Peter Ramos offers courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literatures within a cross-cultural context. His research covers early to modern American writing and confronts questions in contemporary criticism, fiction, and poetry. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing from George Mason University. Peter has published critical articles on William Carlos Williams (in MELUS), Kate Chopin (in College Literature and Critical Insights: The Awakening, ed. Robert C. Evans, (Salem Press, 2014)), William Faulkner and Toni Morrison (in The Faulkner Journal), Walt Whitman, Pablo Neruda and Langston Hughes (in The CEA Critic), James Wright and César Vallejo (in Mandorla), and contemporary and modern Latin American poetry (in Pleiades and Poetry Daily). He has reviews and other scholarly publications featured in Latino Poetry Review, Angels of the Americlypse: An Anthology of New Latin@ Writing (Eds. Carmen Giménez-Smith and John Chavez, Counterpath Press, 2014) and The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity (Eds. Blas Falconer and Lorraine M. López, University of Arizona Press, 2011).
His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, Puerto del Sol, Painted Bride Quarterly, Verse, Fugue, Indiana Review, Poet Lore, The Chattahoochee Review, Mississippi Review (online), Slipstream, Meridian, elimae and other journals. Nominated three times for a Pushcart Prize, Peter is the author of one book of poetry, Please Do Not Feed the Ghost (BlazeVox Books, 2008), and three shorter collections: Television Snow (Back Pages Books, 2014), Watching Late-Night Hitchcock & Other Poems (handwritten press 2004), and Short Waves (White Eagle Coffee Store Press 2003).
ENG 638: Major Works of William Faulkner
ENG 621: Hawthorne and Melville; Definitions of American Literature
ENG 590: Literature of the Americas
ENG 490 W, Senior Seminar: The Modern American Novel; The American Renaissance
ENG 443: American Poetry after 1900
ENG 441: Romantic Movement in American Literature
ENG 445: American Realism
ENG 442: American Novel to 1900
ENG 403: Independent Study/ Advanced Creative Writing, Poetry
ENG 306 W: Creative Writing, Poetry
ENG 220: American Literature I
ENG 221: American Literature II
ENG 190 W: Introduction to Literary Analysis
ENG 151: Introduction to Poetry
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