Faculty Profile

Elise Levine

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing (2013)

Contact Information


East College Room 307


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, her published works include the story collection Driving Men Mad and the novel Requests and Dedications.


  • 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