Zane Koss is a postdoctoral teaching fellow in the English Department at NYU, where he completed his PhD in May 2022. A poet, scholar, and translator, his current scholarly book project, Distant Presence: Translation, Circulation, and Sites of Contact in Canadian and Mexican Poetry, 1957-1985, uses archival research, original interviews, and close readings to uncover points of connection between Canadian and Mexican poets from the 1950s to the 1980s. This research focuses on canonical if countercultural late-twentieth-century poets who cultivated cross-border dialogues and transnational poetic communities in a period typically defined by ascendant literary nationalism in both Canada and Mexico, arguing that these previously undiscerned connections require a new understanding of poetic community and the literature of the Americas. In addition to his scholarly work, Zane is the author of Harbour Grids (Invisible 2022) and co-translator of Hugo García Manríquez’s Commonplace (Cardboard House 2022), as a member of the “North American Free Translation Agreement.” He teaches courses in modern and contemporary literature, creative writing, and critical theory.
ENGL-UA 101, Introduction to the Study of Literature
ENGL-UA 712, Major Texts in Critical Theory
ENGL-UA 910/911, Creative Writing Capstone
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