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For 20 years, Beazley Kanost has taught college courses that range from “Introduction to Film Media” to “Literature, Philosophy, & the Examined Life.” She grew up on Saipan in the Mariana Islands, then spent many years in Oklahoma before settling in Rhode Island. She is working on a book based on her doctoral dissertation and also on The Ophelia Collection, a group of stories. When she has time, she makes books by hand out of junk and prose poems.
1960s NYC avant-garde film, the Cool, queer gender studies, the work of James Baldwin, Shirley Clarke, and Andy Warhol, contemporary uses of Hegel’s concept of recognition
- Ph.D., American Literature, University of Rhode Island
- MFA, Writing Fiction, Brown University
- M.A., English, University of Oklahoma
- B.A., Psychology, University of Oklahoma
“Liquid Slip” (short story), Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, Dec. 2016
“The Agitating Power of Civil Rights Cool in ‘Going to Meet the Man’” in James Baldwin: Challenging Authors. Boston: Sense Publishers, 2014
Off the Hip: A Thermodynamics of the Cool (doctoral dissertation), University of Rhode Island, 2015.