Miranda Brun Hickman

 Miranda Brun Hickman
Contact Information
514-398-4400 Ext 00697
Email address: 
miranda.hickman [at] mcgill.ca

McGill University Department of English
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Arts Building
Montreal, QC H3A 0G5 CANADA

Faculty Members
Associate Professor; Director, Poetry Matters Project; acting Director, Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (2019-20); acting Associate Dean, Arts (2018-19)

B.A. (Brown), M.A., Ph.D. (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), Associate Professor

Twentieth Century
Modern Poetry
Teaching areas: 

Transatlantic modernisms, modern poetry, gender and modernism, textual criticism, gender studies, history of twentieth-century literary criticism, the Victorian fin de siècle, periodical studies.

Taught previously at: 

University of Tulsa, University of Michigan.

Current research: 

Women in cultural criticism in British interwar culture and the construction of authority; history of English as a discipline; poetry and public cultures.

Selected publications: 



The Classics in Modernist Translation, eds. Miranda Hickman and Lynn Kozak (Bloomsbury, 2019). Includes Hickman and Kozak, “Reinventing Eros: H.D.’s Translation of Euripides’ Hippolytus.”

Rereading the New Criticism, eds. Miranda Hickman and John D. McIntyre. (Ohio State University Press, 2012—reissued in paperback, 2015)

One Must Not Go Altogether with the Tide: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Stanley Nott. (McGill Queen’s UP, 2011)

The Geometry of Modernism. (University of Texas Press, 2006)

Other Publications:

“Q.D. Leavis, Archives, and the ‘Art of Living.’” Historicizing Modernisms (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Rev. of Ezra Pound and the Career of Modern Criticism, by Michael Coyle and Roxana Preda (Modernism/ modernity: Modernist Baedekers, Fall 2019)

“Mixing the Brows in Print: Iris Barry’s Film Criticism.” Women, Periodicals, and Print Culture in Britain, 1880-1920 (Edinburgh University Press, 2019)

“Poppies, scarlet flowers, ‘this beauty’: H.D.’s Choruses from the Iphigeneia in Aulis and the First World War” (coauthored with Lynn Kozak). Classical Receptions Journal 10.4 (October 2018)

Self Condemned: Casualties of the Vortex.” Wyndham Lewis. (Edinburgh University Press, 2015)

“Modernist Women Poets.” A Companion to Modernist Poetry. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014)

“The Gender of Vorticism: Jessie Dismorr and Helen Saunders.” Vorticism: New Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2013)

“‘Uncanonically Seated’: H.D. and Literary Canons.” The Cambridge Companion to H.D. (2011)

“Modernist Women Poets and the Problem of Form.” The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Women Writers. (2010)

“‘Not ... Love-Verses at All, I Perceive’: Joyce’s Minor Works.” Visions and Revisions: James Joyce. (Irish Academic Press, 2009)

“The Complex Art of Raymond Chandler’s ‘The Simple Art of Murder,” Studies in the Novel 25.3. (2003)

“'Sparse and Geometric Contour': Transformations of the Body in H.D.'s Nights,” Twentieth Century Literature 47.3. (2001)

Awards, honours, and fellowships: 
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council | Connection Grants, 2021-22, 2019-20, 2018-19 (Poetry Matters)
  • Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2013-2018

  • H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching, Faculty of Arts, McGill University, 2013
  • Louis Dudek Award for Teaching Excellence, Department of English, McGill University, 2009 and 2010

  • Carrie M. Derick Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision and Teaching, McGill University, 2006

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council Grant, 2003, for annotated edition of the correspondence of Ezra Pound and publisher Stanley Nott.

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