CURRICULUM VITAE FOR DR. AMY ENGLAND                                                                                                                                Return to general home page
Writing Program, School of the Art Institute, 37 South Wabash, 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60603

Ph.D., Literary Studies and Creative Writing, University of Denver
M.A., English Literature and Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Chicago
B.A., magna cum laude, highest honors in English, Brandeis University

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION                                                                                                                               
20th century American and British poetry and fiction, poetics, Surrealism, text and image, translation

TEACHING EXPERIENCE                                                                                                                        

Creative Writing Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, fall 2002 to present:
Graduate student advising, fall and spring semesters from 2002 to present, summer 2015, 2014 (guidelines)
Surrealism: graduate generative seminar or workshop, fall 2016, spring 2015 (course description), spring 2013 (syllabus), spring 2011, spring         2010, spring 2007, spring 2006, spring 2005, fall 2003
The New York school: graduate seminar, scheduled for spring 2016
Writing the Haunted House: undergraduate introduction to creative writing, fall 2015 (syllabus)
Ekphrasis: graduate generative seminar, fall 2014 (syllabus)
Art and Political Struggle: graduate generative seminar, spring 2014 (syllabus)
Poetics: graduate seminar, fall 2013 (sample syllabus), spring 2012, spring 2009, fall 2006, spring 2004, fall 2002
The Persona Poem: undergraduate poetry workshop, fall 2013 (syllabus)
Undergraduate poetry workshop: fall 2012 (sample syllabus), spring 2012, fall 2010, fall 2009, fall 2008
The Detective Story and Experimental Literature: graduate generative seminar, spring 2016, spring 2013 (sample syllabus), fall 2010 (sample syllabus), fall 2009, fall 2008, fall 2005, fall 2004
Unending design: graduate poetry workshop, fall 2011 (syllabus)
Writing the 20th Century: graduate poetry workshop: fall 2008, fall 2005
Text and Image: advanced undergraduate writing workshop, fall 2010
Writing and the Museum: graduate writing workshop, summer 2008 (course description), summer 2007, summer 2005
Word, Image, Book: graduate writing workshop, summer 2005 (syllabus), spring 2003

Guest Creative Writing Instructor, Gemini Ink, San Antonio:
Traditional Forms in Japanese Poetry, 2003.

Creative Writing and Literature Instructor, Naropa University, Boulder, 2001-2002:
Traditional Forms in Japanese Poetry, summer writing program, 2002
Sign, Image, Book: graduate writing seminar, 2001
Uses of Fragmentation in Contemporary Poetry: advanced undergraduate seminar, 2001

EFL Instructor, National Louis University, Chicago, 1989-1995:
Courses in English grammar, GED preparation, pre-composition

EFL Instructor, Overseas Training Center, Tokyo, 1985-1987:
Courses in business English and conversation

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS                                                                                                                                  

For the Reckless Sleeper (collage/prose), American Letters and Commentary, 2011
Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide (mixed genre), Tupelo Press, 2007 
Broody Yaga and the Wheel of Shadows (chapbook, mixed genre), Obscure Publications, 2005
The Flute Ship Castricum (poems), Tupelo Press, 2001

Anthologized Work:
“Buson in the Rockies” (essay), Sites of Insight, James Lough, editor, University Press of Colorado, 2003, winner of Colorado Endowment for the Humanities’ Publication Prize
“The Art of the Snake Story”, Best American Poetry 2001, Robert Hass, guest editor, David Lehman, series editor.  New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001

Journals, Poetry and Prose Fiction:
“Strongest Chil Woo Synopsis”, American Letters and Commentary 24, 2013
 “The Largest Round Building in Classical Antiquity”, American Letters and Commentary 18, 2006
“From the Books of Ubar” (with Catherine Kasper and David Ray Vance), Notre Dame Review 19, 2005
“Baba Ganesh, Ubiquitous Authority”, Web Conjunctions, 2003
“Observations on the Ubarian Calender,” The Literary Review 46 #3, 2003
“The Island in History”, Conduit 13, 2003
“Etymologies to Be Written on Snakes and Used for Scale” and “Starting with Davenport’s Archilochos II”, Barrow Street winter 2002
“The Sleeping Traveler”, Free Verse, 2002
“Religion” and “The House of Lords”, Lit 6, 2002
“Selections from The Books of Ubar”, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern 8, 2002
“Introduction to the Books of Ubar”, Seneca Reivew 32 #1, 2002
“Gatehouse”, Fishdrum 16, 2002
“Sacrificing All to Science,” Quarter After Eight 8, 2002 (finalist, prose contest)
“Offering”, Poetry Daily, February 8, 2002
“My Grandfather as Egyptian Bas-Relief”, “Evanston or Maybe Highland Park”, and “Hermes as Victim of His Own Nature,” Denver Quarterly 36 #1/2, 2001
“Starting with Davenport’s Archilochos”, Fence 4 #1, 2001
“Extracts from Presentations to the Ubarian Scholarship Society” and “The Notebook Under the Bed,” Volt 7, 2001
“One of the Dead Languages”, Colorado Review 27 #1, 2000
“The Art of the Snake Story”, Quarter After Eight 6, 2000
“Nothing Framed Is Accident”, American Letters and Commentary 11, 1999
“The Still Wet Mud Tablets of the Law III”, Quarterly West 48, 1999
“Itinerary”, New American Writing 17, 1999
“For Elizabeth Ricketts” and “At the Office, the Men Are also Depressed”, Lit 1, 1999
“We Have Been Waiting a Long Time”, High Plains Literary Review 13 #1, 1998
“Can’t See Fuji/Interesting”, Colorado Review 25  #1, 1998
“Endnotes”,“A Face’s Three Chakras”, and “Surprised by Opera”, The Germ 2, 1998
“Attic Shape”, “For Ralph Mills”, Indiana Review 20 #2, 1997
“On the Beach” and “A Noh Play in Which the Ghost Does Not Reveal Itself”, TriQuarterly 100, 1997
“What People and Crows Say” and “Two Tourists with Guidebook Approach Planetarium”, TriQuarterly 97, 1996

