Eric Wasserman

Eric Wasserman

Title: Associate Professor
Department: English
Office: Olin 345
Phone: (330) 972-6256
Email: ew22@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.ericwasserman.com


Biography

Eric Wasserman is the author of a collection of short stories, The Temporary Life, and a  novel, Celluloid Strangers. His fiction has won the David Dornstein Memorial Creative Writing Contest and the Červená Barva Press Fiction Chapbook Prize and has most recently been featured in Confrontation, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Soundings East, and Great Lakes Review. He specializes in teaching courses in film, literature and fiction writing and advances the English Department's minor in Popular Literature and Film. He is the founder and faculty advisor for the university's graduate student literary journal, Rubbertop Review, and its undergraduate student literary journal, Ashbelt. You can visit him at www.ericwasserman.com.


Research Accomplishments

Summer 2014 Faculty Research Fellowship to continue American Film as Personal and National Narrative (retitled That’s Me in the Screen: Memory Through the Movies).

Summer 2013 Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Scholarship Award for American Film as Personal and National Narrative.

Summer 2010 Faculty Research Fellowship for The Angel Moshe: Jewish History, Tradition and Folklore Through A Contemporary Fictional Narrative.

Publications

Celluloid Strangers: a Novel. Cut Above Books, Second Wind Publishing, LLC, 931-B South Main Street, Box 145, Kernersville, NC 27284. October 26, 2011, 406 pages.

The Temporary Life: Stories. La Questa Press, 211 La Questa Way, Woodside, California 94062. March 15, 2005, 222 pages.

“Reprint of The Temporary Life: Stories with new author’s foreword and reading group guide.” University of Akron Press, The University of Akron, 44325-1703. March 1, 2010, 260 pages.

BOOKS:

Celluloid Strangers: a Novel. Cut Above Books, Second Wind Publishing, LLC, 931-B South Main

Street, Box 145, Kernersville, NC 27284. (forthcoming)

 

The Temporary Life: Stories. La Questa Press, 211 La Questa Way, Woodside, California

94062. March 15, 2005, 222 pages.

 

“Reprint of The Temporary Life: Stories with new author’s foreword and reading group guide.” University of Akron Press, The University of Akron, 44325-1703. March 1, 2010, 260 pages.

 

Nominated for The Sophie Brody Award, which is given to encourage, recognize and commend

outstanding achievement in Jewish literature (April 2010)

 

CHAPBOOKS:

Brothers. Cervená Barva Press, P.O. Box 440357, W. Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-

3222. September 20, 2008, 19 pages.

 

Winner of the 2007 Cervená Barva Press Fiction Chapbook Prize.

 

FICTION IN JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES: 

“Second Son; The Akedah.” Matter Journal 14: Animal. Wolverine Farm Publishing, Fort Collins, CO.

(forthcoming)

“The Cineaste.” Oracle 8, 2009. Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, GA. (published Fall 2010). 112-

118.

“The Golden State.” Carpe Articulum Literary Review. 3.1. (Third Place, Carpe Verbum Novella

Contest). Beaverton, OR. (February 2010). 44-68. (one of three finalists for the 2010 Lantern

Award in Short Fiction, The Lit: Cleveland’s Literary Center, Cleveland, OH)

“Company Town.” The Helix. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. (Fall 2009). 163-

181.

“Broken.” Carpe Articulum Literary Review. 2.14. Beaverton, OR. (October 2009). 140-147. 

“A Threatening World.” The Helix. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. (Spring

2009). 145-147.

“Fade Out.” 10,000 Tons of Black Ink 3. Literary Writers Network. www.10ktobi.org (February 2, 2009).

“Morris.” Istanbul Literary Review 12. http://www.ilrmagazine.net/en.php (Fall 2008).

“Benny.” Vermont Literary Review. 10.1. Castleton State College, Castleton, VT. (Summer / Fall 2008).

71-73. 

“He’s No Sandy Koufax.” Jewish Education News. 24.1. New York, NY. (First Prize in the 13th Annual

David Dornstein Creative Writing Contest, Coalition for Advancement of Jewish Education). (Winter 2003). 57-63.

“Next Year In Kona.” Beacon Street Review 14.1. Emerson College, Boston, MA. (Winter 2000). 11-32.

“Nina the Useful.” Writers Corner. Glenoma, WA. (Summer 2000). 69-91.

“Salvaging.” Monster Press 1.4. http://www.monsterpress.com (Fall 1999).

“Replacement.” Sparks 28. Orange Street Press. http://sparks.eserver.org/archive/sparks28.pdf

(March/April 1999). 50-61.

“Being Secular.” Monster Press 1.3. http://www.monsterpress.com (Winter 1998).

“Who Said Anything About God?” Allegheny Review 16. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. (1998 issue)

54-62.

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

Early Shnoring on Christmas Even in Akron.” Christmas Stories from Ohio. Kent State University Press.

August 28, 2010. Ed. Dorothy Dodge Robbins and Kenneth Robbins. 101-117 & back jacket

cover excerpt.

