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


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


“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.


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


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


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)


"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.


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).


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