Vita

Joe Allen
Professor of English
Department of English and Humanities
Dutchess Community College
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
(845) 431-8451
allen@sunydutchess.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Ball State University, 1995
M.Ed. St. Lawrence University, 1991|
B.A. in English, St. Lawrence University, 1988

PUBLICATIONS

“The Numero Group’s Labyrinthian Long Tail.” Wax Poetics 4 June 08. Online.
"Clothesline Revival's View of a Century." Wax Poetics Dec/Jan 2007: 130-132.
"The Soul of Hank Shocklee." Wax Poetics June/July 2006: 70-72.
"All Debts Must be Paid." Wax Poetics Summer 2005: 100-102.
"Online Archives." Wax Poetics Spring 2005: 110-112
"The Future of Collecting." Wax Poetics Winter 2005: 68-70.
"Record Collecting the Lost Provinces." Wax Poetics Summer 2004: 58-64.
"In the Basement at 78 RPM." Wax Poetics Spring 2004: 36-42.
"Accessing the Past in Eldred v. Ashcroft (01-618) 239 F.3d 372, affirmed. Part II." Wax Poetics      Winter 2004: 12-15.
"Accessing the Past in Eldred v. Ashcroft (01-618) 239 F.3d 372, affirmed. Part I." Wax Poetics Fall      2003: 12-15.
"Revolution 9." Wax Poetics Summer 2003: 12-15.
"John Oswald Plundered."Wax Poetics Spring 2003: 22-25.
"Transformative Fair Use." Wax Poetics Fall 2002: 15-19.
"Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music." Wax Poetics Spring 2002: 6-8.
"Tom Phillips’ A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel." Wax Poetics Winter 2002: 77-78.
"The Operatic Incongruity of Nathaniel Mackey's Djbot Baghostus's Run." The Black
        Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction
. Ed. Saadi Simawe. New York: Garland, 2000.
"Backspinning Signifying: Hip Hop Beats, Grooves, and Samples." To the Quick Fall 1999: 44-59.
"He's the DJ, I'm the Turntablist": The Progressive Art of Hip Hop DJs. Muncie, IN: Mississinewa,      1997.
"Blues and the Confessions of Nat Turner." Notes on Contemporary Literature 24.5 (1994): 2-3.

DISSERTATION

The Retina Blues: Invisibility and Cultural Visibility
Director: Patti White

FIELDS of PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION

20th Century Literature, Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Popular Music, Copyright Law, Computer Assisted Instruction, Composition.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Dutchess Community College
Associate Professor of English (1998-present)
Courses: Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, Native American Literature, Honors Contemporary Global Literature, Developmental and freshman composition

Vassar College
Exploring Transfer Program (Summer 1999-2001, 2003, 2004)
Courses: Contesting Culture, Ownership and Authenticity in 20th Century Popular Music, The Literature of Revolution, Cultural Encounters in the American West

Bronx Community College
Assistant Professor of English (1997-1998)

Ball State University
Assistant Professor of English (1995-97)

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

"2000 Black Archived." 9th Annual Cultural Studies Symposium. Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas March 1999.

"Graffiti Art Crimes: Teaching Persuasive Writing." 22nd Annual CAWS Conference. Borough of Manhattan Community College October 1998.

"Broken History: Betonie Brings the Ruckus in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony." Twenty-First Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film. Morgantown, WV. October 1996.

"Collage Culture, Collage Writing and Hyper-visibility." 31st Conference of the Canadian Association for American Studies. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. October 1995.

"Steppin' on the Blues: The Story of Charley Patton." National American Culture Association. Chicago, IL. April 1994.

"The Visible Untied Tongue: Silko's Ceremony and the Nervous Cafe." Twentieth-century Literature Conference. Louisville, KY. February 1994.

"The-More-Visible-Than-The-Visible: Public Enemy Number One." National American Culture Association. New Orleans, LA. April 1993.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Dutchess Community College:
Dutchess United Educators Secretary (2007-present)
Exploring Transfer/Exploring Research Coordinator (1999-present)
Literary Magazine Advisor (2001-2004)

Vassar College: Exploring Transfer Steering Committee (1999-present).

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Marlboro Intermediate School Chess Club Advisor 2009-2010.
Volunteer for Marlboro School System (2004-present).
Highland United Soccer League Coach, 2005-08.
Member of the Mid-Hudson Bicycle Club, 2008-present.
Member of Mid Hudson Chapter of Trout Unlimited, 2001-present.
Member of Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill Diversity Coalition’s Committee (Spring 2002).
Volunteer DJ for local organizations (1991-present).
Volunteer for Family Services/Family Partnership Center in Poughkeepsie.
Volunteer for the Shepherd Center for Homeless Families in Muncie, Indiana (1994-1997).
Volunteer for the Youth Opportunity Center in Muncie, Indiana (1992-1997).

Joe Allen, Ph.D.
Dutchess Community College
Department of English and Humanities
allen@sunydutchess.edu