Brian Kiteley

Curriculum Vita



The River Gods, FC2, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, August 2009; nominated for a National Book Award by the NBA's panel of judges; reviewed by The Dallas Morning News; "All Things Considered," National Public Radio; The Review of Contemporary Fiction; The Colorado Review; interviewed by WFCR, Amherst, Massachusetts NPR radio station


The 4 A.M. Breakthrough, Writer's Digest Books, January 2009


The 3 A.M. Epiphany, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 2005


I Know Many Songs, But I Cannot Sing, Simon & Schuster, New York, January 2003 (paperback) and 1996 (hardcover); reviewed by "All Things Considered," National Public Radio; New York Times Book Review; Washington Post Bookworld; Manchester Guardian/Washington Post/Le Monde (international edition); Village Voice Literary Supplement; New York Newsday; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Denver Post; The Rocky Mountain News; San Diego Union-Tribune; North Dakota Review; Iowa Review; American Booksellers Association Magazine (interview); The Bloomsbury Review (interview)


Still Life With Insects, Graywolf Press paperback, St. Paul, March 1993


Still Life With Insects, The Bodley Head, London, March 1990


Still Life With Insects, Ticknor & Fields, Boston, July 1989 (reviewed in more than 50 newspapers in the U.S. and England)


Short fiction published in Pinch (2008 & 2009), Esquire (on-line) (2007), Divide (2006), Tarpaulin Sky (on-line) (2006), Listen Up (2006), Downstreet (on-line) (2005), Matter (2004), Chimera Review (on-line) (2003), Double Room (on-line) (2003), Segue (2002), Front Range Review (2000), The Four-way Reader (2000), The Ohio Review (1999), The Denver Quarterly (1994), Iowa Review (1993), Provincetown Arts (1993), Fiction (1989 & 1987), The Best American Stories of 1988, Houghton Mifflin


Essays in The Handbook of Creative Writing, the University of Edinburgh Press, March 2007; Write Now, edited by Sherry Ellis, Tarcher Books (Penguin), September 2006; and Rules of Thumb, edited by Michael Martone, Writer’s Digest Books, February 2006




A novel set in Crete during the summer of 1988




The University of Denver, Denver, Colorado.  Professor of English of English literature and creative writing, September 2007 to present.  Associate Professor, June 1998 to September 2007.  Assistant Professor, September 1994 to June 1998.  Director of the Creative Writing program, 1995 to 1997; 2003 to 2007.


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.  Assistant professor, September 1992 to June 1994.


The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt.  Lecturer.  September 1987 to June 1989.




Whiting Writers Award ($30,000), 1996

Guggenheim Fellowship ($30,000), 1992-1993

National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship ($20,000), 1991

Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, 91-92 and 84-85

Residences at Yaddo, 1993 and 1989; MacDowell Colony, 1990; Millay Colony, 1990.




AWP Conference, Denver, April 2010; University of Colorado-Boulder, March 2008; Mesa State College, February 2008; Colorado State University, February 2008; AWP conference, New York, NY, panel on the novella, January 2008; Carleton College, October 2006; The Santa Fe Writers Conference, June 2006 (teacher and reader); AWP Pedagogy panel, Austin, Texas, March 2006; “Still Life with Volvo: an Autobiography,” Attention/Inattention Conference, University of Denver, October 2005; “Each Sentence Educates the Next Sentence,” Book Exposition of America Conference, New York, June 2005; University of Massachusetts-Amherst, February 2005; “On Travel and Travel Writing,” ELL Conference, University of Denver, April 2004; Naropa University, two-day Prose Practicum, April 2004; Miami University-Middletown, February 2004; Amherst College, February 2003; Southwest Popular Culture conference, “On Writing and Teaching Fiction Exercises,” February 2002; the American Academy in Rome, July 2000; City College of New York, March 2000; Smith College, “Fiction and Fictional Fact: the Ethics of Writing Historical Fiction,” February 2000; Carleton College, October 1997; Rocky Mountain MLA, “On Amitav Ghosh’s In an Antique Land,” October 1997; Purdue University, April 1997; University of Maryland, April 1997; Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, July 1996; Brown University, December 1995; Smith College, December 1995; Holy Cross University, December 1995; Colorado State University, February 1995; West Virginia University Colloquium on Literature and Film, “On Reading Paint and Text,” September 1993; Egyptian Writers Union, Cairo, Egypt, May 1992; American University in Cairo, May 1992 and April 1991; Carleton College, May 1991; Vermont College, January 1991




M.A., in English literature and creative writing, the City College of New York, 1985

B.A., in English literature, Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1978




Creative writing workshop (fiction) for graduate students (Ph.D) and undergraduates


Metafiction, Abstract Expressionism, and Film Noir (winter 2007)—a multimedia course in tangential arts (particularly Barthelme, Gass, Hawkes, Pollock, Rothko, Wilder, Lang, and Hawks)


Travel writing (graduate and undergraduate honors colloquium)—literature and workshop


History and Fiction: the 20th century historical novel (undergraduate)


Versions of Egypt (undergraduate first-year seminar and (formerly) core curriculum course for juniors)—history, literature, anthropology, and travel writing on Egypt


Contemporary international literature—Asian, North African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American fiction (undergraduate)

The contemporary novel—the broken form (undergraduate)




Associate Chair, English Department 2009-

Graduate Council 2007-2009

Faculty Senate 2004-2009
Academic Planning committee, Chair 2008-2009
Faculty Research Fund subcommittee 2004-2009
Admissions subcommittee 2004-2005

English department tenure review committee 2003-2007
Chair 2005-2007

Graduate Committee, English Department 1994-1998 and 2002-2007

Chair, Fiction search 2005

Chair, Fiction search 1998


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