Alison R Rieke

Associate Professor


Ph. D.: University of Kentucky 1984

Abbreviated Publications

Book Chapter

"Teaching Wallace Stevens: Practical Essays." Wallace Stevens in the Classroom, ‘More Truly and More Strange’. Ed. John N. Serio and B. J. Leggett. Knoxville, TN: Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1993. 129, 139.

"Richard Wright: Myths and Realities." Articulation and Collaboration in Richard Wright’s Major Fiction. Ed. C. James Trotman. Garland, 1988. 111, 123.

"The Faith of a (Woman ) Writer." Two Women: The Transformations. Ed. Alice Kessler-Harris and William McBrien. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987. 71, 81.

Peer Reviewed Publications

"The Sound of the Queen's Seemings in 'Description Without Place.'" The Wallace Stevens Journal. 33.1 (Spring 2009): 44-60.

"’Quotation and Originality’: Notes and Manuscripts to Louis Zukofsky’s ‘A’." The Library Chronicle of the Humanities Research Center 38/39 (1987): 76, 105.

"Donne’s Riddles." Journal of English and Germanic Philology 83 (1984): 1, 20.

"’Plunder’ or ‘Accessibility to Experience’: Consumer Culture and Marianne Moore’s Modernist Self-Fashioning ." Journal of Modern Literature 27.1/2 (2003): 149, 170.

"Ariadne’s Apron Strings: Stevens and André Gide." The Wallace Stevens Journal 21 (1997): 36, 54.

"Words’ Contexts, Contexts’ Nouns: Zukofsky’s Objectivist Quotations." Contemporary Literature 33 (1992): 113, 134.

"Stevens’ Armchair Travel: The Sound of the Foreign." The Wallace Stevens Journal 15 (1991): 165, 177.

"Doughty’s Vesuvius in ‘Esthétique du Mal’." The Wallace Stevens Journal 14 (1990): 123, 140.

"Stevens in Corsica, Lear in New Haven." The New England Quarterly 63 (1990): 35, 59.


The Senses of Nonsense. Iowa City: The University of Iowa Press, 1992.


"The Metaphysics of Sound in Wallace Stevens." The Wallace Stevens Journal. (1996): 117, 119.

"The Matrix of Modernism: Pound, Eliot, & Early 20th-Century Thought." American Literature. (1986): 648, 649.

"The United States v. One Book Entitled Ulysses by James Joyce. Documents and Commentary—A 50 Year Retrospective." American Notes and Queries. (1984): 155, 156.