Before joining New York Tech, Amanda Golden held a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Georgia Institute of Technology and an N. E. H. Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Poetics at Emory University's Fox Center for Humanistic Inquiry. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington and her B.A. in English from Colgate University. Since 2010, Golden has been book review editor of Woolf Studies Annual. She has also published essays in Modernism/modernity, The Ted Hughes Society Journal, Woolf Studies Annual, Virginia Woolf and 20th Century Women Writers (Ed. Artuso, 2014), and Collecting, Curating, and Researching Writers’ Libraries (Ed. Oram and Nicholson, 2014). She has written about digital pedagogy in TECHStyle, Postcolonial Digital Humanities, and Teaching Modernist Women’s Writing in English.    

Golden’s book, Annotating Modernism: Marginalia and Pedagogy from Virginia Woolf to the Confessional Poets, is under contract with Routledge. It addresses the history of modernism in academic institutions, analyzing the reading and teaching strategies of modernist and postwar writers. Following an introduction examining modernist writers’ approaches to reading and annotating (including Virginia Woolf, E. M. Forster, James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Ezra Pound), the chapters analyze the personal libraries and teaching notes of Sylvia Plath, John Berryman, and Anne Sexton.

Golden has also edited This Business of Words: Reassessing Anne Sexton (UP of Florida, 2016). For Sexton, becoming a successful poet meant skillfully approaching various forms of media and developing strategies for teaching, critiquing poems, delivering poetry readings, and giving interviews. The five poets and five critics in This Business of Words consider the development of Sexton’s aesthetic, her reception, and the allure of her poetry in the 21st century.


Honors & Awards

  • “Thank a Teacher” Certificate. Georgia Institute of Technology. Fall and Spring 2013
  • Robert B. Heilman Prize for Best Dissertation. University of Washington English Department   

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • FCWR 151: Foundations of Research Writing
  • ICLT 311: Literature and Culture of the Early Twentieth Century

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