Robin Schulze

Interim Associate Dean for the Humanities
Professor of English
164 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716

Robin Schulze is Professor of English and Interim Associate Dean for the Humanities at the University of Delaware. Her specialties include Modernist American Poetry, Textual Scholarship and Editorial Theory, and Modernist Literature and Culture. She is the author of The Web of Friendship: Marianne Moore and Wallace Stevens (University of Michigan, 1995), and the editor of Becoming Marianne Moore: The Early Poems, 1907-1924 (University of California Press, 2002). Her most recent book, The Degenerate Muse: American Nature, Modernist Poetry, and the Problem of Cultural Hygiene, appeared from Oxford University Press in 2013. She is the co-editor, with Linda Leavell and Cristanne Miller, of Critics and Poets on Marianne Moore: “A Right Good Salvo of Barks” (Bucknell, 2005) and 1914-1945 Period Editor of the Pearson Custom Library of American Literature. Schulze has received grants for her research from the National Humanities Center, the American Philosophical Society, and the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities, where she was a fellow during the 2005-2006 academic year. She has written numerous articles about modernist poetry and poetics, textual studies and editorial theory, and nature and literature. Schulze is a past Executive Director of the Society for Textual Scholarship [] and is currently the society’s President.  She served as Head of the Department of English at Penn State University from 2007-2011, the institution where she worked between 1994 and her move to UD in 2012.

Throughout her work, Schulze approaches print objects as material objects and explores how the material presentations of linguistic texts effect their interpretation and reception.  Her most recent project is a full-scale digital edition of modernist poet Marianne Moore’s 122 notebooks, one of the great cultural and critical resources for modernist studies, which she is pursuing with colleagues Elizabeth Gregory, Cristanne Miller, and Heather White.