 

· excerpts from the anthology read on WCPN as part of Cleveland’s National Public Radio

   (NPR) station’s seasonal programming. (December 2010)

 

WRITINGS ON THE CRAFT OF FICTION:

“Incorporating Research into a Fictional Narrative.” Wr

BOOKS:

Celluloid Strangers: a Novel. Cut Above Books, Second Wind Publishing, LLC, 931-B South Main

Street, Box 145, Kernersville, NC 27284. (forthcoming)

 

The Temporary Life: Stories. La Questa Press, 211 La Questa Way, Woodside, California

94062. March 15, 2005, 222 pages.

 

“Reprint of The Temporary Life: Stories with new author’s foreword and reading group guide.” University of Akron Press, The University of Akron, 44325-1703. March 1, 2010, 260 pages.

 

Nominated for The Sophie Brody Award, which is given to encourage, recognize and commend

outstanding achievement in Jewish literature (April 2010)

 

CHAPBOOKS:

Brothers. Cervená Barva Press, P.O. Box 440357, W. Somerville, Massachusetts 02144-

3222. September 20, 2008, 19 pages.

 

Winner of the 2007 Cervená Barva Press Fiction Chapbook Prize.

 

FICTION IN JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES:

“Second Son; The Akedah.” Matter Journal 14: Animal. Wolverine Farm Publishing, Fort Collins, CO.

(forthcoming)

“The Cineaste.” Oracle 8, 2009. Brewton-Parker College, Mt. Vernon, GA. (published Fall 2010). 112-

118.

“The Golden State.” Carpe Articulum Literary Review. 3.1. (Third Place, Carpe Verbum Novella

Contest). Beaverton, OR. (February 2010). 44-68. (one of three finalists for the 2010 Lantern

Award in Short Fiction, The Lit: Cleveland’s Literary Center, Cleveland, OH)

“Company Town.” The Helix. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. (Fall 2009). 163-

181.

“Broken.” Carpe Articulum Literary Review. 2.14. Beaverton, OR. (October 2009). 140-147.

“A Threatening World.” The Helix. Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT. (Spring

2009). 145-147.

“Fade Out.” 10,000 Tons of Black Ink 3. Literary Writers Network. www.10ktobi.org (February 2, 2009).

“Morris.” Istanbul Literary Review 12. http://www.ilrmagazine.net/en.php (Fall 2008).

“Benny.” Vermont Literary Review. 10.1. Castleton State College, Castleton, VT. (Summer / Fall 2008).

71-73.

“He’s No Sandy Koufax.” Jewish Education News. 24.1. New York, NY. (First Prize in the 13th Annual

David Dornstein Creative Writing Contest, Coalition for Advancement of Jewish Education). (Winter 2003). 57-63.

“Next Year In Kona.” Beacon Street Review 14.1. Emerson College, Boston, MA. (Winter 2000). 11-32.

“Nina the Useful.” Writers Corner. Glenoma, WA. (Summer 2000). 69-91.

“Salvaging.” Monster Press 1.4. http://www.monsterpress.com (Fall 1999).

“Replacement.” Sparks 28. Orange Street Press. http://sparks.eserver.org/archive/sparks28.pdf

(March/April 1999). 50-61.

“Being Secular.” Monster Press 1.3. http://www.monsterpress.com (Winter 1998).

“Who Said Anything About God?” Allegheny Review 16. Allegheny College, Meadville, PA. (1998 issue)

54-62.

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION

“Early Shnoring on Christmas Even in Akron.” Christmas Stories from Ohio. Kent State University Press.

August 28, 2010. Ed. Dorothy Dodge Robbins and Kenneth Robbins. 101-117 & back jacket

cover excerpt.

 

  • · excerpts from the anthology read on WCPN as part of Cleveland’s National Public Radio

   (NPR) station’s seasonal programming. (December 2010)

 

WRITINGS ON THE CRAFT OF FICTION:

“Incorporating Research into a Fictional Narrative.” Writers Ask FOCUS. Glimmer Train Publications.

Portland, OR. (forthcoming).

“Embracing Emotional Autobiography Over Factual Representation in Fiction.” Writers Ask FOCUS.

Glimmer Train Publications. Portland, OR. (Winter 2009, Issue. 46). 16.

“Avoiding the Corner in Researched Fiction.” Glimmer Train Bulletin 33. Glimmer Train Publications.

Portland, OR. http://www.glimmertrain.com/b33wasserman.html (October 1, 2009).

 

iters Ask FOCUS. Glimmer Train Publications.

Portland, OR. (forthcoming).

“Embracing Emotional Autobiography Over Factual Representation in Fiction.” Writers Ask FOCUS.

Glimmer Train Publications. Portland, OR. (Winter 2009, Issue. 46). 16.

“Avoiding the Corner in Researched Fiction.” Glimmer Train Bulletin 33. Glimmer Train Publications.

Portland, OR. http://www.glimmertrain.com/b33wasserman.html (October 1, 2009).

 


Education

MFA, Emerson College


Courses

Film: Film & Literature, Women & Film, Film Criticism, Film Appreciation, Independent Film.

Literature: Stephen King, American Noir, Tolkien & Lewis, Old Testament as Literature, Jewish American Literature, Modern Jewish Novel, American Novel Today, New Fiction.

Creative: Introduction to Fiction Writing, Advanced Fiction Writing, Graduate Writing Seminar: Fiction, Craft and Theory: Fiction.