Poetry and Poetics
Ingrid Becker is a third-year student in the program with interests in 20th century British and American literature, particularly poetry and poetics, and particularly in the contexts of its engagement with other disciplines--cultural studies, sociology, politics--and with public and private institutions. She is drawn toward questions of formal experimentation with regard to changing historical pressures and critical paradigms, and enjoys archival research. She is currently writing an article on the relation between generic multiplicity and the tensions of racial and global Cold War politics in Richard Wright's nonfiction work of the 1950s. Ingrid holds a BA from Boston University and an MSt from Oxford University.