jwaJacquelyn Ardam is a Visiting Assistant Professor in English at Colby College. She received her PhD in English from UCLA.

Jacquelyn studies and teaches 20th and 21st-century American and British literature. She is particularly interested in experimental and avant-garde writing, poetry, modernism, women’s literature, the intersections between writing and visual art, and the environmental humanities. She is currently at work on a book manuscript titled “Reading from A to Z: Alphabets, Experiments, Pedagogies.”

Her academic work has been published in Modernism/modernityASAP/JournalContemporary Women’s Writing, and Comparative Literature Studies. Her public scholarship appears in venues such as the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, Jacket2, and The Toast.

At Colby College, Jacquelyn teaches courses in poetry and the environmental humanities. Her recent courses include “Forms of Otherness: 21st-Century Women’s Writing,” “Modern American Poetry: Freedoms and Constraints,” “Contemporary American Poetry: Experiments, Politics, Selves,” “Plants, Animals, and (Almost) Humans,” and “Science Fictions.” She has previously taught courses on topics such as modern American fiction and the life and work of Virginia Woolf. She received the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.