Julie Babcock

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1349 North Quad

Office Location(s): 1349 North Quad
Phone: 734.647.4524
Literature and Transformation
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Department of English
    • University of Michigan Lecturer and Research Fellow
  • About

    I am a poet, a book reviewer, and a fiction writer. I enjoy working with student writers at all levels to bridge the gap between their academic selves and their personal experience. My heroes are a motley group of superstars including Susan Sontag, Julio Cortazar, Mary Ruefle, Nick Flynn, Jane Jacobs, and Wonder Woman.

    Fields of Study/Research Interests

    Contemporary Literature, Poetry and Fiction Writing, Composition. I am interested in prose poetry, flash fiction, and other hybrid or difficult to classify work.

    Courses/Teaching Assignments
    • English: 124, 125, 223, 225, 229
    • Writing: 100, 220, 420
    • Writing Workshop
    Select Publications
    • Autoplay. Poetry collection (MG Press 2014).
    • Poetry and fiction appears in various journals including The Rumpus, Weave, PANK, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and The Iowa Review.
    • Reviews books for Rain Taxi.

  • Education
    • PhD, University of Illinois Chicago
    • MFA Purdue University
    • BA University of Cincinnati
  • Grants
    • Vermont Studio Fellowship
    • Indiana Artist Grant
  • Presentations
    • “Who Are We in the Creative Writing Classroom?: Interventions in the Craft vs. Context Fight.” AWP. Minneapolis, MN. April 2015
    • Colloquium Presentation. “Guiding Students Through Complex Arguments.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. November 2012
    • Series Talk. “How I Write.” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. October 2011
    • “Journal Writing and the Confrontation of the Self.” in Multi-Genre Pedagogy Panel. AWP. Washington, DC. February 2011
    • Fiction reading of “Numbers.” Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers. Michigan State University. East Lansing, Michigan. May 2010
  • Selected Publications:
  • Books