- Associate Professor
William Scott’s research and teaching focus on American Literature, African American Literature, poetry/poetics, and linguistics (generative syntax; minimalist program; universal grammar).
His first book, Troublemakers: Power, Representation, and the Fiction of the Mass Worker, was published by Rutgers University Press in 2012. He is currently working on two projects: a study of various modes of articulation—including the innovative forms of linguistic experimentation that attend these—in the poetic work of Evie Shockley, entitled Braided Language: The Poetry of Evie Shockley, as well as a study of jazz poetry, Unit Structures: Syntax and the Verbal Art of Jazz Poetry.
American Literature, African American Literature, poetry/poetics, linguistics (generative syntax/phonology; minimalist program; universal grammar; biolinguistics)