Peter Middleton

Peter Middleton is an emeritus professor in the Department of English at the University of Southampton. He is the author and editor of several books, including Physics Envy: American Poetry and Science in the Cold War and After and Distant Reading: Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry.
Showing 1-3 of 3 items.

The Objectivist Nexus

Essays in Cultural Poetics

University of Alabama Press

Outstanding poets and critics present cultural readings of the Objectivist poets, a group whose works have been largely unexamined.

More info...

Distant Reading

Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry

University of Alabama Press

Ultimately, Distant Reading treats poetry as a cultural practice that is always situated within specific sites of performance—recited on stage, displayed in magazines, laid out on a page, scrolled on the computer screen—rather than as a transcendent cloud of meaning tethered only to its words.

More info...

Expanding Authorship

Transformations in American Poetry since 1950

University of New Mexico Press

Expanding Authorship collects important essays by Peter Middleton that show the many ways in which, in a world of proliferating communications media, poetry-making is increasingly the work of agencies extending beyond that of a single, identifiable author.

More info...
Find what you’re looking for...
Stay Informed

Receive the latest UBC Press news, including events, catalogues, and announcements.


Read past newsletters

Current Catalogue
Fall 2022 catalogue cover
Publishers Represented
UBC Press is the Canadian agent for several international publishers. Visit our Publishers Represented page to learn more.