333 N. College Way Claremont, CA 91711 USA
Pomona College where Christopher Beach received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981.
Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Harvard University where Christopher Beach received his Master of Arts degree in 1985 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1988.
(This brilliantly particularizing work maps more usefully ...)
This brilliantly particularizing work maps more usefully than any other I know the locating tradition of postmodern "New American Poetry" in all its persistent energies and relationships. Christopher Beach reads with exceptional clarity the multivalent track of Pound's influence, from Charles Olson to Edward Dorn, from Robert Duncan to Charles Bernstein. His is the first guide of such authority.
(This text draws on contemporary cultural and historical t...)
This text draws on contemporary cultural and historical theory to portray Walt Whitman's poetry as a balancing act between the personal and the social, the literary and the plainspoken.
(Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most...)
Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most representative writings of the past two decades and shows more clearly than ever before the depth and breadth of contemporary American poetics. Collectively, these essays break with conventional interpretive frameworks and traditional generic boundaries of poetry to give a fresh voice to the poetics of our time.
(In Poetic Culture, Christopher Beach questions the cultur...)
In Poetic Culture, Christopher Beach questions the cultural significance of poetry, both as a canonical system and as a contemporary practice. By analyzing issues such as poetry's loss of audience, the "anthology wars" of the 1950s and early 1960s, the academic and institutional orientation of current poetry, the poetry slam scene, and the efforts to use television as a medium for presenting poetry to a wider audience, Beach presents a sociocultural framework that is fundamental to an understanding of the poetic medium.
(Examining the evolution of American film comedy since the...)
Examining the evolution of American film comedy since the beginning of the sound era (c. 1930), Christopher Beach focuses on how language, class, and social relationships in early sound comedies by the Marx Brothers, the screwball comedies of the 1930s by Capra, Sturges and others, and 1950s comedies of Frank Tashlin and Vincente Minnelli, and contemporary films by Woody Allen, Whit Stillman, and the Coen brothers.
(Intended as a concise but thorough introduction to the va...)
Intended as a concise but thorough introduction to the various movements of twentieth century American poets, this book will help readers understand and analyze modern and contemporary poems. It covers the work of major modernists such as Robert Frost, Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, and Marianne Moore, as well as the poets of the Harlem Renaissance, the New Critics, the Confessionals, and the Beats.
(Hal Ashby directed eleven feature films over the course o...)
Hal Ashby directed eleven feature films over the course of his career and was an important figure in the Hollywood Renaissance of the late 1960s and 1970s. This title analyzes the films and filmmaking career of Hal Ashby, placing his work in the cultural context of filmmaking in the 1970s. It also provides an overview of Ashby's filmmaking career.
(A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focu...)
A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focus on the collaborations between directors and cinematographers, a partnership that has played a crucial role in American cinema since the early years of the silent era.
Christopher Beach studied at Pomona College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1981. After that, he studied at Harvard University. He received a Master of Arts degree in 1985 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1988.
Christopher Beach started to work at Bates College as an assistant professor in 1989. One year later he held the same position at Columbia University from 1990 to 1992. In 1992 Christopher Beach assumed the position of assistant professor at Claremont Graduate University. In 1993 he worked at The University of Montana. Since 1995 Christopher Beach holds the position of assistant professor at The University of California, in Irvine.
Christopher Beach is the author of several books, including Class, Language, and American Film Comedy, The Cambridge Introduction to Twentieth-Century American Poetry, and Poetic Culture: Contemporary American Poetry between Community and Institution.
(A Hidden History of Film Style is the first study to focu...)2015
(Artifice and Indeterminacy gathers the strongest and most...)1998
(Intended as a concise but thorough introduction to the va...)2003
(This brilliantly particularizing work maps more usefully ...)1992
(This text draws on contemporary cultural and historical t...)1996
(Hal Ashby directed eleven feature films over the course o...)2009
(In Poetic Culture, Christopher Beach questions the cultur...)1999
(Examining the evolution of American film comedy since the...)2002
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The first of a younger generation of scholars to make a substantial contribution to the understanding of America’s dissenting poetic tradition.
Christopher Beach married Carrie Jaures Noland and had a son Julian.