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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


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


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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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): 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

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.
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.
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.
3 Credits
Since the initial development of the computer, writers have collaborated with programmers, illustrators, and soundscapists to create digital literatures. Following from radical techniques in print literatures such as concrete poetry, Choose Your Own Adventure novels, and reorderable/unbound fictions, digital literatures exploit the potential of digital formats to explore questions of interactivity, readership, authorship, embodiment, and power. In this class, we will learn to analyze and appreciate digital literatures not simply through their content, but also through the relation of content to form, media, programming platforms, and distribution formats. Our consideration of digital literatures will lead us to cell phones, web pages, video games, virtual reality environments, and genome sequencers.

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