Here’s a video in which I talk about what it means to study creative writing at Hartwick College. Other promotional videos can be found here.
Department of English
Spring Semester 2019: Syllabi
This semester I’m teaching (to me) three brand new creative writing classes at Hartwick College. Here are the syllabi:
ENGL 310 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
ENGL 311 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Spring Semester 2018: Syllabi
I am beginning my second semester teaching English and creative writing at Hartwick College this week. Here are the syllabi for my two spring classes.
ENGL 213: Introduction to Creative Writing
Hartwick College Issues a Press Release about The Shape of Things
Hartwick College, where I am currently assistant professor of English, has issued a press release in which I am quoted as saying various things about my new book, The Shape of Things (Salò, 2017).
Fall Semester 2017: Syllabi
I am beginning my first semester teaching English and creative writing at Hartwick College tomorrow. Here are the syllabi for my three classes.
ENGL 213: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 250: Topics in Literature: Reading Modern Poetry
Fall Semester 2017
I am looking forward to my first fall semester at Hartwick College. I’ll be teaching three classes: Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 213); Reading Modern Poetry (ENGL 250); and Creative Writing: Poetry (ENGL 312). This semester is especially exciting because I will be returning to the creative writing classroom, and, I mean, look at all this poetry:
I’ll post syllabi when they’re complete. No class blogs this semester, but probably soon, especially if I do something new this spring.
New Position at Hartwick College
I am delighted to announce that I have accepted the position of Assistant Professor of English at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, where I will be teaching creative writing, poetry, and twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States literature and culture. I will be joining Hartwick’s English Department this fall and will be teaching three classes: Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 213), Reading Modern Poetry (ENGL 250), and Creative Writing: Poetry (ENGL 312). I am really excited about this new chapter in my life and career. Thanks to all those–too numerous to name–who have supported me along the way; your indefatigable encouragement has meant so much.
Fall Semester 2015
I’m eager to begin a new semester at the University of Pittsburgh. This fall I am teaching a number of classes: Narrative and Technology (ENGLIT 0399), Introduction to Critical Reading (ENGLIT 0500), and Postmodern Literature (ENGLIT 1350). I have taught all three courses before and enjoy each one. The syllabus for Introduction to Critical Reading can be found on my Academia.edu page and I’d be happy to send along the others to interested parties, which tweak previous versions. I have decided not to do any blogs for any of my classes this semester, partially as an experiment, but also because I am trying to limit how much time I spend in front of a screen. For the blogs of previous classes, see the category “Teaching” to the right.
Spring Semester 2015
I am looking forward to a fun, productive, and challenging spring semester at the University of Pittsburgh. I’ll be teaching three classes: two sections of Narrative and Technology (ENGLIT 0399; class blog here) and a course that is being offered for the first time, Interactive Literature (ENGLIT 1001; class blog here). I owe Mark Best considerable credit for Interactive Literature as I drew many ideas about organizing the course from the design of his initial proposal.
I have had a great couple days listening to the boundary 2 conference. And after a productive and interesting week teaching Dear Esther (2012), Gone Home (2013), and Jennifer Egan‘s Look at Me (2001), I’m going to take the day to deeply immerse myself in football. So, I have a bit of time for some links.
Science and Environment
Rob Nixon reviews Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything.
Margalit Fox, “Jonathan Schell, 70, Author on War in Vietnam and Nuclear Age, Dies.”
Mark Landler, “US and China Reach Climate Accord After Months of Talks.”
Geoff Brumfiel, “New Clock May End Time as We Know It.”
Annalee Newitz, “It’s Looking More and More Likely That We Live in a Multiverse.”
Don Koenig, “Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Caused by a Nuclear Explosion High Over the United States – Imminent danger to the U.S. # 1.”