1. University of Virginia
  2. Arts & Sciences

Jeremy Townley

Assistant Professor

222 Bryan Hall

Office Hours:

TR 2:00-3:00
and by appointment

Class Schedule:

TR 3:30-4:45
TR 5:00-6:15

Degrees

MFA British Columbia 2012
MPhil Oxford 2003
BA Texas A&M 1998

Specialties

Creative Writing

For more information, please see jttownley.com.
 

Fiction

  • "Hostel."  Blunderbuss.  Forthcoming.
  • “Fragments Are the Only Forms I Trust.”  Bridge Eight.  Forthcoming.
  • “Dead Cat Bounce.”  Posit.  Forthcoming.
  • “What Jack Says.”  Crack the Spine print anthology.  Forthcoming.  [reprint]
  • “Believe You Me.”  Wraparound South (Summer/Fall 017).  Digital.
  • “Who Is This DiMaggio?” After Coetzee: An Anthology of Animal Fictions.  Minneapolis: Faunary Press, 2017. 43-56.
  • “Liana of the Soul.”  Steam Ticket 20 (Spring 2017):  22-31.
  • "Decantation." Litro Magazine (April 2017).  Digital.
  • “A Whole New Ballgame.” Cleaver (March 2017).  Digital.
  • “Golden Boy.”Barnstorm Journal (February 2017).  Digital.
  • "Fronteras." South 85 Journal (Fall/Winter 2016).  Digital.
  • “The Seeking.”Milk Journal (Summer 2016).  Digital.
  • “Chong Soup.”THEMA 28.2 (Summer 2016):13-29. [reprint]
  • "Flameout."  Terrain (Spring 2016).  Digital.
  • “Black Friday.” Compose Journal (Spring 2016).  Digital.
  • “Blue on Black.” Rock & Sling 11.1 (Spring 2016):  11-27.
  • “The Water Way.” Quail Bell Magazine (January 2016).  Digital.  [reprint]
  • “About the Author.” The Zodiac Review (Winter/Spring 2016).  Digital.
  • “Come On, Blue!” The MacGuffin 32.1 (Fall 2015): 121-129.
  • “What Jack Says.” Crack the Spine Literary Magazine 175 (December 2015).  Digital.
  • “Harold & Morty.” Pennsylvania Literary Journal 8.3 (Fall 2015): 167-183.
  • “Gojira & Son.” Tahoma Literary Review 2.3 (December 2015):  107-120.
  • “Texas Flood.” Bluestem Magazine (December 2015).  Digital.
  • “Is It Sirius?” Wilderness House Literary Review 10.3 (Fall 2015).  Digital.
  • “The Water Way.” Turk’s Head Review (Fall 2015).  Digital.
  • "Stinkman." Per Contra 37 (Fall 2015).  Digital.
  • “Los Miserables.” Whiskey Island Magazine 66 (Fall 2015):  99-117.
  • “My Life as Mark Wahlberg.”Meat for Tea: The Valley Review 9.2 (July 2015):  86-102.
  • “Disappearing Act.”  Driftwood Press 2.3 (July 2015):  65-68.
  • “Fée.” Gingerbread House Literary Magazine 13 (June 2015):  65-68.
  • “Freddy Bought a Polaroid.” The Cortland Review 67 (May 2015).  Digital.
  • “NuB∞k 2.001.” Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal (Spring 2015):  53-58.
  • “Professor Nobody.” Work Literary Magazine 6.35 (April 2015).  Digital.
  • “Meat Dreams.” Sequestrum (Spring 2015).  Digital.
  • “The Plumber’s Unhappiness.” The Riding Light Review (Winter 2015):  167-88.
  • “Woody Allen’s Glasses.” Eleven Eleven.18 (Winter 2015).  Digital
  • “Preview Man.” The Watershed Review (Fall 2014).  Digital.
  • “Chorie: A Tragedy.” Rose Red Review (September 2014).  Digital.
  • “O Fortuna.” The Masters Review—New Voices (September 2014).  Digital.
  • “Chong Soup.” Smokebox (July 2014).  Digital.
  • "Workshop." Prime Number Magazine (May 2014). Digital.
  • “Say You Want a Revolution.” Sliver of Stone (April 2014).  Digital.
  • “A Love Supreme.” The Istanbul Review (Winter 2014): 100-116.
  • “Casino Joe.” Liars’ League NYC (November 2013).  Digital.
  • “My Polish Barber.” LITnIMAGE (Summer 2012).  Digital.
  • “Emperor of One.” Liars’ League NYC (June 2012).  Digital.
  • “The Famous Eddy McCann.” LITnIMAGE (Summer 2011).  Digital.
  • “Déjà Vu (All Over Again).”Experienced:  Rock Music Tales of Fact & Fiction.Apollo Beach, FL:Vagabondage Press, 2011.95-103.
  • “A Christmas Letter.”The Red Anthology.SF:No Record Press, 2007.19-33.
  • “Babylmoonia.”  Zoetrope: All-Story Staff Anthology, 2006.  37-65.

