STEVEN COLLIER BROWN
One Bow Street, Suite 250
Cambridge, MA 02138
PhD, American Studies, Harvard University, expected May 2017.
MFA, Poetry, McNeese State University, May 2008.
MA, Literature, McNeese State University, May 2008.
BA, Literature, McNeese State University, May 2005.
FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Nomination for Harvard Society of Fellows 2015
Radcliffe Dissertation Completion Fellowship,
Harvard University 2015-16
Bok Center Teaching Award, Harvard 2015
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Merit/Term-Time
Fellowship, Harvard University 2013
Bok Center Teaching Award, Harvard 2012
History of American Civilization Summer Research Grant,
Harvard University 2011
Pushcart Nomination 2009
Doré Graduate Research Grant, McNeese State University 2005-2007
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century American Fiction and Poetry
History of Photography
Preceptor, Harvard University
Expos 20, 2016-present
The American Novel: Dreiser to the Present, with Professor Philip Fisher, English Department, Harvard University, Spring 2015.
Poems, Poets, Poetry, with Professor Helen Vendler, English Department, Harvard University, Fall 2014.
Science and Religion in American History, History Department, with Professor Andrew Jewett, Harvard, Fall 2014.
American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac, with Professors Timothy McCarthy and John Stauffer, English Department, Harvard University, Fall 2013.
The Civil War from Nat Turner to Birth of a Nation, with Professors Amanda Claybaugh an John Stauffer, Harvard University, Spring 2013.
The Romance: From Jane Austen to Chick Lit, with Professor Linda Schlossberg, Women and Gender Studies, Harvard University, Fall 2012.
English 090: Developmental English, McNeese State University 2005-2006
English 101: Freshman Composition, McNeese State University 2006-2007
English 102: Freshman Research Composition McNeese State University 2007-2008
Writing 104: Writing to Inform and Explain, University of Rhode Island 2008-2009
Louisiana Governor’s Program for Gifted Students:
Poetry/Fiction (McNeese) Summer 2008
Tutor for Harvard Writing Center 2014-present
“Agrivated Assault: From Guerrilla Gardening to the Age of Ecology,” The Good Gardener: Nature, Humanity, and the Garden (London: Black Dog Publishing, 2015).
“The Heckler and the Magician: Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Ripley, and the Dystopian Romance” Utopian Studies, revise and resubmit.
Coauthored with Prof. John Stauffer introduction to Mr. Emerson’s Revolution, ed. Jean Mudge, forthcoming.
“Planting My Cabbages (Photo: Death),” Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden (London: Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012).
“The Man on the Dump,” McNeese Review 49 (2011).
“Be-Longing: Translating Leslie Norris’s Meaningful Distance” Literature and Belief, 29 & 30.1 (2010).
Der Garten (Edition Galerie Vevais) Forthcoming.
Eye, Thus Far, Unplucked (Stephen F. Austin Press, 2017)
Werkdruck No. 37: Photographs by Beth Moon, Poem by Steven Brown (edition Galerie Vevais, 2015)
To the Wheatlight of June (South Dennis, MA: 21st Editions, 2013).
Moth and Bonelight (South Dennis, MA: 21st Editions, 2010).
“The Return” and “Gulf Coast Dialogues” The Freeman (2015).
“In Response to the Fear that CERN Will Collide Protons in Its
Accelerator and Create a Black Hole” Unsplendid 5.1 (2013).
“Dirt Daubers” Measure 7.1 (2012)
“The Wingkeepers” Poetry East
“Real Estate” featured on Verse Daily, January 10, 2011.
“Penumbra” Best New Poets 2010, selected by Claudia Emerson.
“Onward, Outward” Barrow Street, Fall/Winter (2010).
“Real Estate,” “Jar Season,” and “Morning Auguries” Unsplendid 3.1 (2010).
“Stalks of Affluence” and “Defection of the Seraphim” Measure 4.1 (2009).
“Conversions” Asheville Poetry Review, 19 (2009).
“Late Hours for the Harvesters” and “June Interrupted” Indiana Review 31.1.
“Whale Bone” Rattle (2006).
Writings on Visual Art (Selected)
Photography: “Unremembered Pleasures,” The Art of Ruin (Santa Fe: Twin Palms Publishers, 2015).
Photography: “Eternity in Present Tense: Beth Moon and the Art of the Tree” Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time (New York: Abbeville Press, 2014).
Painting and Art History: “Against Decorum: Scratching the Surface of Dino Valls,” Dino Valls: Ex Picturis II (Bliesdorf, Germany: Edition Galerie Vevais, 2014).
Photography: “Dreams and Memories of a Past Life,” Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography (London: Thames & Hudson, 2013).
Photography: “The Pathless Places of Beth Moon,” Between Earth and Sky (Milan, Italy: Charta, 2013).
Photography: “As I Wandered the Streets: The Photography of Daidō Moriyama,” Eyemazing (Fall 2012)
Photography: “A Sweet and Senseless Shiver: The Photography of Rimaldas Viksraitis,” Eyemazing (Fall 2012).
Photography: “The Magic Gardens of Hermann Försterling,” Eyemazing (Spring 2012)
Photography: “Like Nothing Else: Jack Spencer and the Dominions of Photography” (South Dennis, MA: 21st Editions, 2011).
Photography: “Defaceting the Diamond: Translations of the Tressian Eye,” Pointers (Bliesdorf, Germany: Edition Galerie Vevais, 2011).
Coeditor of Daniel Aaron [Professor Emeritus, Harvard University] Commonplace Book 1934-2012 (Brooklyn: Wafer Press, 2015).
Organized and Directed a Conference at Harvard called Sensing Wonder, Serious Play: Ecology and Children’s Literature (October 25, 2013)
“Agrivated Assault: Guerrilla Gardening, Yarn Bombs, and the Seeds of Utopia” Conference Title: Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden, sponsored by the University of Delaware, June 6-9, 2013.
“Daughters of the Machine: Haraway, Heth, and the Femme Nouvelle” at the NEASA (New England American Studies Association) Annual Conference entitled “The Arts and the Public” Boston, MA October 1-3, 2010.
“Re-Imaging Utopia: Crises of Temporality in Robert ParkeHarrison’s The Architect’s Brother” at the 34th Annual Meeting of The Society for Utopian Studies (Oct 30-Nov 1 2009).
NONACADEMIC PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Founding Editor, Od Review (www.odreview.com) 2016-present
Editor for 21st Editions (South Dennis Massachusetts) 2015-present
Editor for Edition Galerie Vevais (Vevais, Germany) 2010-present
Book Reviewer for Photo-Eye 2017-present
Juror for International Photography Awards 2014-present
Juror for Moscow International Photography Awards 2015
German (conversational and reading), Spanish (reading), French (reading)