Faculty Profile

Billy Middleton

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, WRITING AND COMMUNICATION
Building: Morton
Room: 328
Phone: 201.216.3332
Email: bmiddlet@stevens.edu
School:  College of Arts & Letters
Department:  CAL 103
Education

PhD, English and Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi (2011)

MA, English and Creative Writing, University of Southern Mississippi (2008)

BA, English and Education, Mississippi College (2001) 

General Information

My specialization is in creative writing, and I'm particularly interested in nonfiction. On the academic side, my research focuses on Southern writers. My work includes an examination of Zora Neale Hurston's anthropological work on voodoo; a review of The Other World of Richard Wright, a collection of essays examining Wright's haiku; and a review of Hollywood's Tennessee:  The Williams Films and Postwar America, a historical examination of Tennessee Williams' influence on the silver screen. 

Experience

Fiction 

“Wrestling Classics” in Magnolia’s Press (September 2010)
“Trolls” in FRiGG Magazine 29 (July 2010)
“Del Ray’s Basement” in Bicycle Review 5 (February 2010)
“Marko” in Short Story Library (January 2010)
“Communist” in Product 23 (October 2009)
“CEO” in Word Riot (August 2009)
“Marko” in Product 22 (August 2008)
“Greatest Jazz Hits” in Kennesaw Review (May 2008)
“Kye-Oats” in Vestal Review 31 (Web Issue, October 2007; Print Issue, January 2008) 

Professional Societies

Association of Writing Programs and Professionals (AWP)

College English Association (CEA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)

Selected Publications
Report
  1. Billy Middleton. (Mar 2010). "Multimodality and Technology in the Composition Classroom", pedagogical research, South Mississippi Writing Project, University of Southern Mississippi.
  2. Billy Middleton. (Aug 2009). "'CEO', podcast, Word Riot".
Book Chapters
  1. Billy Middleton. (2012). "Webinar-Tech Note", Successful Writing at Work, 10th ed., Philip C. Kolin, Boston: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.
  2. Billy Middleton. (2010). "Voodoo and Voices: Zora Neale Hurston, Black Magic, and Necessary Secrecy", Synergy 1.1, P. 119-125.
Journals
  1. Billy Middleton. "Palmer, R. Barton and William Robert Bray. Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America", South Atlantic Review (Forthcoming). South Atlantic Modern Language Association, (Book Review).
  2. Billy Middleton. (Mar 2012). "Solomon, Rakesh H. Albee in Performance", Theatre Journal 64.1, Johns Hopkins UP. (Book Review).
  3. Billy Middleton. (2011). "Zheng, Jianqing. The Other World of Richard Wright: Perspectives on His Haiku", Southern Quarterly 49.1, University of Southern Mississippi. (Fall).
Conference Proceedings
  1. Billy Middleton. (Mar 2011). "Some Doubts about Our Prospects", fiction, 2011 Graduate Student Research Symposium, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS.
  2. Billy Middleton. (Apr 2010). Table Member: Mississippi Review, 2010 Conference for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, Denver, CO.
  3. Billy Middleton. (Mar 2010). "Voodoo and Voices: Zora Neale Hurston, Black Magic, and Necessary Secrecy", literary criticism, 2010 Conference for the College English Association, San Antonio, TX.
  4. Billy Middleton. (Oct 2009). "Voodoo and Voices: Zora Neale Hurston, Black Magic, and Necessary Secrecy", literary criticism, Faculty-Graduate Research Colloquium, University of Southern Mississippi.
Courses
  • CAL 103 Writing And Communications Colloquium
  • HLI 408 Creative Writing