I’m teaching my “Desperate Domesticity” course on the American 1950s, nicknamed “From Cheever to Beaver” by a former student. And I find myself thinking about cookbooks and gender performance as I… Read More
PREAMBLE In the past two weeks I’ve team-taught a polymers unit for Materials Science Engineering, and I’ve presented a cultural analysis for the Modernist Studies Association. Does this odd convergence… Read More
About Marsha Bryant
Marsha Bryant's interdisciplinary research links literature to a diversity of materials, including advertising, art, Egyptology, film, magazines, and music. Her latest book, Women's Poetry and Popular Culture, received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Bryant’s most popular courses include Modern British Poetry, Desperate Domesticity: the American 1950s, and Post-Punk Cultures: The British 80s. She is a member of UF's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars, and Associate Editor of Contemporary Women's Writing.
Women’s Poetry and Popular Culture
Marsha Bryant’s book explores the counterintuitive innovations that women poets fashion from Hollywood films, household advertising, mass magazines, children’s books, and tabloid journalism.