Vita

MATTHEW M. ROBERSON

Department of English Language and Literature

Anspach Hall 208

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

989.774.2585

matthew.roberson@cmich.edu

 

 

EDUCATION:  

Ph.D.    English University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1997

M.A.    English Pennsylvania State University 1992

B.A.    English State University of New York at Binghamton 1989

 

 

DISSERTATION:

“Moinous Li(v)es,” Director Campbell Tatham

A study of novelists Ronald Sukenick and Raymond Federman, this dissertation situates

postmodern American prose in the anti-foundational, counter-cultural contexts of the 1960s and 1970s.

It also examines Paula Gunn Allen and Gerald Vizenor, tracing a relationship between postmodernism

and contemporary Native American trickster literature.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS:

Books

List, a novel. Tuscaloosa: FC2/U. Alabama Press, 2014.

Impotent, a novel. Tuscaloosa: FC2/U. Alabama Press, 2009.

Musing the Mosaic: Approaches to Ronald Sukenick, Editor. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003.

1998.6, a novel. Normal/Tallahassee: FC2, 2002.

 

Articles

“Teaching the Hypertext Novel.” Academic Exchange Quarterly: 9:3 (Fall 2005): 151-156.

“Introduction.” Musing the Mosaic: Approaches to Ronald Sukenick. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2003.

1-12.

“Federman’s Supreme Pla(y)giarism: Take It or Leave It.” New Novel Review 5:1 (Fall 1998): 37-61.

“List of Answers” and “Paredros.” Federman, A to X-X-X-X: A Recyclopedic Narrative. Eds.

Larry McCaffery, Thomas Hartl, and Doug Rice. San Diego: San Diego State University Press, 1998. 176-177, 266-268.

“Ronald Sukenick’s Narratypography.” Electronic Book Review 7:2 (Summer 1998):

http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr7/7roberson/7rober.htm.

 

Short Fiction

“VR.” Notre Dame Review 40 (June 2015): 1-14.

“This Placed.” Reprint. Litscapes: Collected Writings 2015. Normal, Illinois: Steerage Press, 2015. 317-

323.

“Don Andres.” Threadcount 4 (Spring 2015) http://threadcountmag.com/issue-4-spring-15/

matthew-roberson/

“Then What?” Elm Leaves Literary Journal. Wild Edition. (Winter 2013): 27-36.

“Seven Strategies for Survival (in a small town).” Your Impossible Voice 1:1 (September 2013): 29-34.

“Years.” Web Conjunctions (February 2012) http://www.conjunctions.com/webconj.htm.

“Here’s What He Bought.” Cavalier Literary Couture (December 2011)                                                                        http://www.cavalierliterarycouture.com/#/online/pg2/Here%27s%20What%20He

%20Bought/.

“Come Thanksgiving.” Rampike. 20:1 (Spring 2011): 78-82.

“This is Not a Celebration of Our Fathers.” Elimae (August 2010) http://elimae.com/2010/08/Fathers.html.

“This Placed.” Contrary Magazine (Summer 2010)

http://contrarymagazine.com/Contrary/Matthew_Roberson_This_Placed.html.

“Do Not.” The Collagist 10 (May 2010) http://www.dzancbooks.org/the-collagist/do-not.html.

“Midwestament.” McSweeney’s Internet Tendency (March 31, 2010)

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2010/3/31roberson.html.

“Ways to Die.” Western Humanities Review Volume LXIV, Number 1 (Winter 2010): 6-21.

“Possible Side Effects.” Reprint. The &NOW Awards. Lake Forest, IL: &NOW Books, 2009. 304-308.

“In Progress.” Journal of Experimental Fiction 31 (Summer 2007): 218-235.

“With the Sisters.” Fiction International 39 (Winter 2006): 22-26.

“Possible Side Effects.” Clackamas Literary Review X (Spring 2006): 4-8. Winner of the

Willamette Award in Fiction.

“ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN® LO.” Golden Handcuffs Review 1:6 (Winter/Spring 2005-06): 183-192.

“Paxil (Withdrawal).” Diagram 5.2 (Spring 2005): < http://thediagram.com/5_2/roberson.html&gt;.

“Paxil.3.” Rhapsoidia 7 (Winter 2005): 20-21.

“Paxil.1” and “Viagra.” Black Ice Online (Winter 2004)

<http://www.altx.com/profiles/archives/2004/roberson/index.htm&gt;.

“Praxis.” Small Spiral Notebook 3:2 (Autumn 2004): <http://smallspiralnotebook.com&gt;.

