Duke University Linguistics Program

    Frederick C Moten
  • Frederick C Moten

  • Helen L. Bevington Professor of Modern Poetry
  • 310 Allen Building
  • Campus Box 90015
  • Phone: (919) 668-0279
  • Office Hours: Spring 2013
    Fridays 10-12 and by appointment
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Specialties

    • African American Literature
    • Creative Writing
  • Research Description

    Fred Moten's field is black studies, where he works at the intersection of performance, poetry and critical theory. He is author of Arkansas (Pressed Wafer Press, 2000), Poems (with Jim Behrle) (Pressed Wafer Press, 2002), In the Break: The Aesthetics of the Black Radical Tradition (University of Minnesota Press, 2003), I ran from it but was still in it. (Cusp Books, 2007), Hughson’s Tavern (Leon Works, 2008) and B Jenkins (Duke University Press, 2010).
  • Education

      • PhD,
      • University of California, Berkeley,
      • 1994
      • A.B.,
      • Harvard University,
      • 1985
  • Selected Publications

      • "from Block Chapel."
      • Hambone
      • 20
      • (Fall, 2012)
      • :
      • 250-60.
      • "from Fortrd.Fortrn."
      • Denver Quarterly
      • 46
      • .4
      • (July, 2012)
      • :
      • 79-81.
      • "Liner Notes for Lick Piece."
      • Benjamin Patterson: Born in the State of Fluxus.
      • Ed. Valerie Cassell Oliver.
      • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,
      • 2012.
      • 212-220.
      • with
      • with Christina Crosby, Lisa Duggan, Roderick Ferguson, Kevin Floyd, Miranda Joseph, Heather Love, Robert McRuer, Tavia Nyong’o, Lisa Rofel, Jordana Rosenberg, Gayle Salamon, Dean Spade and Amy Villarejo.
      • "Queer Studies, Materialism and Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion."
      • GLQ
      • 18
      • .1
      • (January, 2012)
      • :
      • 127-47.
      • "'Come on, get it!' 6-9.1."
      • Amerarcana
      • 2
      • (Winter, 2011)
      • :
      • 28-34.
      • with
      • Stefano Harney.
      • "Politics Surrounded."
      • South Atlantic Quarterly
      • 110
      • .4
      • (Fall, 2011)
      • :
      • 985-88.
      • "Necessity, Immensity and Crisis: Many Edges/Seeing Things."
      • Floor
      • I
      • (October, 2011)
      • .
      • [web]
      • "'Come on, get it!' 1-5."
      • The Recluse
      • 6
      • (Spring, 2010)
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  • PhD Students

    • Ashon T Crawley
      • Status: PostQual
      • Thesis: “Black Sacred Breath: Historicity, Performance and the Aesthetics of BlackPentacostalism”
    • J. Peter Moore
      • Status: PostQual
      • Thesis: “Other than a Citizen: Vernacular Humanism in Postmodern American Poetry”
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    • Darrell F. Smith Jr.
    • Rizvana Bradley
      • Status: PostQual
      • Thesis: “Corporeal Resurfacings: Thornton Dial, Faustin Linyekula, and Nick Cave,”