Daniel Kane

Professor of American literature at Department of English

+4618-471 2209
Visiting address:
Engelska parken, Thunbergsvägen 3 L

Postal address:
Box 527
751 20 Uppsala

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I was born in New York City and raised in Manila, Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; London, England; Tenafly, New Jersey; and New York City. I received my BA from Marlboro College in Vermont (1990) and my Ph.D from New York University (2000).

My research explores poetry in relationship to other genres - film, theater, music, and visual art especially. I welcome research proposals from prospective PhD students working in any of the following areas:

  • the New American Poetry
  • the New American Cinema
  • the New York School (poetry, cinema, painting, dance)
  • contemporary poetry of England and North America
  • the Beat Generation (poetry, the novel, cinema, music)
  • Downtown culture of New York City (e.g., CBGB, La Mama, the Loft, the Poetry Project, Max's Kansas City)
  • 20th and 21st-century North American and European avant-garde culture
  • North American punk rock (music and literature)

Doctoral and MPhil projects I have supervised include:

  • Diarmuid Hester, “Passionate Creation, Passionate Destruction: Art and Anarchy in the Work of Dennis Cooper”
  • Luke Walker, “William Blake in the 1960s: Counterculture and Radical Reception”
  • Freyja Madsen, "Never Stationary: Examining the Influence of Creative Destruction in the work of Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder"
  • Alex Howard, “The life and times of Charles Henri Ford, Blues, and the belated renovation of modernism"
  • David Hull, "Modernism and state power in the pre-war poetry and prose of Ezra Pound, 1911–1914"
  • Jian Farmouhand, "Charles Bukowski and Cinematic Influences"

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