Megan Fernandes is an Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College and teaches courses on poetry, feminist theory, and science and technology studies. She holds a PhD in English from the University… Continue reading

CV and Research

My dissertation examines a shifting aesthetics of “liveliness” across the 20th century– an era where the molecular sciences have increasingly defined the parameters of vitality. Drawing on environmental theory and new materialist criticism,… Continue reading

Teaching and Courses

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE, Assistant Professor of English (2015-present) ENGL 255: Introduction to Creative Writing, FALL 2015 ENGL 361: Advanced Poetry, FALL 2015 CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY, Montreal, Visiting Scholar in Department of English (2014-2015) ENGL 224:… Continue reading


BLURBS AND REVIEWS “Often unnerving, Fernandes’ devotion to recounting her relationships is hypnotic. She employs couplets and lone lines with finesse, allowing the reader to carefully envision the rooms she enters, the landscapes… Continue reading

Readings and Work

RECENT PUBLISHED WORK   “Two Poems” in Pank Magazine “The Jungle” in The Academy of American Poets “Lisbon, Tanga, Goa,” Black Lawrence Press, 2015 “Toxicity, Vulnerability, and Intimacy,” The Boston Review, 2014 “The… Continue reading

The Poetry/Poetics Hub

The mission of the Poetry/Poetics Hub (PPH) is to foster a dynamic environment for poetry—its creation, study, and presence—at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Its purpose is to generate a fresh interest in… Continue reading