Swanson, Barrett

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
Languages & Literatures
Position
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Office Phone
(262) 472-1033
Office Location
LT 3209


Barrett Swanson was the 2016-2017 Halls Emerging Artist Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and was the recipient of a 2015 Pushcart Prize. His short fiction and essays have been distinguished as notable in Best American Nonrequired Reading (2014), Best American Sports Writing (2017), and Best American Essays (2014, 2015, and 2017). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian, The New Republic, Orion, Guernica, Pacific Standard, New England Review, The Southern Review, The Point, Mississippi Review, American Short Fiction, and Best American Travel Writing 2018

EDUCATION

MFA, Creative Writing, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010. 
BA, Political Science/English, Loyola University Chicago, 2008. 

COURSES TAUGHT

Advanced Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Prose Stylistics, Intro to Creative Writing, Current Writing Scene, and First-Year Writing 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Postmodernism, Autofiction, Longform Narrative Journalism, Personal Essays, Creative Nonfiction

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