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Profile: Joseph Horton

Title: Graduate Student/MFA
BA, University of Southern California, MFA, University of Michigan

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Research Interests

Primary Interests

Teaching writing--first year, academic argumentation, creative writing, upper-level writing--and composition and rhetoric studies. The modern novel and short fiction, drama, theatre, cinema, screenplay, the literature of law and Native American literature.


"Foxes," Hobart
"Detroit Edison," Joyland
"The Tribe," Day One
"Mitosis," Midwestern Gothic

At the Broken Places (Edinburgh 2010)
At the Broken Places (London 2011)
The Toll (Edinburgh 2011)
American Cousins (London 2012)

Nonfiction and Profiles:
"Underdogs," LA Weekly
"Till Death Do They Part," Denver Westword
"Take Ten, Colorado," Denver Westword

Journalism and Columns:
Arts Critic, Colorado Daily, Denver Daily News and 5280 Magazine
Arts Reviewer, Edinburgh Evening News
Politics, Health, and Arts Online Reporter, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
Contributor, Gelf Magazine
Columnist, "Demver," Denver Westword
Columnist, "Wooden Nickels," Campus Circle Magazine
Faculty Columnist, Michigan Daily

"Unreliable Character and Narration in Fiction" University College London, 2011.

Additional Info

Interim Director of English Department Writing Program (Summer 2015)

Golden Apple Award Nominee (2014, 2015)
BEN Prize for Outstanding Teaching of Writing (2013)
David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition (2012)
Rackham Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award (2012)

Playwright-in-Residence, Savio(u)r Theatre Company, London

Member, CRLT Players, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

Workshop Leader, 826michigan

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