Graduate Student Profile

Lisa Locascio

Status: Pre_Qual

Contact Information

E-mail: lalocasc@usc.edu

Biographical Sketch


Lisa Locascio holds a BA and MFA from New York University. She is currently a PhD student and at the University of Southern California's PhD program in Creative Writing and Literature, where she is a Virginia B. Middleton Fellow and teaches writing to students in the Thematic Option Honors Program. Lisa is the recipient of several writing awards, including the 2011 John Steinbeck Award for Fiction. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Reed Magazine, the online edition of American Short Fiction, the Northwest Review, and Fifth Wednesday Journal. Lisa's research interests include women's travel literature, gendered narratives, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, literature by biracial authors, the work and lives of several idiosyncratic 20th and 21st century authors, Nella Larsen and Roberto Bolano foremost among them.

Education

  • BA Interdisciplinary Studies, New York University, 05/2007
  • MFA English (Creative Writing), New York University, 05/2009


Employment History

  • Adjunct English Instructor, New York University, 2009
  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California Writing Program, 2010-2011
  • Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California - Thematic Option Honors Program, 2011-2012


Conference Presentations

  • Western Literature Association Conference, 10/2010
  • Writing By Degrees, 9/2009

Publications

  • Encyclopedia Article
    Locascio, L. (2011). "Luis Alfaro," "Elizabeth Avellan". Pasadena, CA: Great Lives in History: Latinos / Salem Press.
     
    Journal Article
    Locascio, L. A. (2005). "Legacy and Repetition: Heian Literature and Noh Theatre in Fumiko Enchi's Masks". Gallatin Undergraduate Journal. Vol. 1 (1)
     
    Poem
    Locascio, L. A. (2006). "Nebraska". Bowling Green, OH. Prairie Margins.
    Locascio, L. A. (2005). "Church In A Year". New York, NY. The Minetta Review.
    Locascio, L. A. (2005). "Northwest Highway," "To The Bone Congress," "Sunday". New York, NY. The Minetta Review.
    Locascio, L. A. (2005). "Sestina for a Sunday". New York, NY. The Gallatin Review.
     
    Short Story
    Locascio, L. A. (2011). "Love Story". San Jose, CA. Reed Magazine.
    Locascio, L. A. (2010). "What Is Disneyland?". Austin, TX. American Short Fiction.
    Locascio, L. A. (2009). "Elijah". Lisle, IL. Fifth Wednesday Journal.
    Locascio, L. A. (2009). "Park Rats". Chicago, IL. Joyland Chicago.
    Locascio, L. A. (2009). "Night Rides". Rochester, NY. Lake Affect.
    Locascio, L. A. (2007). "White Dog Day," "Inbox". New York, NY. The Gallatin Review.
    Locascio, L. A. (2006). "The Slow Girl". Bowling Green, OH. Prairie Margins.
    Locascio, L. A. (2005). "Torso Days". New York, NY. The Gallatin Review.
    Locascio, L. A. (2004). Forty-Eight Degrees. New York, NY. The Gallatin Review.
     


Honors and Awards

  • 2011 John Steinbeck Award for Fiction, 4/1/2011-  
  • Virginia B. Middleton Fellowship - University of Southern California, 8/2009-5/2014  
  • Conference Attendance Award - University of Southern California, 9/2009  
  • John Woods Scholarship - Western Michigan University, 7/2009  
  • Departmental Fellowship - New York University, 9/2007-5/2009  
  • Founder's Award - New York University, 5/2007  
  • Gallatin Writing Program Award for Outstanding Prose - New York University, 5/2007  
  • Gallatin Writing Program Award for Outstanding Prose - New York University, 5/2006  

 

 



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