1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Alison

Stories:

  • “Bilbao,” TriQuarterly 132 (2008)
  • “Mary M.,” Five Points (Winter 2006)
  • “The Plant Hunter,” Seed Magazine (July/August 2004)

Essays and reviews:

  • "But I've Got Ovid," Virginia Quarterly Review (Summer 2016)
  • "Ancient Narrative Now," Arion: A Journal of Humanities and the Classics 23.2 (Fall 2015)
  • "Catoptrica" Studies in Literary Imagination (Fall 2016)
  • Review of Anne Carson’s NOX. “A Year in Reading,” www.themillions.com (19 December 2011)
  • “Why I Was Driven to Drive,” Washington Post (22 May 2010). Reprinted in Minneapolis Star Tribune, Charleston Daily Mail, Dallas Morning News, Portland Press Herald,
  • “This Life,” YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday (U.K.) (20 September 2009)
  • “Two Fathers Too Few,” International Herald Tribune (10 June 2009)
  • “Some Pointers for Palin,” Boston Globe (19 May 2009)
  • “Swapping Fathers, Swiftly,” New York Times (1 March 2009)
  • “The Third Victim in Bernhard Schlink’s Der Vorleser” (peer reviewed), The Germanic Review (Spring 2006)
  • “Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut”: A Masque in Disguise” (peer reviewed), Postscript: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Fall 2003

Musical collaborations:

  • “XENIA,” song-cycle, with music by Thomas Sleeper, performed by tenor John Duykers, Albany Records, 2010
  • “The Sisters Antipodes,” mini-opera, with music by Thomas Sleeper, performed at Festival Miami and other locations nationally and abroad, 2009
  • “The Marriage of the Sea,” mini-opera, with music by Raina Murnak, performed at Festival Miami, 2009

Honors:

  • Center for the Humanities Fellow, University of Miami (2012-2013)
  • UM Provost Research Award for Summer (2012)
  • UM Max Orovitz Summer Research Awards (summer 2008, 2010)
  • People Magazine Editor’s Pick (March 2009)
  • Nomination for International Kiriyama Pacific Rim Literary Prize (2006)
  • Nomination for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (2005)
  • New York Times Notable Book (2003)
  • Residency at Lavigny International Writers Colony, Switzerland (2002)

Recent presentations (selected):

  • American Academy in Rome, Italy (2013), “Ovid Transformed: The Poet and the Metamorphoses
  • Humanities Center, Miami (2012)
  • Brandeis National Committee, Treasure Coast, FL (2011)
  • American Library in Paris (2009)
  • John Adams Institute, Amsterdam (2009)
  • University of South Carolina, “Caught in the Creative Act” (2009)
  • Miami International Book Fair (2009)
  • University of Southern Illinois, “Devil’s Kitchen Literary Festival” (2009)
  • George Mason University, “Fall for the Book” (2009)
  • Rutgers University Writers Conference (2007)
  • Bryn Mawr College Creative Writing Program Reading Series (2005)
  • National Public Radio (2005)
  • Karlsruher Bücherschau, Karlsruhe, Germany (2003)
  • Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut, Stuttgart, Germany (2003)
  • Geneva Writers Group International Writers Conference, Geneva, Switzerland (2003, 2002)
  • Lavigny International Writers Residence Reading Series, Lavigny, Switzerland (2002)
  • Deutsch-Amerikanisches Zentrum, Heidelberg, Germany (2001)

www.janealisonauthor.com

First Name: 
Jane
Position: 
Professor and Director of Creative Writing
Email: 
jas2ad@virginia.edu
Computing ID: 
jas2ad
Phone: 
434-6667
Office Address: 

405 Bryan Hall

Photo: 
Degrees: 

M.F.A. Columbia University, 1993
B.A. Princeton University (magna cum laude), 1983

Office Hours: 

T 12:00 - 4:00
W 12:00 - 4:00
and by appointment

Class Schedule: 

M 2:00 - 4:30

Classification: 
Specialties: