Faculty Profile

Elise Levine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (2013)

Contact Information

levinee@dickinson.edu

East College Room 307
717.245.2548097

Bio

Levine teaches introductory and advanced fiction writing. She also teaches literature courses focusing on the craft and forms of fiction. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships -- including a Canadian National Magazine Award for fiction and awards from the Canada Council of the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony -- her published works include the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications. Her work has also appeared in publications including Blackbird, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner.

Education

  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1989
  • M.F.A., Vermont College of Fine Arts, 2008

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

ENGL 218 Creative Writ:Poetry & Fiction
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.

ENGL 317 Adv Creative Writing: Fiction
Writing and discussion of fiction. Prerequisite: 218 or permission of the instructor.

ENGL 337 The Craft of Fiction
This course will closely examine the tools, materials, and specific techniques used to create successful short stories and discuss The Masters as craftsmen (and craftswomen) in their trade. We'll begin with Chekhov and end with contemporaries such as Tobias Wolfe and Lorrie Moore. On the way we'll discuss the likes of Joyce, Fitzgerald, O'Connor, Cheever, and Carver.Prerequisite: 101

ENGL 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

ENGL 218 Creative Writ:Poetry & Fiction
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.

ENGL 418 Sr Creative Writing Workshop
Capstone workshop for students minoring with an emphasis in poetry or fiction. Students will work in one genre of their choice. In exceptional cases, a student may work in both genres with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: 101 and (317 or 319).