Friday, October 19, 2018

Job Opening at the MFA Program in Creative Writing at SIUC

Department of English
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing (Digital Humanities), tenure track, continuing, 9-month appointment, Department of English, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Qualifications: Completed MFA in fiction, and/or PhD in Creative Writing (fiction). Candidates must have at least one published or accepted book of fiction, and must have experience teaching fiction writing classes, preferably at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must also show preparation to contribute, via teaching and/or creative activity, to an emerging program in digital humanities,broadly-defined: podcasts, VR narratives, game scripting, blogging, and/or other forms of online/digital publication.
Duties: Teach undergraduate fiction classes, graduate workshops and seminars in fiction and/or creative activities related to digital humanities. Applicants will be responsible for maintaining an active independent research/creative activity agenda relevant to the discipline and service activities to assist the Department.
Appointment Start Date: August 16, 2019.
Application Deadline: November 1, 2018, or until filled.
Application Procedure: Send letter of application, current CV, and names of three references by mail to:
Professor David Anthony, Chair
Department of English
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Mail Code 4503
1000 Faner Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Or by email to: davidantATsiuDOTedu

Monday, October 15, 2018

Creative Writing Education Today
 A national nomadic symposium
Following the successful launch of the nomadic symposium at the University of South Florida (with host Dr. Dianne Donnelly) on October 5, “Creative Writing Education Today”, next appears at:
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, Illinois
Friday, February 1 2019
You are invited to propose a short paper (15 minutes) and to engage in discussions in this unique nomadic symposium. Papers can explore any topic in such areas of interest as:
- New ideas in Creative Writing Teaching and Learning
- Assessment
- National and global developments in Creative Writing Research
- Co- Curricular Opportunities
- The Future for Creative Writing / Creative Writing Studies
Sessions in each national location will be introduced and hosted by authors in the New Writing Viewpoints (MLM) book series and from New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing (Taylor and Francis). The IWU host is Dr. Mike Theune. All participants will also be invited to participate in a national survey of creative writing education today.
Send proposals (150 words) to:
Proposal Deadline: November 30 2018
Attendees who do not wish to present are also very welcome and can register by sending and email to or reserve a place via Doodle registration at:
The nomadic symposium is free, but places in each location are limited. Early submission/registration at your local symposium is thus highly recommended.
Inquiries: Dr. Graeme Harper, Chair, Creative Writing Symposium,