Joel Bettridge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Stratford Hall Room 201 | 725-3566 |

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B.A. 1997 Emory University
Ph.D. 2002 State University of New York, Buffalo

On the PSU faculty since 2006

FIELDS: Twentieth-Century American Literature; Modernism; Contemporary Poetry; Poetics



Joel Bettridge is the author of three books of poetry, The Public Life of Chemistry, Presocratic Blues, and That Abrupt Here, as well as two  critical studies, Avant-Garde Pieties: Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics and Reading as Belief: Language Writing, Poetics, Faith. He co-edited Ronald Johnson: Life and Works. Currently he is an Associate Professor of English at Portland State University.


The Twentieth-Century Avant-garde; Contemporary American Poetry; Modernism; Ways of Knowing: Humanities; Contemporary Literature; The Bible as Literature