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Dr Spring Ulmer

African American Literature

West Chester University



Spring Ulmer is an Assistant Professor of English at West Chester University, USA, where she teaches creative writing and African American Literature courses. Her articles include: “Against ‘Lynch Law’ in the Age of Extrajudicial Killing and War Crimes” anthologized in Post-racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Study; “Solidarity under Winter Suns: Reading Aslı Erdoğan across Genres and against Nationalisms” in Comparative Feminism, Postmodernism, Postcolonialism: Gender and Sexual Identity in Contemporary Turkish Literature and Culture, and “Can Good Come of the Visual Poetry of Torture in Chris Marker’s La Jetée and W. G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn?” in Photography and Cinema, 50 years of La jetée.

She is currently at work on a scholarly collection, Lyric Terror, an analysis of artists’ and writers’ responses to nationalism, globalization, and genocide. Spring is also the author of a collection of essays, The Age of Virtual Reproduction, published by Essay Press in 2009, and a book of poetry, Benjamin’s Spectacles, selected by Sonia Sanchez for Kore Press’s 2007 First Book Award. Her essays, “Bubbles” and “A Short History of Our Flesh and Blood” are listed as notable essays in Best American Essays 2016 and Best American Essays 2013. She is also the recipient of a number of fellowships, including a creative writing Fulbright Award to Rwanda in 2008.