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Professor of English, Queens College, City University of New York

DaimlerChrysler - Class of Spring 2006


Charles Molesworth taught at Queens College in New York City for 40 years and received his PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He taught courses on John Milton, modern and contemporary American poetry, and literary criticism and theory. He has published The Fierce Embrace: A Study in Contemporary American Poetry; Marianne Moore: A Literary Life; Alain Locke: Biography of a Philosopher, books on Gary Snyder and Donald Barthelme; two books of poetry; and a range of articles on William Wordsworth, Ernest Hemingway, Milan Kundera, Jorie Graham, popular culture, and other topics. He served as the editor for the modern period in the Heath Anthology of American Literature, and a regular art columnist for Salmagundi. His edition of the Collected Essays of Alain Locke was published in 2012. Molesworth has recently written on several contemporary artists for Salmagundi, including Olafur Eliasson and Ai Wei Wei, and has contributed an article on the Beat Generation for the Oxford Bibliographies Online.