“Paxil.2.” Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review 10:2 (Summer/Fall 2004): 175-179.

Reprinted excerpt from 1998.6, a novel. The Loop (2004): <http://www.clc.wvu.edu/loop/#&gt;.

Excerpts from 1998.6, a novel. Black Ice Online (Fall 1998): <http://www.altx.com&gt;.

“Femme Fatale.” The Porcupine Literary Arts Magazine 2:1 (Summer 1997): 36-45.

“Raised Hands.” The Nightshade Reader. Troy, Maine: Nightshade Press, 1995. 95-103.

 

Review Essays

“Around (and Around) Again: A Review of Raymond Federman’s Take It or Leave It and The

Twofold Vibration.” American Book Review 19:6 (July/August 1999): 3-6.

“Tuned In: Review of Larry McCaffery’s Some Other Frequency: Interviews with Innovative

American Authors.” Postmodern Culture 8.1 (September 1997): http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/pmc/.

 

Reviews

Review of The King of the Sea Monkeys.   American Book Review: Forthcoming.

“Limping Through Life,” a review of The Cost of Living. American Book Review 34:6 (Sep/Oct 2013): 8.

Reprint of review of As You Were Saying, eds. Fabrice Rozié, Esther Allen, and Guy Walter. American

Book Review 31:5 (July/August 2010). 3.

Review of As You Were Saying, eds. Fabrice Rozié, Esther Allen, and Guy Walter. American Book

Review’s LineOnLine 29:5 (July/August 2008) http://americanbookreview.org/lineonline.asp.

Review of Part of the World, by Robert Lopez. American Book Review 29:1 (Nov/Dec 2007): 26.

Review of Terror-Dot-Gov, by Harold Jaffe. Rain Taxi 11:1 (Spring 2006): 50.

Review of Utopia Limited, by Marianne DeKoven. ESF 2:1 (Spring 2005):

< http://www.bsu.edu/web/esf/forumreviews.htm&gt;.

Review of VAS: An Opera in Flatland. Rain Taxi 8:3 (Fall 2003): 21.

“Me LA Droogies,” a review of Common Criminals. American Book Review 24:6 (Sept/Oct 2003): 16.

Review of Mosaic Man, by Ronald Sukenick. The Cream City Review 22:2 (Spring 2000): 293.

Review of Damascus, by Richard Beard. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 19:1 (Spring

1999): 187.

Review of The Rings of Saturn, by W.G. Sebald. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 18:3

(Fall 1998): 241-242.

Review of Echoes, by Dennis Barone. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 18:2 (Summer

1998): 247.

Review of Guide, by Dennis Cooper. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 18:1 (Spring 1998): 230.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Panel Organizer and Presenter, An FC2 Fiction Reading (AWP Conference, April 2015)

Panel Organizer and Presenter, An FC2 Fiction Reading (AWP Conference, March 2014)

            Panel Organizer and Presenter, “Ongoing Experiments in Form” (&NOW: A Conference of Innovative

Writing and Art, September 2013)

Panel Organizer, An FC2 Fiction Reading (AWP Conference, March 2013)

Fiction Reading, “Lithium,” from Impotent (AWP Conference, March 2012)

Fiction Reading, Selected short fiction (Invited reader at University of Colorado at Boulder, March 2011).

            “Male Writers of Domestic Fiction” (AWP Conference, April 2010)

Fiction Reading, “Midwestament” (AWP Conference, April 2010)

Fiction Reading, “Ways to Die” (&NOW: A Conference of Innovative Writing & the Literary Arts,

October 2009)

Fiction Reading: “Y.,” from Impotent (AWP Conference, February 2009)

Fiction Reading: Excerpts from Impotent (SSML, May 2007)

“The Concrete Art of (Hyper)Fiction” (Literature and Visual Arts Panel at the National Popular &

American Cultures Association Conference, April 2007)

Fiction Reading: Excerpts from Impotent (&NOW: A Festival of Innovative Writing and Art, April 2006)

            “I Read the News Today, Oh Boy: Hal Jaffe and Documentary Fiction”

(Panel Organizer, Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, November 2005)

            “Teaching the Hypertext Novel to Creative Writing Students”

(Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations Conference, February 2005)

Fiction Reading: Excerpts from Impotent (SSML, May 2004)

            “Not the Real Story” (Fiction by Collage Panel at AWP Conference, March 2004)

Fiction Reading: Excerpts from 1998.6. (A Festival of Postmodern Piracy, Kent State

University-Salem, April 1999)

Discussant, Metafiction Panel (Midwest Modern Language Association, November 1997)

