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Robert Glick

Associate Professor

Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
Program Director- English BS

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Robert Glick

Associate Professor

Department of English
College of Liberal Arts
Program Director- English BS

Education

BA, University of California at Berkeley; MA, San Francisco State University; Ph.D., University of Utah

Bio

About Me: I teach creative writing workshops (emphasis on literary and innovative fiction) and courses on digital literature. I am the Program Director for RIT's new BS Degree in English, and the faculty advisor for the Creative Writing minor and immersion. My first book of fiction, Two Californias, was published by C&R Press in 2019. Currently I'm working on a hybrid print/digital novel, The Asterisms.

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

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

URLs of Interest:
Signatures: RIT's award-winning literary and arts magazine
gl-ph: RIT's electronic literature journal
Digital Humanities and Social Sciences: RIT's groundbreaking undergraduate degree program
Versal: A literary and art journal based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Courses Taught (Active):
Introduction to Creative Writing (ENGL 211)
Digital Literature (ENGL 315)
Digital Creative Writing Workshop (ENGL 389)
Creative Writing Workshop-Fiction (ENGL 390) - focus on Literary Fiction
Advanced Creative Writing Workshop (ENGL 490)
Advanced Topics in Creative Writing (ENGL 511) - focus on Experimental Fiction, Text/Image, or Flash Fiction

 


 

 

 

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Select Scholarship

Full Length Book
Glick, Robert. Two Californias. Brooklyn, NY: C&R Press, 2019. Print.
Book Chapter
Glick, Robert. "Questions for Anesthesiologists." The Masters Review Volume VII. Portland, OR: The Masters Review, 2018. 71-96. Print.
Journal Paper
Glick, Robert. "The Last Remembered Intersection." The Los Angeles Review. April (2018): http://losangelesreview.org/last-remembered-intersection-robert-glick/. Web.
Glick, Robert. "Failure Mechanism (Voicebox)." The Seattle Review. 9.1/9.2 (2017): 78-172. Print.
Glick, Robert. "Flicker Astrous." decomP Feb 2017. (2017): N/A. Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Glick, Robert. "Alternative Transmedias in The Paradox of Wonder Woman’s Airplane." Stan McKenzie Salon Series. RIT. Rochester, NY. 1 Apr. 2018. Lecture.
Glick, Robert. "The Paradox of Wonder Woman’s Airplane and the Transmedial Novel." Materialidades da Literatura Program. Universidad da Coimbra. Coimbra, Portugal. 15 Oct. 2018. Lecture.
Published Review
Glick, Robert. "Some Versions of the Ice by Adam Tipps Weinstein." Rev. of Some Versions of the Ice, by Adam Tipps Weinstein. The Pleiades Book Review 2017: 30-33. Print.

Currently Teaching

ENGL-390
3 Credits
This course is for students who want to explore the techniques of a single genre of creative writing and add to their skills as a creative writer. Through reading and discussion, students will see their own writing in a larger context. Reading/reflection and writing/revision will be emphasized all semester. The focus will be on the creation of creative works and the learning of stylistic and craft techniques. Ongoing work will be discussed with peer editors, which will not only help students rethink their work but teach them to become better editors. Group critiques will provide the opportunity to give and receive helpful feedback. Each class will rely extensively on the creative writing workshop model, and will focus on a specific genre of print-based creative writing. The course may be taken up to three times for a total of 9 credit hours, as long as the topics are different.
ENGL-389
3 Credits
Digital creative writing involves much more than simply writing in digital formats - it can include computer-generated poetry, bots, hypertext fiction, Augmented Reality, or locative narrative. This course is for students who want to explore digital creative writing in all its forms. Through reading, discussion, and exercises, students will produce born digital writings in different applications. Students will learn style and craft techniques for digital environments while also exploring the relationship between content and digital applications. Peer critiques will help students rethink their work and become better editors. Programming knowledge is helpful but not required. This course can be taken up to two times for a total of six semester credit hours as long as the instructors are different.
ENGL-490
3 Credits
This course is for students who want to explore the techniques of a single genre of creative writing and have already completed a creative writing workshop. Through reading and discussion, they will see their own writing in a larger context, culminating in a substantial body of work ready for publication. Reading/reflection and writing/revision will be emphasized all semester. The focus will be on the creation of creative works and the learning of stylistic and craft techniques. Ongoing work will be discussed with peer editors, which will not only help students rethink their work but teach them to become better editors. Group critiques will provide the opportunity to give and receive helpful feedback. Each class will rely extensively on the creative writing workshop model, and will focus on a specific genre of print-based creative writing. The course can be repeated up to three times, for 9 semester credit hours, as long the topics are different.
ENGL-500
3 Credits
Students will use the capstone as an opportunity to design a project that integrates the knowledge they have gained throughout their English program with experience in the professional track. Students will work with faculty to develop, manage, and execute a project that will culminate in the creation of an academic research paper, analysis of text using digital methods, construction of an argument across media, or demonstration of theoretical and/or aesthetic language use in digital form. Students will work under close mentorship by and/or collaboration with a faculty advisor in the Department of English for project planning. Students will present their project in a venue appropriate to their specific work.
ENGL-511
3 Credits
This course is for students who have completed a college level writing course creative writing workshop and want to explore in-depth a literary genre or add to their skills as a creative writer whether interested in poetry, fiction, non-fiction, or a combination of genresa specific topic within creative writing. The focus will be on the creation of a significant piece of writing for a final project. In addition to planning and producing a single, sustained creative work, students will complete other exercises and assignments in order to experiment with other genresa variety of writing techniques. Through reading and discussion they will see their own writing in a larger context. Weekly Regular class critiques will provide the opportunity to give and receive helpful feedback.
ENGL-212
3 Credits
Creative writing in the 21st century is no longer bound to the printed page; it exists in many forms, across many media. This course introduces students to multi-media creative writing through generative writing techniques, specifically focusing on language as the basic building block of writing. Exercises in reading, writing, workshop, and revision will teach students techniques to manipulate language, construct narrative through non-linear approaches, and generate ideas for particular media through linguistic play. Students will learn elements of craft specific to particular forms and media. Class workshops will provide the opportunity to give and receive feedback as well as participate in collaborative creation. Students will produce creative work for digital and location-based distribution as well as for live performance, therefore highlighting the diversity of physical and virtual media where 21st-century creative writing takes place.

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