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D. Gilson

Academia.Edu Profile

Education

PhD, American Literature & Cultural Studies
The George Washington University
May 2016

MFA, Creative Nonficiton & Poetry
Chatham University
May 2012

MA, English
Missouri State University
May 2010

Research Interests

  • creative writing
  • American literature
  • critical theory
  • cultural studies
  • film
  • gender
  • sexuality
  • popular culture
  • race
Books

I Will Say This Exactly One Time: Essays—Sibling Rivalry Press, 2015
Crush (with Will Stockton)Punctum Books, 2014
Brit Lit—Sibling Rivalry Press, 2013
Catch & Release—Seven Kitchen Press, 2012

Literary Journal & Anthology Publications

5 AM • Adroit • Animal  Assaracus • Avidly • Beloit Poetry Journal • Big Lucks • Bloom • BODY • The Citron Review • Connotation Press Artifact • Diverse Voices Quarterly • Elder Mountain • Folio • Gabby • Glitterwolf • The Indiana Review • JDBrecords • Juked • Lambda Literary Review • The Los Angeles Review • Moon City Review • The Nervous Breakdown • The Otherwise • PANK • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette • Prarie Gold • Queer South • Rewriting Moby Dick • Right Hand Pointing • The Rumpus • Slurve • Stone Highway Review • This Assignment Is So Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching • Touchstone

Scholarly Publications

  • “Buddy Holly Glasses, Tube Socks, & Angst: Hipster Boyhoods in Moonrise Kingdom” — Quarterly Review of Film and Video 33.1 (2016): 83-95.
  • “LOLz with Hillz: Circuits of Neoliberal Power in the Divahood of Hillary Clinton” — The Journal of Popular Culture 48.4 (2015): 627-638.
  • “Hey Gurl: Queerness & Romantic Friendship in Poetry” — The Writing Instructor (Special Issue, “Queer & Now: A Celebration of Eve Sedgwick,” March 2015)
Awards & Fellowships
  • Writer-in-Residence – Hub City Writer’s Project, Spartanburg, SC, Summer 2016
  • McCandlish Endowment Fellowship – Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University,
  • Summer 2016 Writer’s Fellowship — judged by Marcus Wicker, Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, July 2016
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship — Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, The George Washington University, Summer 2015
  • 2015 Split This Rock Poetry Contest, Second Place — judged by Natalie Diaz, January 2015
  • Writer’s Fellowship — Vermont Studio Arts Center, Spring 2015
  • Notable Essay, “On Faggot: An Etymology” — Best American Essays, September 2014
  • Folio 2014 Essay Contest, Second Place —judged by Paul Lisicky, April 2014
  • Larry Neal Writers Award — DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, May 2013
  • Writing in the Disciplines Fellowship — The George Washington University, 2012 to 2016
  • Award for Outstanding Graduate Creative Achievement — Chatham University, May 2012
  • Robin Becker Prize for Poetry — Seven Kitchens Press, October 2011
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship — Chatham University, 2011-2012
  • Merit Fellowship — RopeWalk Writers Colony, June 2010
  • Graduate Assistantship — Missouri State University, 2008-2010
Professional Memberships
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Popular Culture Association (PCA)

(full CV available upon request)