Fiction Reading (Cedarburg Gallery Walk’s Evening of Poetry and Fiction, October 1997)

“Collaboration as Pla(y)giarism: Raymond Federman’s Literary Thefts”

(Collaboration/Elaboration Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association, November 1996)

“Searching for Unity of Self: Kristjana Gunnars’s The Prowler” (UWM Literary Studies

Symposium Series, Fall 1995)

Fiction Readings (UWM Faculty and Graduate Student Reading Series, 1994 & 1995)

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS:

            First Prize, Clackamas Literary Review Willamette Award in Fiction (2005)

Central Michigan University College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences Summer

Faculty Scholar (2005)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Graduate School Fellowship (1995-1996)

First Prize, The Milwaukee Fiction Award (1994)

Honorable Mention, The Milwaukee Fiction Award (1993)

 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

            Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Central Michigan University

2011-present      

 

Associate Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Central Michigan University

2006-2011

 

            Assistant Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Central Michigan University

2003-2006

 

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of English and Philosophy

State University of West Georgia

2002-2003

 

 

Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

School of Literature, Communication, and Culture

Georgia Institute of Technology

1999-2001

 

Lecturer

Department of English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1996-1999

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of English

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

1992-1995

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of English

Pennsylvania State University

1990-1992

 

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT:  

            Central Michigan University

English 134: Introduction to Literature

English 201: Advanced Composition

English 234: Introduction to Literary Analysis

English 294: Introduction to Creative Writing

English 391: Creative Writing, Fiction

English 491: Senior Fiction Workshop

English 513: Special Topics in Humanities Computing

English 535: History of Literary Criticism

English 622: Seminar in Contemporary American Fiction

English 691: Graduate Fiction Writing Workshop

 

State University of West Georgia

English 1101: Freshman Composition I

English 4/5205: Technical/Professional Writing

 

Brenau University

EH 102:     Literature and Composition

 

Georgia Institute of Technology

LCC 1101: Introduction to Cultural Studies (Freshman Composition I)

LCC 1102: Cultural Studies of Science and Technology (Freshman Composition II)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

English 101: Introduction to College Writing (first term freshman composition)

English 102: Writing and Critical Thinking (second term freshman composition)

English 201: Strategies for Academic Writing (sophomore composition)

English 215: The Literary Imagination: Introduction to Studying Literature

English 224: American Writers: The Twentieth Century

English 233: Introduction to Creative Writing

English 309: American Writers: 1940ãPresent

 

Pennsylvania State University

English 15: Introduction to College Writing (first term freshman composition)

 

ACADEMIC SERVICE:

Coordinator, CMU Creative Writing Program (2014-present)

English Department Curriculum Committee (2014-present)

External Reviewer for Oakland University Personnel Committee (fall 2014)

Judge, The FC2 Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest (2014)

Faculty Advisor, The CMU Fiction Collective (2013-2014)

Faculty Advisor, Temenos (2012-2013)

CMU FYE Advisory Council (2012-present)

            English Department Policy Committee (2012-2014)

English Department Honors Committee (2008-2012)

            English Department Personnel Committee (2010-2011)

English Department Public Relations Committee (2008-2012)

CMU Public Broadcasting Committee (2009-2012)

English Department Personnel Committee (2007-2009)

English Department Conferences Committee (2006-2008)

Coordinator, CMU Creative Writing Concentration (2005-2009)

CMU Degrees, Admissions, Standards, and Honors Committee (2005-present; Secretary fall 2007)

English Department Policy Committee (2005-2007)

Faculty Advisor, The CMU Fiction Collective (2004-2010)

English Department Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2004-2006)

Member, ESF Editorial Board (2004-present)

English Department Conferences Committee (2003-2004)

Faculty Advisor, Temenos (2003-2006)

Faculty Advisor, Eclectic: Undergraduate Poetry and Fiction (2002-2003)

            Co-Editor, Updrafts: A Journal of Freshman Writing (2002-2003)

Advisor, Context (1999-present)

UWM English Department Literary Studies Advisory Committee (1995-1996)

Milwaukee Graduate Assistant Association Grievance Committee (1994-1995)

UWM English Department Grievance Committee (1993-1994)

 

 

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE:       

Writer/Editor, Crane MetaMarketing (2001-2002)

Web-Page Designer, Cream City Review (1997-1998)

Editor-in-Chief, Cream City Review (1995-1996)

Fiction Editor, Cream City Review (1994-1995)

Assistant Fiction Editor, Cream City Review (1993-1994)

 

 

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