​Translations

  • "Pink and Noir," translation of Monique Proulx's "Le rose et le noir," Saranac Review 12 (Fall 2016): 54-66.
  • "The (Sad) Case of the Open Fly," translation of Jean Pierre Girard's "L'affaire (triste) de la braguette," M-Dash: A Magazine of Translation (Summer 2016).  Digital.
  • "Roses for Candy Bar," translation of André Belleau's "Des roses pour Candy Bar," Cheat River Review, (Spring 2016).  Digital.
  • "Blood Flows Upstream," translation of Lise Lacasse's "Le sand coule vers l'amont," So to Speak (Summer 2015). Digital.
  • "How Are You?", translation of Marilú Mallet's "How are you?", Two Lines 22 (Spring 2015).  Digital.
  • "What Ever Happened to Aurélien Latour?", translation of Larry Tremblay's "Qu'es-tu devenu, Aurélien Latour?" Metamorphoses: A Journal of Translation 23.1 (Spring 2015): 232-37.
  • “No Football Tonight,” translation of excerpt from Gilles Leroy’s Alabama Song, Gargoyle, 62 (Winter 2015): 317-21.
  • “What Ever Happened to Aurélien Latour?”, translation of Larry Tremblay’s “Qu’es-tu devenu, Aurélien Latour?”, Metamorphoses, Forthcoming.
  • “I Killed the Word Why,” translation of Suzanne Jacob’s “J’ai tué pourquoi,” Hayden’s Ferry Review, (Spring/Summer 2014): 124-29.
  • “Directions for Use,” translation of Gaëtan Brulotte’s “Mode d’emploi,” The Threepenny Review (Fall 2013):  8.
  • “Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, NYC,” from Gilles Leroy’s Alabama Song, Collier’s (February 2012): 37-39.

    Essays

    • "Slush." Tahoma Literary Review (October 2015): Digital.
    • “‘Ice in Her Veins’: Translating Suzanne Jacob’s ‘J’ai tué pourquoi.’” Hayden’s Ferry Review (Spring/Summer 2014): 122-23.
    • “What Friends Are For.” Harvard Review 36 (Spring 2009): 215-17.
    • “Anarchism & Me,” Harvard Review 34 (Spring 2008): 195-97.
    • “Only the Lonely,” Harvard Review 33 (Fall 2007): 172-74.
    • “On the Edge.” Harvard Review 31 (Fall 2006): 187-89.
    • “Meaning & Nothingness."  Harvard Review 29 (Fall 2005): 244-46.
    • “A Magical Soul in Flux,” Prairie Schooner 79.1 (Spring 2005): 189-93.
    • “The Buzz,” The Oxonian Review of Books 2.3 (Spring 2003): 6-7.

    Awards

    • Pushcart Prize Nomination for Fiction, 2015 for "My Life as Mark Wahlberg"
    • "Best of the Net" Nomination for Fiction, 2015 for "Meat Dreams"
    • Finalist, Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Contest, 2015 for "Harold and Morty"
    • Finalist, Augury Books Fiction Open, 2014 for A Love Supreme: Stories
    • University of Virginia Vice Provost for Research/Dean of Arts and Sciences Grant, 2012
    • Fiction Residency, Fundación Valparaíso, Spain, December 2011