Category Archives: English, Literature, Writing

English, Literature, Writing

Burns, Matthew R. – Creative Writing: Poetry & Non-Fiction, American Poetry after 1950, Writing Theory, Writing Center Development, Twentieth-Century Multicultural American Short Fiction, Environmental Literature, Working Class Writing, Poetry of Place, Culture Studies

Christain, Leigh Ann – Creative Writing, Poetry, Postmodern Literature, Beat Literature, The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Composition, ESOL, The Beatles

Hage, Erik O. –  journalism, mass media, communication, English

MacLeod, Douglas Charles –  Film Theory and Analysis, Mass Media Communications, Composition Writing and Theory, Script Writing, Cultural Studies

Matthew R. Burns

matt-burnsTitle: Assistant Professor of Composition & Writing Center Coordinator
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: burnsmr@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Frisbie 209
Office Phone: 518-255-5391

Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing: Poetry & Non-Fiction, American Poetry after 1950, Writing Theory, Writing Center Development, Twentieth-Century Multicultural American Short Fiction, Environmental Literature, Working Class Writing, Poetry of Place, Culture Studies
Courses Taught:
ENGL 099 – Fundamentals of College Writing
ENGL 101- Composition I
ENGL 205 – Writing Theory & Practice
ENGL 241 – Short Story
ENGL 310 – Working Class Literature

About Matt:
Born and raised in upstate New York, Dr. Burns received his PhD in Creative Writing from Binghamton University in 2011. His poem “Rhubarb” was the winner of the 2010 James Hearst Poetry Prize from North American Review; other poems and essays have appeared in Folk Art, Ragazine, Cold Mountain Review, The Georgetown Review, Paddlefish, Upstreet, Spoon River Poetry Review, Jelly Bucket, Memoir (and), Paterson Literary Review, Camas, CutBank and others.
Beyond creative work, Dr. Burns has served as editor of Harpur Palate and a special graffiti-themed issue of Rhizomes: Culture Studies in Emerging Knowledge. His scholarly work often focuses on the less-than-common and has included papers and courses on subjects such as Graffiti Linguistics, 20th Century Music Subcultures, Hobos and Contemporary Transience, Punk Rock, Skateboarding and Cycling Culture, and Urban Exploration.

LinkedIn URL: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-burns/35/219/720

Other Links:
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/apoetry-172.html
http://www.rhizomes.net/issue25/index.html
http://rockandsling.com/2013/04/11/reading-writing-and-teaching-the-dead/
http://media.whitworth.edu/Podcast/12_13/MatthewBurns2_15_12.mp3
http://ragazine.cc/2009/10/cnf-3-matthew-burns/

Leigh Ann Christain

anniechristainTitle: Associate Professor of Composition and ESOL
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: christla@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: 208 Frisbie Hall
Office Phone: (518) 255-5712
Full CV here.

Areas of Expertise: Creative Writing, Poetry, Postmodern Literature, Beat Literature, The Novels of Kurt Vonnegut, Composition, ESOL

Courses Taught:
ENGL 099 – Fundamentals of College Writing
ENGL 101 – Composition I
ENGL 199 – Introduction to Creative Writing
ESOL 130 – ENGL Speakers of Other Languages
ENGL 221 – Readings in Literature
ENGL 241 – Short Story                                                                                                                         ENGL 221 – Readings in Literature
ENGL 316 – Native American Literature

About Leigh Ann:
Dr. Leigh Ann Christain is currently Associate Professor of Composition and ESOL in the Liberal Studies Department of the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill. Her responsibilities include teaching a wide variety of English courses. An English BA and Philosophy & Religion BA graduate of Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri, Dr. Christain earned an MA and PhD in English (with a Creative Writing concentration) from the University of South Dakota. While at USD, she was a three-year recipient of the Gladys Hasse Poetry Award and a two-year recipient of the English Department Memorial Scholarship.  Dr. Christain is a Pushcart nominee who has had poems published in such journals as Seneca Review, Arabesques Review, and The Lifted Brow, among others.

Sample Publications
Book of Poetry
Tall As You Are Tall Between Them (C&R Press)

Journals
“LAPD, Blue Child, and Low Daily Rates: No One Was Killed in the Square.” Southeast Review. 33.1 (2015)

“Puteum Abyssi: Till I Get to the Bottom and I See You Again.” Oxford Poetry. 14.2 (2012)

“The White House Tapes.” The Lifted Brow. January 17, 2012. http://www.theliftedbrow.com/?p=178

“We Do This to Simulate the Function of Digestion.” Seneca Review 38.2 (2008)

Awards
Green Mountains Review Neil Shepard Prize in Poetry for “I Took to Walking Down the Middle of Highways to Avoid Getting Shot,” “The Best Way To Go is by M&DC: Takedowns Are All Metal,” “Pageantry Reigned Supreme at the 128th Veiled Prophet Ball,” September 29, 2015

Oakland School for the Arts, Enizagam Poetry Winner for “The Game,” chosen by Chinaka Hodge, April 29, 2015.

Phoebe’s Greg Grummer Poetry Award for “Villagers Chop Them in Half, Thinking They Are Snakes,” chosen by Dean Young, May 15, 2013.

ICON’s Hart Crane Memorial Poetry Contest Grand Prize Winner for “The Sect which Pulls the Sinews: I’ve Seen You Handle Cocoons,” Kent State University, April 8, 2013

2011 Pushcart Nomination, “MK-Ultra 2 (Montauk):  Return Me to Houyhnhnms.”  Arsenic Lobster.

John Woods Scholarship, Prague Summer Program, Western Michigan University, February 11, 2011.

University of South Dakota English Department Gladys Hasse Poetry Prize, April 26, 2008; April 29, 2007; April 23, 2006

Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Jerry Bradley Award for Creative Writing, February 14, 2008; February 15, 2007

Communications Workers of America Southwestern Bell Corporation Writing Scholarship, 2000

Dr. Douglas Charles MacLeod, Jr.

doug-macleod
Title:
Assistant Professor of Composition and Communications
Department: Liberal Studies
E-mail: macleodc@cobleskill.edu
Office Location: Frisbie 001
Office Phone: 518-255-5339

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