. Amitava Kumar (St. Martin's Press, 1999), 135-54.

"Fragging the Chains of Command: GI Resistance Poetry and Mutilation," The Journal of American Culture 16 (Fall 1993): 29-38.

"'Where is Vietnam?': Antiwar Poetry and the Canon," College English 55 (Feb. 1993): 158-178.