Anthony J. Cuda

Tony Cuda teaches classes on transatlantic modernism and twentieth-century international poetry. His research focuses on modern and post-war transatlantic poetry and poetics. He is finishing a manuscript, tentatively titled “The Passions of Modernism,” that addresses modernism’s fascination with powerlessness and vulnerability and its effects on theories of emotion, creativity, and inspiration in early twentieth-century writers including W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, Virginia Woolf, and Thomas Mann. His reviews of contemporary poetry appear regularly in The New Criterion, FIELD: Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, The International Poetry Review, and the American Book Review. Professor Cuda holds a B.A. in English from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. from Emory University in Atlanta. He joined the English faculty at UNCG in the Fall of 2006.

There are 3 included publications by Anthony J. Cuda :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
The Slender Mr. Cogito.” Rev. of Collected Poems, 1956-1998, Zbigniew Herbert. 2007 1886 "Fatten your animal for sacrifice" Apollo warned the ancient Greek poet Callimachus, whom opponents criticized for avoiding civic verse, "but keep your muse slender." The implication of this directive--that poetry's aesthetic value depends upon its r...
The Turbulent Lives of Yeats's Painted Horses. 2007 1253 HAD THINGS GONE the way he hoped, Yeats would have been in Japan by 1921, combing the museums and mountains for ancient paintings and statuary, or perhaps wandering through `some forgotten city, where the streets are full of grass' and `where there i...
“What Matters Most.” Rev. of Selected Poems, 1931-2005, Czeslaw Milosz. 2007 4856 Czeslaw Milosz took a long, thoughtful pause midway through a reading he gave in December 1975 at the Guggenheim. The audience rustled their programs and shifted in their seats. Perhaps it was the prodding irony of a line from the poem he had just re...