Larson, Michael

Plan: Creative Writing, PhD - Fiction

Achieved Degree(s):
BA (Dartmouth College, 2008)

MFA (The Ohio State University 2013)

Selected Publication(s):
My short stories and creative nonfiction has appeared in "Colorado Review," "Iowa Review," "Portland Review," "Ninth Letter," and "Witness." My scholarly writing has appeared in the "Journal of the Jissen English Department," "Los Angeles Review of Books," and "Poetics Today."

My research interests center on postmodern American fiction, utopian studies, affect theory, and transnational literature, especially writing that traces flow of culture across the Pacific.

Academic Award(s):
Ohio State University Grant for Graduate Research & Scholarship (2012)

Fulbright Graduate Research Grants (2013-14)

UWM English Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship (2017-2018)

The Wladyslaw Cieszynski Literary Prize (2015; 2017)

The Sheila Roberts Literary Prize (2015)

Conference Presentation(s):
Invited panelist, “Post-Disaster Research in Otsuchi Town” (Japan Studies at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 2013)

Panelist, “Loss and Remembrance: An Investigation of Mourning in Japan” (The Asia Studies Conference, Sophia University, Tokyo, 2014)

Working group presenter, “The Hills Above, the Sea Below” (Performance Studies International 2015 Tohoku, Aomori, Japan, 2015)

Moderator, “Life after Cream City: Professionalization” (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 2015)

Panelist, “Fulbright Grants in Creative Writing” (The Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Los Angeles, 2016)

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