Ian Ross Singleton

Ian Ross Singleton

Writing & Critical Inquiry Program
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University Library Basement 96X (LI B96X)

MFA, Emerson College  

BA, University of Michigan 

Ian Ross Singleton

Ian Ross Singleton is author of the novel Two Big Differences. He is the nonfiction editor of Asymptote and teaches Writing and Critical Inquiry at UAlbany. 

Research Interests: Un-grading; social justice in rhetoric/composition and first-year writing; Translingual instruction in rhetoric/composition; demotic poetics; Southern Gothic, new Southern writing; female protagonists, political activist protagonists; English-, German-, Russian-, and Yiddish-language fiction and poetry; transnational literature, language studies, diglossia (Russian-English), heteroglossia, interlingual jokes, translation, mistranslation; ordinary language; Odessa, Odessa gangster narratives; Detroit, Detroit gangster narratives; Southern Ontario Gothic; 19th century Gothic narratives; Franz Kafka, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Eudora Welty, Leo Tolstoy, Anton Chekhov, Isaak Babel, Nikolai Gogol, Edward P. Jones, Gabriel García Márquez, Denis Johnson, Tobias Wolff, James Baldwin, J. M. Coetzee, Yuri Olesha, Teju Cole, Joseph Conrad, Rachel Kushner, W. G. Sebald 

Course Description: This course teaches both writing and reading, questioning, and making inquiry. Why do you need to learn that? You probably already have literacy, not something everybody can say. This course will help you to bring your writing and reading skills to the level of a college student and academic writer and beyond. 

Pronouns: He/him/his