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An award-winning teacher and scholar of Anglo-American modernisms, Paul Peppis is Professor of English and Director of the Oregon Humanities Center. His work examines relations between early twentieth-century literature and life, theory and practice, and assumes that research and teaching can integrate these allegedly incompatible realms. His scholarship studies early twentieth-century literary works and cultural productions to reassess modernism's diverse engagements with the social, political, scientific, and popular movements of its time. He is currently working on a book project, tentatively titled "Popular Modernisms," which studies a selection of early twentieth-century popular cultural products that work from inside particular popular cultural media and genres to make them new.