Journals, Translations:
“Translations of Buson: Cicadas”, American Letters and Commentary 24, 2013
“Translations of Buson: Servants’ Holiday”, Frogpond 33 #2, 2010
“Translations of Buson: Tilling the Field”, Field  78, 2008
“Translations of Buson: The Summer Plain”, Southern Humanities Review 43 #4, 2008
“Translations of Buson: Camellias”, Denver Quarterly 42 #2, 2008
“After Basho: Haiku by Buson”, American Letters and Commentary 19, 2007
“Translations from Buson: Seasons and Delight”, Ohio Review 59 1999

 "How I Wrote My Lecture on Ionesco's Rhinoceros", Prop Theater (Rhino Theater Festival, Chicago,                      2015
Presentation from For the Reckless Sleeper, &Now Festival, San Diego, 2011
“Slide Show on Dream Safety,” Prop Theater (Rhino Theater Festival), Chicago, 2010
“Acts of Negation by Fabulous Beasts”, Center Portion Theater, Chicago, 2009
“Exquisite Corpses” (in collaboration with Alex Jovanovich), the Rec Room, Chicago, IL, 2007
From The Books of Ubar, &Now Festival, Notre Dame University, South Bend, 2004
“Six Photographs,” The Literary Review, 2001
“Four Collages After Barbara Guest,” Women’s Studies 30 #1, 2000
Collaborative visual art show and reading with artist Karen Andrews at Edge Gallery, Denver, 2000
Collaborative display with artist Karen Andrews at Denver Art Museum, Denver, 1999
Collaborative display with artist Karen Andrews at Rocky Mountain Women’s Association Showcase,
        Schwayder Art Gallery, Denver, 1999

EDITOR, TRANSPARENT TIGER PRESS, POETRY CHAPBOOK SERIES                                              
Songs Dead Soldiers Sing by Michael du Plessis, 2007
The Animals Painted by Aloys Zotl by Rikki Ducornet, 2005
The Cheaper the Crook by Eric Elshtain, 2005
Radium Jaw by David Vance, 2001
Blueprints of the City by Catherine Kasper, 2000

For Absinthe and Zygote, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2013                                                                                                                                                   
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Roosevelt University, Chicago, 2009
“Influenced by Williams,” Caffeine Theater, Chicago, 2008
“Reviewing Weapons of the Future,” Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, 2007
From the chapbooks of Transparent Tiger Press, the Rec Room, Chicago, 2007
“Iasion: A Tragedy”, as part of the Rhino Theater Festival, Chicago, 2005
From translations of Buson and Victory and Her Opposites, Danny’s Pub, Chicago, 2005
From The Flute Ship Castricum, University of Texas-San Antonio,2003
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Shaman Drum series, Ann Arbor, 2002
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Naropa University, Boulder, 2002
From The Flute Ship Castricum, University of Denver, 2002
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Little City Art Studio, Bethesda, MD, 2002
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, 2002
From Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide, Naropa Faculty Reading, Boulder, 2001
From Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide, Iowa City, 2000
An Encyclopedia of Ubar, Graduate Irish Studies Conference, San Marino, 2000
Translations of Buson, Upstage Theater, Port Townsend, WA, 1999
From Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide, Schwayder Art Gallery, Denver, 1999
From The Flute Ship Castricum, Wyoming Conference on English, Laramie, 1999
From Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide, University of Louisville Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, 1999
From Victory and Her Opposites: A Guide, Bas Bleu reading series, Fort Collins, CO, 1998

Admissions interviews, spring 2015
Admissions committee, spring 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2004                                                                                                                             
Interim head, BFAW program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2014-2015
Co-organizer, “The Denver-Chicago Continuum”, reading at the school of the Art Institute, Chicago, 2011
Judge, Ruth Lilly Fellowship, 2004
Judge, Academy of American Poets Prize, University of Denver, 2001
Co-president, Brad Rogers Bookbinding Group, 2000-2002
Chair for Early American Panel, Rocky Mountain MLA, 2000
Associate and Assistant Editor for Denver Quarterly, 1996 to 2000
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