Carrie Noland is Professor and Chair of the French & Italian School of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Her first book, Poetry at Stake: Lyric Aesthetics and the Challenge of Technology (Princeton UP, 1999), explores the poetry of Rimbaud, Cendrars, Char, and American performance poets Patti Smith and Laurie Anderson through the lens of cultural studies and the Frankfurt School critique of aesthetic autonomy. Since finishing the book, she has published articles on poetries composed by means of digital processing or electronic recording technologies (French sound poetry, the remediated works of Kamau Brathwaite, French digital poetry) and has has written essays on Francophone poets from Martinique, Aimé Cesaire and Edouard Glissant, as well as an Introduction to "Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics and Cultural Displacement," a co-edited volume that attempts to define an experimental poetics within the context of diasporic experience.