A.W. Strouse is a queer poet-scholar with a background in medieval studies.
Ph.D., English, CUNY (2017).
M.Phil., English, CUNY (2014).
M.A., Medieval Studies, Fordham (2012).
B.A., Liberal Arts (Interdisciplinary Science & Literary Studies), Eugene Lang (2008).
PEN America; Brooklyn Wayfarers (Board Member); Babel Working Group; Medieval Academy; MLA
Individual Poems & Stories
Lectures and Panel Discussions
"Medieval Englishes/Trans Poetics," King's College, London, 2019.
"De-Grading," Hunter College, 2019.
“Beginnings and Endings,” Eugene Lang, First-Year Writing Talk, 2018.
“The Foreskins of the Poets,” Eugene Lang, Literary Studies Talk, 2018.
“Literary Theories of Circumcision,” Hunter, English Department Tea, 2017.
“How to Write in Rhyme Royal,” MLA Convention, 2017.
“Peter Abelard as a Queer Theorist,” 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan, 2014.
“Sir Orfeo as Poet, King, Historian: Towards a Poetics of Literary History,” A BABEL Symposium, CUNY GC, 2013.
“‘I wolde his eiʒe were in his ers and his fynger after’: Langland's Queer Dystopia," 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan, 2012.
"In te consumere nomen: The Onomastic Consumption of Nature in Ausonius's Mosella," 36th International Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference, Villanova, 2011.
"Religious Readers, Secular Authors: the Recycling of Divine Love by Late-Medieval Women in the Findern Manuscript," 35th Annual Mid-America Medieval Association Conference, Missouri-Kansas City, 2011.
First-Year Writing Faculty Reading, Eugene Lang, New York, Sept. 2018.
Punctum Books Reading, Bluestockings, New York, Sept. 2018.
Shakespeare & Company, New York, Oct. 2018.
Wayfarers, Brooklyn, Oct. 2018.
BGSQD, LGBTQ Center, New York, Nov. 2018.
poetry and poetics; prosody; odes; ekphrasis; the lyric; sonnets; art writing; docu-poems and experimental cinema; medieval hermeneutics, exegesis, and rhetorical theory; narratology; female mysticism; medieval theology; sex/gender/sexuality/eroticism and form and embodiment and sensuality; socio-historical linguistics and non-standard Englishes and macaronic verse; folk songs; rurality; food studies; post-critical/radical pedagogy.
Grant, “Immersive Anglo-Saxon Pedagogy," CUNY, 2018
Grant, “Open Educational Resources," CUNY, 2018
Prize, “Most Distinguished Dissertation," CUNY, 2017
Prize, “Best Documentary," Experimental Forum, 2017
Augustine & Poetics Confession
Chaucer: The Art of Irony
Invention of Literature
Invention of Literature (Fall 2018)
Invention of Literature: DSC
Invention of Literature: DSC (Fall 2018)
Writing the Essay I
Writing the Essay I (Fall 2018)