DISSERTATIONS ON SILLIMAN

Present Tenses in American Poetry, by Suzanne Marie Matson, University of Washington, 1987
    "For Those Who Love to be Astonished: The Prose Longpoem as Genre," by Robert Grotjohn, University of Wisconsin, 1991
      "Loose Talk and Literary History: Language Poetry, New Formalism and the Construction of Taste in Contemporary American Poetry," by William Francis Walsh, Miami University, 1994
        "Poetic Knowledge as Process: Postmodern Poetics, Ron Silliman's Language Poetry and Processional Reading," by David Benedetti, University of New Mexico, Albuqueque, New Mexico, 1995
          "Modern Poetic Prose: Lyricism, Narrative and the Social Implications of Generic Form," by John A. Parras, Columbia University, 1996
            Ugly Beauty: Modern Experiments Crossing Poetry and Prose, by Thomas Christopher Marshall, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, 1997
              "The New Sentence et Paradise de Ron Silliman, de la théorie à la pratique d'une écriture," by Natacha Lallemand, at Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle, 1997
                "Language Poetry and the New Prose Poem," in The American Prose Poem: Poetic form and the Law of Genre by Michel Delville, Université de Liege, Liege, Belgium, published by the University Press of Florida, 1998
                  Poetics, Politics and "Totalitarianism: Ezra Pound, Charles Olson and the "Language" Poets, by John Raymond Woznicki, Lehigh University, 1998
                    "To Make Something Happen Activist Impulses in Contemporary American Poetry," by Nicholas Arnold Yasinski, Rutgers University, 1998
                      The Sociology of the Avant-Garde: Politics and Form in Language Poetry and Asian American Poetry, by Timothy Yu, Stanford University, 2005
                        Parataxis and Possibility: Ron Silliman's Alphabet, by Carl Boon, Ohio University at Athens, 2007
                          Reading on the Bus: Ron Silliman's Tjanting, by Fredrika Van Elburg, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2008
                            Ron Silliman's Ketjak: The Semiotic Labyrinth, by Gerard E. Morel, California State University at Long Beach, 2010 (master's thesis)
                              After Language Writing: In Defense of a Provisional Poetics by Michael Roberson, University of Calgary, 2013
                                Hard Work? Reciprocal Communication in Contemporary American Experimental Poetry by Elina Siltanen, Luleå University of Technology (Luleå tekniska universitet),  Luleå, Sweden, 2014