Category Archives: Academic

Threats

Thanks to Amelia Gray for coming to New York to visit classes and read from her new novel. Scales fell from eyes. Lives were changed. Her novel, Threats, is available now!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Man in the (Plastic) Iron Mask

I travel to the &Now Conference and UCSD, site of my past glory transgressions. Look for me where the red tide rises.…

AWP DC

Against all odds, we made it to DC for the AWP Conference. Avoided the storm of the century even though many of our colleagues did not. Think Millenium Falcon escaping the second Death Star explosion.…

The novel

A new semester, a new set of challenges. Pages, pages, pages……

Once upon a time in the midwest

I recently participated on a panel about the inner workings of the literary magazine. Along the way, it turned into “horror stories from a former editor.” Unfortunately, it was all true.…

This is Water

Another school year ends. Another wave of hopeful graduates. Here’s David Foster Wallace’s excellent commencement address.…

The End is Nigh

See if you can tell which lines are from all-campus announcements and which are from the apocalyptic novels we read this semester:

Our students are getting sick now in large numbers.

Late yesterday afternoon, a Hamilton student went to the Health Center with flu-like symptoms consistent with the virus.

The student has been isolated in …

DWC YMCA SYR

I’m working with the Downtown Writer’s Center of Syracuse this semester and will be teaching a course in the spring. Very positive experience so far which makes me look forward to the upcoming workshop.…

Lightlessness

Once again, I take on the role of Visiting Professor of English at Hamilton College. This year, my courses focus on apocalyptic themes in literature. I’m afraid the reading list isn’t very cheerful.…

Fall 2007

I have officially started my appointment as Scholar-in-Residence at Hamilton College.…