H.D. Fellow: Annette Debo
The Spear That Pierces the Heart: World War II and H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore
Annette Debo is associate professor and graduate program director of English at Western Carolina University where she teaches classes in modernism, African American literature, literary theory, and women’s literature. Her monograph The American H.D. was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2012; she is the co-editor of the MLA volume Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose (2011); and she is past co-chair of the H.D. International Society. Her articles have appeared in African American Review, Callaloo, Paideuma, South Atlantic Review, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, CLA Journal, and College Literature. She is editing a new edition of H.D.’s Within the Walls and What Do I Love?, short stories and poems written in London between 1940 and 1944. The archival research for this project led to the project she will be working on during her time as a visiting scholar at the Beinecke. The Spear That Pierces the Heart: World War II and H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore extends her work on World War II by examining the writing and lives of these three major modernist writers through the lens of war, their shared nationality, their personal ties, and their wealth of war writing.