Simone Sessolo

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SimoneSessolo

Lecturer

Office Location(s): 1320 North Quad
Phone: 734.647.4526
sessolo@umich.edu

  • About

    I am a LEO Lecturer III in the Sweetland Center for Writing. I received my Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, where my primary areas of research had been modern and contemporary world literatures and cultures, narratology, and Writing Center pedagogy. My research these days centers on framing violence as a cultural and institutional problem. I'm interested in exploring the cultural logic of violence in contemporary media.

    Fields ofStudy/Research Interests

    Rhetoric and Composition, Violence Studies, Cultural Studies

    Courses/Teaching Assignments
    • Writing 100, Transition to College Writing
    • Writing 200, The Rhetoric of Blogging
    • Writing 200, The Rhetoric of Memes
    • Writing 200, The Immediacy of Media
    • Writing 630, Advanced Writing for Graduate Student
    • Writing Workshop

  • Education
    • PhD, Comparative Literature, the University of Texas at Austin
    • MA, English, the University of Kansas
    • Laurea, Foreign Languages and Literatures, the University of Padua (Italy)
  • Awards
    • University Continuing Fellowship, the University of Texas at Austin, 2011-12
    • Outstanding Student Academic Employee (nominee), the University of Texas at Austin, 2010
    • Teaching Award, the University of Texas at Austin, 2007
    • Wolfe Award for Fiction, the University of Kansas, 2006
    • Teaching Award, the University of Kansas, 2005
  • Presentations
    • “Violence in the Writing Center,” The Future of Writing Centers Symposium, the University of Texas at Austin, 02/23/2013
    • “An Epic of Riots: The Multitude as Hero in The Black Audio Film Collective’s Handsworth Songs,” ACLA Annual Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, 03/31/2012
    • “Crime and Narrative: The Epistemological Project of Some Contemporary Crime Novels,” PCA/ACA National Conference, San Antonio, TX, 04/23/2011