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Stacy Pies

Stacy Pies

Clinical Associate Professor
B.A., Yale University, 1979
M.A. Comparative Literature,, CUNY Graduate Center, 1984
Ph.D. Comparative Literature,, CUNY Graduate Center, 1993

Stacy Pies teaches courses that explore the role of narrative and culture in texts and human relationships, as well as courses exploring poetry and poetics. Her teaching and research interests include poetry, world literature, narrative across the disciplines and narrative theory, literary criticism, literature and philosophy, and writing on cities and urbanism. Her courses include the writing seminars “Life, Stories, Culture” and “Imagining Cities” and the interdisciplinary seminars “Narrative Investigations” (I and II), “Metaphor and Meaning,” “Caliban,” and “The Philosophic Dialogue.” She has helped develop and teach Gallatin travel courses in France and Cuba. She received her doctorate in comparative literature and was a National Graduate Fellow. Her dissertation, "The Poet or the Journalist: Stéphane Mallarmé, John Ashbery and the Poème Critique ," won the Margaret C. Bryant Dissertation Award. She has presented papers and chaired panels at the MLA, ACLA, Nineteenth-century French Studies Colloquium, and twentieth-century literature conferences, among others. Her essays and reviews have appeared in French Forum, Nineteenth-Century French Studies,  and Poetry’s Poet: Essays on the Poetry, Pedagogy, and Poetics of Allen Grossman . Her poetry has appeared in Fulcrum: An Annual of Poetry and Aesthetics and Conditions. Professor Pies received NYU's Distinguished Teaching Award in 2007. She is currently faculty Chair of the Gallatin Writing Program.


Professor Stacy Pies presented a paper, "Free Circulation: Mallarmé's Poetical Economics in "Crise de Vers" at the 40th Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium, held at the University of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from October 16-18, 2014.


Contact Information

Stacy Pies

Clinical Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 509
(212) 998-9156
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Office Hours
Tuesday (10-11 by appt), (2-3 by appt)
Thursday (12:30-2 by appt), 2-3:30


2015 Spring

The Philosophic Dialogue
Tue,Thu 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Narrative Investigations II: Realism to Postmodernism
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2015 Fall

Metaphor and Meaning
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

The Art and Craft of Poetry
Tue,Thu 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

2014 Fall

Narrative Investigations I
Tue,Thu 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

poetry; American and European literature, 17th–20th centuries; narrative; psychoanalysis

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