Cogut Institute for the Humanities

Michelle Clayton

Fall 2021 Faculty Fellow, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature
Pembroke Hall 207
Project "Moving Bodies of the Avant-Garde"
Last updated August 9, 2022, based on June 2021 biographical sketch


Michelle Clayton is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies and Comparative Literature. Her research and teaching interests range over modern and contemporary Latin American literature, the historical avant-gardes, and interdisciplinary aesthetic practices. She is the author of Poetry in Pieces: César Vallejo and Lyric Modernity (University of California Press, 2011), and she has published articles on modernist and avant-garde experiments, on Latin American novelists, poets, and critics, and on intersections between dance and literature in journals such as the Revista de estudios hispánicos, Modernism/Modernity, Modernist Cultures, and Dance Research Journal as well as a number of edited volumes.

At the Cogut Institute, she worked on her second book project, “Moving Bodies of the Avant-Garde,” focusing on the role played by dance as image and practice in the international avant-gardes.