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.
Teaching and Research Interests
poetry; American and European literature, 17th–20th centuries; narrative; psychoanalysis
B.A., Yale University, 1979 M.A. Comparative Literature,, CUNY Graduate Center, 1984 Ph.D. Comparative Literature,, CUNY Graduate Center, 1993