Hoover, Elizabeth


Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Poetry

Achieved Degrees:
B.A. Brown University 2002
MFA/MA Indiana University 2010

Selected Publications:
Poetry: Narrative, Tupelo Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, Foundry, Poetry Daily, Boulevard, Crab Orchard Review, The Los Angeles Review, among others.

Creative Nonfiction: Boston Review, StoryQuarterly, Lunch Ticket

Book Reviews and Author Interviews: Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Iowa Review, American Poetry Review, Bitch, BOMB

Art, Book, and Cultural Criticism:

“Filmmaker Elegance Bratton Wants to Diversify Consciousness.” Daily Xtra. July 2020

“Writing into the Future: The Work of Anthologies.” The Kenyon Review. June 2019.

“Today’s Cop Dramas Are Obsessed with Fighting ‘Political Correctness.’” Washington Post. 5 Nov. 2018.

“Where Tears Turn to Crystal.” Profile of Devan Shimoyama. Carnegie. Fall 2018

“Andy Warhol’s Trans Subject Finally Get Named.” Paper, 24 Aug. 2018.

“Looking at a Deeply Divided America through the a 20/20 Lens.” Rev. of 20/20: The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Carnegie Museum of Art exhibit. Carnegie Magazine. 5 Jul. 2017.

Contemporary Art, Queer, and Feminist Film, Performance Art, Experimental Film, Queer and Feminist Theory, Experimental Writing, Archives

Academic Awards:
2020 Eliana G. Berg Award for Graduate Research, Women and Gender Studies Department University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2019 William Harrold Memorial Award, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018 Distinguish Graduate Student Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2018 Boulevard Emerging Poets Award, 2017 Chancellor’s Award, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee 2015 Lauren K. Alleyne Difficult Fruit Prize, 2015 Best American Essays, notable essay, 2014 StoryQuarterly Annual Essay Prize

Conference Presentations:
“Activists Get Arrested, Queer Terrorists Go Free: Transient Convenings in Stephen Winter’s Chocolate Babies.” (Feb. 2019). Paper presentation at the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.

“Using Grading Contracts to Combat Implicit Bias.” (Dec. 2017). Poster presentation at the Graduate Teaching Assistant Collaborative Conference. Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

Teaching Experience:
LGBT 200: Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies

English 233: Introduction to Creative Writing English 101 and 102: College Writing and Research

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