Dr Michael Kindellan 

Contact Dr Michael Kindellen

Room 2.25, Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
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0114 222 0223 m.r.kindellan@sheffield.ac.uk


I am a Vice Chancellor’s Fellow in the School of English, where I run the Research Seminar series and co-direct the Centre for Poetry and Poetics. I have held postdoctoral positions in Germany (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Universität Bayreuth) and France (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III). Before all of this: University of Sussex (PhD); University of Cambridge (MSt); McGill University (BA).


My research interests lie broadly in 20th-century poetry in English. In particular, I work on avant-garde stuff. Methodologically, I often attempt to combine textual scholarship and literary criticism. My book The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound: Composition, Revision, Publication (Bloomsbury, 2017) is a case in point. My current project is provisionally entitled Present Knowledge: Charles Olson and a Poetics of Pedagogy. I am editing a collection of essays on John Wieners.


I welcome applications from potential research students working on related authors or in similar subject areas, particular those keen on conducting research in literary archives.



  • Kindellan, Michael. The Late Cantos of Ezra Pound: Composition, Revision, Publication (London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2017).

Research Articles

  • Kindellan, Michael. “Ezra Pound and Theories of Textuality”. The New Ezra Pound. Edited by Mark Byron. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. (forthcoming).
  • “Canto LII”. Readings in The Cantos. Edited by John Gery and Richard Parker. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2018. (forthcoming).
  • and Joshua Kotin. “The Cantos and Pedagogy”. Modernist Cultures 12, no. 3 (Autumn 2017): (forthcoming).
  • “‘I have always loathed reading’: on Pound’s late cantos”. Paideuma 43 (2017): (forthcoming).
  • “Sound; Sign; Canto XCIX”. Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary 10 (2017): (forthcoming).
  • “Ownership and Interpretation: on Ezra Pound’s Deluxe First Editions”. Reconnecting Aestheticism and Modernism: Continuities, Revisions, Speculations. Edited by Christine Reynier, et alia. New York: Routledge, 2017. 187–201.
  • “Ezra Pound, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Philology”. Ethics and Arts in Britain. Edited by Christine Reynier and Jean-Michel Ganteau. Montpellier: PULM, 2015. 169–84.
  • “Poetic instruction”. Contemporary Olson. Edited by David Herd. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015. 89–102.
  • “What Meaning has in Charge: on Wordsworth, Pound and Prynne”. Études britanniques contemporaines 44 (2013): online.
  • Responsibility in Verse: William Wordsworth and J. H. Prynne”. Ethics of Alterity: Confrontation and Responsibility in 19th to 21st Century British Literature. Edited by Christine Reynier and Jean-Michel Ganteau. Montpellier: PULM, 2013. 231–49.
  • “‘The labour of revision’: George Oppen”. The Wolf 23 (Summer 2010): 88-101.
  • and Joshua Kotin. “Stephen Rodefer’s position”. Stephen Rodefer Special Issue. Chicago Review 54, no. 3 (Winter 2009): 6-7.
  • “Introduction to ‘Nice’ by Paul Morand, translated by Ezra Pound”. The Wolf 18 (2008): 48-50.
  • “Advertising Maximus”. Poetry and Public Language. Edited by Tony Lopez and Anthony Caleshu. Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2007. 149–57.

Conference Presentations

  • Kindellan, Michael. “A poetics of pedagogy: Charles Olson at Black Mountain College”. Re-Viewing Black Mountain College. University of North Carolina. 29 September–1 October 2017.
  • “Redeeming Ezra Pound”. Modernist Studies Association Conference. Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam. 10–13 August 2017.
  • “Charles Olson’s Pedagogical Poetics”. Avant-Garde Pedagogies. University of Westminster. 8–9 July 2016.
  • “Learn of the Green World: Pedagogy in The Cantos”, with Joshua Kotin (Princeton); response by Professor Alan Golding (Kentucky). Ezra Pound International Conference. Brunnenburg, Italy. 7–11 July 2015.
  • “Unreading The Cantos: philology, community, error”. Modernist Communities. Inaugural International Conference of the Société d’Etudes Modernistes. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III. 24–26 April 2014.
  • “On first editions: Ezra Pound’s economic objects”. Aesthetics, Ethics and Economics: Re-Valuing Aestheticism and Modernism through (Dis)credited Figures. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III. 2–4 October 2013.
  • “‘Historic Blackout’: Ezra Pound’s anti-philological poetics”. Modernist Studies Association. University of Sussex. 29 August–1 September 2013.
  • “‘Not shallow in verbal usage’: Ezra Pound v. philology”. Ezra Pound International Conference. University College, Dublin. 10–13 July 2013.
  • “Ezra Pound and textual criticism”. Étant donnés: Questioning the material and marginal givens of modernist scholarship. University College Cork. 12–13 April 2013.
  • “‘They follow the lines of force’: Ezra Pound and Gaudier-Brzeska”. Ethics and Alterity in 19th-21st Century British Art. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III. 4–5 April 2013.
  • “Prosody as polemic; or, Pound contra Tennyson”. Ezra Pound International Conference: Pound and London. University of London. 5–9 July 2011.
  • “‘That Dolt E. P.’ J. H. Prynne, Ezra Pound and emphatic language”. Legacies of Modernism: The State of British Poetry Today. Études-Anglophones Institut Charles-V, Université de Paris. 9–11 June 2011.
  • “William Wordsworth and J. H. Prynne: Responsibility in verse”. Ethics and Alterity in 19th-20th Century British Literature. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III. 26–28 May 2011.
  • “Wordsworth and Prynne: a preliminary report”. EMMA research group. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III. 17 February 2011.
  • “Présentation de travaux”. EMMA research group. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier III. 23 November 2010.
  • “Olson’s literalism”. Charles Olson 2010. University of Kent. 15–17 November 2010.
  • “Literalism in Whitman, Pound and Olson”. 41st Annual NeMLA Convention. McGill University. 7–11 April 2010.
  • ”Social Affection in The Cantos of Ezra Pound". Ezra Pound International Conference: Pound, Rome and Love. Centro Studi Americiani, Rome. 30 June–4 July 2009.
  • “Oppen under erasure: drafts and daybooks”. George Oppen Conference. University of Edinburgh. 15–16 November, 2008.
  • “Canto XXXVI—Donna mi pregha”. Cantos Reading Group. University of London, Senate House. 5 November 2008.
  • The Pisan Cantos, the Bollingen Prize, the New Criticism”. American Realignments: 1948. University of Sussex. 5 September 2008.
  • “‘The ubicity, ascertaining’: some notes on The Cantos”. Long Poems ::: Major Forms. University of Sussex. 16–17 May 2008.
  • “Epic Turning Lyric: Reference as Refrain after The Pisan Cantos”. Cross Currents. University of Sussex. 5 July 2007.
  • “Advertising in Maximus”. Poetry & Public Language. University of Plymouth. 30 March–1 April 2007.


  • Kindellan, Michael, ed. Utter Vulnerability: Essays on the Poetry of John Wieners. Montpellier: PULM, 2018. (forthcoming).
  • with Joshua Kotin. Stephen Rodefer Special Issue. Chicago Review 54, no. 3 (Winter 2009).


Lit 302 - Modern Literature

Lit 108 - Studying Poetry

EGH 269 - Pastoral Literature

IPA 3000 - Interdisciplinary Research in Practice