Faculty Profile for Benjamin Alden Reed

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Benjamin Alden Reed
Lecturer — English
FH 215
phone: (512) 245-3723

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Texas native.

Research Interests

Surrealism, dream psychology in short fiction, 20th Century modernism.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Reed, B. A. (n.d.). “Technologies of Instant Amnesia: Teaching Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Harrison Bergeron’ to the  Millennial Generation". In Short Story Criticism: Kurt Vonnegut. Layman Poupard.
  • Reed, B. A. (2017, August 1). “Landing in Heathrow". Meridian. Charlottesville, VA, US: U of Virginia.
  • Reed, B. A. (2017, June 6). “46 Passages on the 46th President". Rehoboth Beach, DE, US: ROAR Feminist Magazine.
  • Reed, B. A. (2017, April 1). “Pyrophytic Prose". Southwestern American Literature. San Marcos, TX, US: Texas State University.
  • Reed, B. A. (2017, March 1). “Brothers.” Ghost Parachute. Orlando, Florida, US: Brett Pribble.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: Presidential Award for Teaching, at the Senior Lecturer / Lecturer level, College of Liberal Arts. November 20, 2017 - Present
  • Award / Honor Nominee: Pushcart Prize, Ghost Parachute (journal). 2017

Selected Service Activities

Arcadia Magazine
August 1, 2015-Present
Volunteer Transcriber/Collator
Sophomore Literature Assessment
July 15, 2017-December 15, 2017
Austin Bat Cave (a literacy advocacy nonprofit)
October 1, 2015-December 1, 2015
Austin Bat Cave (a literacy advocacy nonprofit)
November 1, 2015-November 1, 2015
Badgerdog / Austin Public Library Foundation
October 1, 2015-October 1, 2015