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Aaron Colton

Aaron Colton, Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director of the Writing Studio

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Teaching (Spring 2023):

  • Writing 255s.01, Literacy, writing, tutoring Synopsis Art 102, Tu 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2018

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  • Colton, A. "Writing About Writer’s Block: Metafiction, the New Sincerity, and Neoliberalism in David Foster Wallace’s “Westward the Course of Empire Takes Its Way” and Sheila Heti’s How Should a Person Be?." College Literature 47.3 (2020): 468-497. [doi]
  • Colton, A. "Who (According to Students) Uses the Writing Center?: Acknowledging Impressions and Misimpressions of Writing Center Services and User Demographics." Praxis: a Writing Center Journal 17.3 (2020): 29-43.
  • Colton, A. "Dana Spiotta and the Novel after Authenticity." Arizona Quarterly: a Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory 75.4 (2019): 29-51. [doi]
  • Colton, A. "Metafiction, Literary History, and the Limits of Industrial Identity in Winesburg, Ohio." Studies in American Fiction 45.1 (2018): 61-89. [doi]
  • Colton, A, Epistemologies of State, Epistemologies of Text. A review of Timothy Melley, The Covert Sphere: Secrecy, Fiction, and the National Security State. Postmodern Culture: an Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism 25:1 (2014). [doi]

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