Susan L. Edmunds (Ph.D., Yale) is Professor of English at Syracuse University. She specializes in the fields of U.S. modernism and twentieth-century U.S. fiction. Her first book, Out of Line: History, Psychoanalysis, and Montage in H.D.’s Long Poems (Stanford University Press, 1994), traces the influence of psychoanalytic and film theory on the development of a montage aesthetic in H.D.’s war poetry. Her second book, Grotesque Relations: Modernist Domestic Fiction and the U.S. Welfare State (Oxford University Press, 2008), examines modernist writers' critical response to the rise of a uniquely “family-centered” U.S. welfare state. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on U.S. modernism and the Harlem Renaissance, as well as on modern American and postwar U.S. fiction.
Grotesque Relations: Modernist Domestic Fiction and the U.S. Welfare State, Oxford University Press; 1 edition (August 14, 2008), 272pp., ISBN-13: 978-0195338539
Out of Line: History, Psychoanalysis, and Montage in H. D.‘s Long Poems, by Susan Edmunds, Stanford University Press; 1 edition (December 1, 1994), 256pp., ISBN-13: 978-0804723701
Areas of Supervision
Professor Edmunds has supervised M.A. and Ph.D. theses on U.S. modernism as well as on broad range of topics in twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture. These topics have included: literature of the Counterculture; critical race studies; experimental literature, film and performance art; literature and spatial theory; proletarian literature; South Asian diasporic fiction; and literature and the welfare state.