jaime brunton, Ph.D.


Jaime Brunton is a Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializing in critical and literary theory. Research areas include aesthetics and politics, 20th- and 21st-century American poetics, and psychoanalytic theories of art, film, and literature. Her article "Biopolitical Masochism in Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present (2010)" is forthcoming in Camera ObscuraBrunton is the co-author, with Russell Evatt, of The Future Is a Faint Song, winner of the Dream Horse Press Poetry Chapbook Competition.





  • Poetics
  • 20th- and 21st-century American experimental poetry
  • Critical & Literary Theory
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Political Theory

current projects

"Biopolitical Masochism in Marina Abramović’s The Artist Is Present (2010)." Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. (forthcoming)

“Whose (Meta)modernism?: Metamodernism, Race, and the Politics of Failure.” (article under review)

Biopolitics & Representation in the Age of Same-Sex Parenting (book manuscript in progress)

watershed critical theory blog posts

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On Zakiyyah Iman Jackson's "Outer Worlds: The Persistence of Race in Movement 'Beyond the Human'"

Humanities on the Edge Article Review: Cristina Rodríguez

Daniel Tiger and the Politics of Difference

Are You in the Wrong Bathroom?: Uncanny Androgyny

Nostalgia and Melancholia

Competing Nostalgias and the Politics of the Accessible Poem

Whose Nostalgia?: Mad men writing about "Mad Men"

Nostalgia in Motion



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"Sentences on Didactic Art" (SPECS journal of arts and culture)

"Q & A with the Artist" (SPECS journal of arts and culture)

"You Are a Flash in this Young Night" (Tupelo Quarterly)

"Experience" (OmniVerse)

"What Art Is Left" (DIAGRAM)

"Tall Grass Waving" (The Journal)

"Returning" & "Speaking" (The 2River View)

Publications List

Poetry Chapbook

The Future Is a Faint Song (with co-author Russell Evatt). Dream Horse Press, 2014.                  

Poems in Journals

“Sentences on Didactic Art,” “Q & A with the Artist.” specs journal of arts and culture (2014): 6.

“You Are a Flash in This Young Night.” Tupelo Quarterly (2013): 1.

“The Empire’s Longevity,” “The Order of Things.” Denver Quarterly (2013): 48.1.

“Tall Grass Waving.” The Journal (2012): 36.2.

“What art is left.” DIAGRAM (2011): 11.6.

“The Mute Swan.” The Cincinnati Review (2011): 8.1.

“My Life as Roland Barthes: compétence/expertise.” Mid-American Review (2010): 30.1/2. 

“Rise,” “This Light.” The Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review (2010): 36.

“Poem Beginning with a Line from Lorca,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: nuit/night,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: classe/class.” Harpur Palate (2010): 9.1. 

“Winter,” “In Jackson, Michigan.” roger: an art & literary magazine (2010): 5.

“My Life as Roland Barthes: aide/help,” “My Life as Roland Barthes: déception/disappointment.” Hotel Amerika     (2010): 8.1.

“Reclaimed Land, Saltlick Township Road.” Passages North (2010): 31.1.

“Direction,” “A loon calls out, another answers,” “Optimism.” Salamander (2009): 15.1. 

“On the Pandemic.” Poet Lore (2009): 104.3/4.

“On Love.” CutBank (2009): 71.

“Returning,” “Speaking.” The 2River View (2009):13.4.

“Bus Stop at Severance’s Store, Corner of East Main & Shipman.” Babel Fruit (2009): 4.1.

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The Future Is a Faint Song

by Russell Evatt & Jaime Brunton


The Future Is a Faint Song, winner of the Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Competition, is a collaborative poetry collection by Russell Evatt and Jaime Brunton.




6.18.15 Lincoln, NE Indigo Bridge Books w/ Sarah Chavez @7pm

9.12.15 San Antonio, TX, The Twig Book Shop w/ Russell Evatt @6pm

9.23.15 Champaign, IL The Pygmalion Festival  w/ Russell Evatt



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