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Kocher, Ruth Ellen Professor

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  • Dr. Kocher's creative work focuses on form and notions of form, the rhetorical poetics of fragment, sequence, and disruptive narrative. Most recently, she has framed formal experimentation within tropes of subject-position, dominant narratives, and the dialogic displacement of the political voice. Recent projects expand work in poetics to include digital and visual poetry. Her scope of pedagogical research includes investigations of social media, digital literary communities, cultures, and canons.

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  • poetry and poetics, creative writing, digital and mixed media art, narratives and collaborations, social media relative to literary communities, cultures and canons, American Modernism, emergence of African American writing relative to African American artistic movements, history, and literature, Contemporary American literature, literary history, and literary movements, translation and analysis of African diasporic texts

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