Kristen Case

Title
Associate Professor of English
Telephone
207.778.7239
Bio

Kristen Case teaches courses in American literature, environmental writing, and the intersection of 20th- and 21st-century American literature and philosophy.  She has published essays on Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and William James, and is the author of American Pragmatism and Poetic Practice: Crosscurrents from Emerson to Susan Howe (Camden House, 2011). Her poetry collection, Little Arias (New Issues, 2015) won the Maine literary Award for Poetry.  She is co-editor of the volumes Thoreau at 200: Essays and Reassessments (Cambridge UP, 2016) and 21|19: Contemporary Poets on Nineteenth-Century American Texts (forthcoming, Milkweed Editions). She directs Thoreau’s Kalendar: A Digital Archive of the Phenological Manuscripts of Henry David Thoreau and The New Commons Project, a public humanities initiative sponsored by the Mellon Foundation.


Degrees

  • 2009 PhD City University of New York
  • 2003 MFA City University of New York
  • 1998 BA Columbia University
  • 2000 MED Bank Street College of Education
Kristen Case