Campus Address: Cassety Hall 135
Allen Shelton: Ph.D. University of Georgia, born Alabama 1955, Taurus, mother died 1996, Omega mechanical watch, Sinking of the Titanic by Gavin Bryars, Omaha, Rhodia, Harper’s Ferry 1860, saw Ikira with M, Tecumseh at Fallen Timbers, abacus Christmas 1961, Xenephon’s retreat, transparent Pelikan, the land behind the north wind, Phidippides drops dead, cuffed Momotaro’s, R. M. William’s boots, Mishima’s exoskeleton, came to Buffalo in a rusty, 1-ton Toyota pickup truck in 1998. Dreamworlds of Alabama, University of Minnesota Press, published in 2007 https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/dreamworlds-of-alabama, described as an exemplar of nomadic sociology, Where the North Sea Touches Alabama, University of Chicago Press 2013 https://vimeo.com/89926463, described as fictocritical, He is currently working on a series of new projects under the umbrella title Hell Fell In which explore the iron sky of melancholia and the corrosive effects of memory. One project is based on an archive of letters written by a Confederate ancestor killed in the War. The book doesn't go in a straight line, it swerves, in part from the deleterious effects of vertigo and in part because the writing resembles a man walking on an icy sidewalk while starring at an image of his love on an IPhone. Recent publications are “My Yankee Traitor Heart,” “Open Sky (after Paul Virilio),” and “The Heart and Other Organs of Darkness 2019.”
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