Associate Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing
Silas Hansen’s essays have appeared in The Normal School, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Redivider, Slate, and elsewhere. His work earned an AWP Intro Journals Project Award in 2013 and three “Notable Essay” mentions in the Best American Essays series. His research and teaching interests include the personal essay, multimodal creative writing, comics, creative writing pedagogy, and literary editing and publishing.
Assistant Professor of English
M.F.A. in Creative Writing
The Ohio State University, 2013
B.S. in English; minors in Women & Gender Studies and Political Science
State University of New York, College at Brockport, 2010
Research and Publications
“An Annotated Guide to My OK Cupid Profile,” The Spirit of Disruption: Selections from The Normal School, edited by Steven Church, Outpost19, forthcoming May 2018.
“What Real Men Do,” The Writer’s Presence: A Pool of Readings, 9th edition, edited by Donald McQuade and Robert Atwan, Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2018.
“On the Fifth Anniversary of…” Redivider 14.2 (Spring/Summer 2017).
“On Visibility,” Waccamaw 18 (Spring 2017).
“What Real Men Do,” The Normal School 9.2 (Fall 2016).
“Just a Guy at the Bar,” Slate (January 18, 2016).
“On Asking the Hard Questions,” Brevity 51 (Winter 2016).
“Blank Slate,” The Writer’s Presence: A Pool of Readings, 8th edition, edited by Donald McQuade and Robert Atwan, Bedford/St. Martin’s Press, 2014.
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