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Robert Glick

Assistant Professor
1311 Liberal Arts
(585) 475-4618
Ph.D. Literature and Creative Writing, University of Utah (2012)
M.A. Interdisciplinary Art, San Francisco State University (1995)
B.A. English/Humanities, University of California at Berkeley (1991)

About Me: I teach creative writing (emphasis on literary and innovative fiction) and digital literature courses. I am the faculty advisor for Signatures as well as for the Creative Writing minor and immersion. My most recent project, The Paradox of Wonderwoman's Airplane, is a hybrid print/digital novel.

Areas of Interest: Creative Writing, Digital Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Experimental Narrative, Language Games, Text/Image Mashups

Influences: Kathy Acker, Lydia Davis, Ana Mendieta, Matthew Barney, Rebecca Horn, Anne Carson, George A. Romero, Michael Ondaatje, Haruki Murakami, JODI, JR Carpenter

A Few URLs:

Web Site: - this is my web site, with a full list of publications and info on The Paradox of Wonderwoman's Airplane

Signatures: (Faculty Advisor) - RIT's award-winning literary and arts magazine

Versal: (Coeditor) - Versal is a literary and art journal based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Recent and Upcoming Events/Presentations:

  • October 3: Lecture, Universite de Paris 8, Paris, France
  • October 25: Finger Lakes Community College, ComiCon, Canandaigua, NY
  • March 23: North-East Modern Language Association, Baltimore, MD


Fall 2016:

  • Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 390)
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 490)

Spring 2017:

  • Digital Literature (ENGL 315)
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 490)

Courses Taught (Active):

  • Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 211)
  • Digital Literature (ENGL 315)
  • Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 390)
  • Advanced Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 490)

Courses Taught (Archive):

  • Arts of Expression: Zombies! (ENGL 319)

Recent Publications


"Instar," The Collagist Issue 76 (2015)

“The Undersized Negative,” New Ohio Review Issue 16 (2014) [Winner, 2014 New Ohio Review Fiction Contest]

Three Options for a Successful Lunar Landing,” The Literarian (2014) [Winner, Summer Literary Seminars, 2014 Center for Fiction Prize]

“shrinking the monster,” Diagram (2014) [Winner, 2013 Diagram Essay Contest]

“Times Infinity,” The Gettysburg Review (2013)

“Mermaid Anatomy,” Notre Dame Review Issue 34 (2012)

“Goat Pharmacy,” New Orleans Review Volume 37, Issue 2 (2011) [3rd Place, 2011 Playboy Fiction Contest, and Honorable Mention, 2010 Walker Percy Fiction Contest]

“Exoskeletal,” Bateau Volume 4, Issue 2 (2011)

“Strawbellies,” The Tusculum Review Volume 7 (2011)

“Hotel Grand Abyss,” Copper Nickel 15 (2011) [Winner, 2010 Copper Nickel Fiction Prize]

“Southwest of Guadalajara,” Denver Quarterly Volume 45, Number 2 (2011)

“In the Room / Memory Is / White,” The Normal School Volume 3, Issue 2 (2010) [Winner, The Normal School 2010 Normal Prize for Fiction]

“Glue Factory,” Fourteen Hills 16.2 (2010) [2nd Place, 2009 American Short Fiction Contest]

“K/S” and “Stomachs of the Homeless,” Black Warrior Review 36.2 (2010)

“Second City,” Alaska Quarterly Review Fall/Winter 2008, Volume 25, No. 3 & 4 (2008)

“Release,” Passages North Spring 2007 (2007) [Finalist, 2006 Passages North Waasmode Prize]

“Self Portrait with Smoke,” Versal Volume 4 (2006)

“Brewing Up Controversy in Pilsen,” Travelers’ Tales Prague and the Czech Republic: True Stories (2006)


“Sources of Fascination” and “Stroma,” South Dakota Review (2013)

An Imaginary History of Performance #3: white glove,” [PANK] Issue 8.3 (2013)

“M- and U- Walking the Great Wall,” Whiskey Island 60 (2011)

“Them!” and “An Imaginary History of Performance #2: piano roll,” eleven eleven Issue 11 (2011)

“How to Wash,” The Cincinnati Review 8.1 (2011)

“Kraal,” The Laurel Review Volume 44, Number 2 (2010)

“The Rabbi,” Blue Earth Review Volume 8, Issue 2 (2010)

Job Posting: Tenure Track

This year, we are hiring for a tenure track position in Digital Writing and New Media Production. Check out the job announcement here!