HSU homepage

Adsit, Janelle

Adsit, Janelle

Writing Practices, Toyon Faculty Advisor
Janelle Adsit
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., SUNY Albany
Office:  Founders Hall 228
Phone: 707.826.5936

Creative Writing; Environmental Writing; Literary Publishing; Faculty Advisor for the Toyon Literary Magazine; Labor in Higher Education; Histories of Writing Instruction


Courses Taught

  • English 311: Environmental Writing
  • English 315: Creative Writing: Fiction
  • English 460: Toyon Literary Magazine


Recent publications

Recent Publications (Poetry, Creative Nonfiction):
  • Unremitting Entrance. New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2015. Print.
  • "A Keystroke Made." Thirty Days: 30/30 Poets Anthology. North Adams: Tupelo, 2015. Print.
  • "Introduction to World Peace." Blanket Stories Anthology. New York: Ragged Sky, 2014. Print.
  • Poems and essays have appeared in Amoskeag, Better: Culture and Lit, Caketrain, Confrontation, Cultural Society, Inkwell, Lalitamba: Journal of International Writings for Liberation, Requited, Sixth Finch, and elsewhere.
Recent Publications (Scholarship):
  • Adsit, Janelle, et al. “Affective Advocacy: Answering Institutional Productions of Precarity in the Corporate University.” Feminist Formations. Special Issue: Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University. Eds. Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens. [Forthcoming.]
  • “Under-representation of Feminist Aesthetics in Creative Writing Craft Texts.” (In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process. Ed. Jen Westmoreland Bouchard. Nashville, TN: Diversion P. Print. [Forthcoming.]
  • “Giving An Account of Oneself: Teaching Identity Construction in Creative Nonfiction and Social Media.” Creative Writing in the Digital Age. Eds. Michael Dean Clark, et al. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Print.
  • Doe, Sue, Maria Maisto, and Janelle Adsit. “What Counts and What Works: Bringing Affect into ‘Effectiveness’ in Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Advocacy.” Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition. Eds. Karen Fitts, et al. Anderson: Parlor P, 2015. Print.
  • “Review: Those Good Gertrudes: A Social History of Women Teachers in America, by Geraldine J. Clifford.” Peitho (Spring 2015). Print.