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Dana Goodyear

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: dana.goodyear@gmail.com
Phone: (213) 740-3252
Office: THH 328

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Biographical Sketch

Dana Goodyear is a staff writer at The New Yorker, where she has worked since 1999, and a co-founder of Figment, an online literary community. Her work has appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals. She is the author of two collections of poems, "Honey and Junk" and "The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard," both published by W.W. Norton. In 2013, Riverhead published her nonfiction debut, "Anything That Moves: Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture."
 

Education

B.A. English, Yale University, 1998
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Senior Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2013-2014   
Senior Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2012-2013   
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

food history, food taboos, Los Angeles culture, literary history
 

Publications

Book

Goodyear, D. (2013). Anything That Moves. (Sarah McGrath, Ed.). NY, NY: Riverhead.
Goodyear, D. (2012). Anything That Moves. (Sarah McGrath, Ed.). NY, NY: Riverhead.
 

Book Chapter

Goodyear, D. (2010). "Killer Food". "The Best Food Writing 2010 Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.
Goodyear, D. (2010). "Town for Sale". The Devil's Punchbowl Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press.
 

Book Review

Goodyear, D. (2010). Wislawa Szymborska's "Here". The Los Angeles Times. The Los Angeles Times
 

Magazine/Trade Publication

Goodyear, D. The New Yorker.
Goodyear, D. Food & Wine.
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Goodyear, D. The New Yorker.
Goodyear, D. The New Yorker.
Goodyear, D. The New Yorker.
 

Poetry Collection

Goodyear, D. (2013). The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard. (Jill Bialosky, Ed.). NY, NY. W.W. Norton.
 

Poem

Goodyear, D. (2012). "The Singing Bowl". Los Angeles, CA. The Rattling Wall.
Goodyear, D. (2011). Los Angeles, in Earthquake Light. NY, NY. The Daily Beast. The Daily Beast
Goodyear, D. (2011). renga. (Bob Holman, Carol Muske-Dukes, Ed.). NY, NY. Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Goodyear, D. (2011). Object of Desire. Washington, DC. The Atlantic. The Atlantic
Goodyear, D. (2010). "Object of Desire". (David Barber (poetry editor), Ed.). Washington, DC. The Atlantic.
Goodyear, D. (2010). "Dormant". (David Remnick, Ed.). NY, NY. The New Yorker.
Goodyear, D. (2010). "Small Fear". San Francisco, CA. Canteen.
Goodyear, D. (2010). An Old Misogynist. San Francisco, CA. Canteen.
Goodyear, D. (2010). "Freeway". (Laurie Ochoa, Ed.). Los Angeles, California. Slake. Slake
 

Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

I blog regularly about food, LA culture, and news for the web site of The New Yorker., 2013-2014   
I blog regularly about food, LA culture, and news for the web site of The New Yorker., 2012-2013   
poems, I have had poems published in The Atlantic, Slake, and The Daily Beast. My new collection of poems is forthcoming from W.W. Norton in the fall of 2012., 2011-2012   
I co-founded Figment an online and mobile community for the readers and writers of young-adult fiction. , 01/01/2010-  
 

Advisement

Other Advisement or Time Devoted to Students

I am a faculty adviser to the Southern California Review., 2013-2014   
 

New Courses Developed

Writing About Eating, MPW, The American appetite for writing about food has never been keener. Food writing is cultural criticism, memoir, investigative muckraking, service journalism, literary reportage, and sometimes all of these at once. In this class, we will read the greats, from M.F.K. Fisher—daughter of Whittier, once described by W.H. Auden as the best prose writer in America—to Upton Sinclair, Joseph Mitchell, Calvin Trillin, and L.A.’s own Jonathan Gold, who when he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reviews of hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurants in 2007 became the first food-writer to take newspaper journalism’s top honor. We will undertake a study of the fervent foodie press, which grows more literary by the month (viz. Meatpaper, a San Francisco journal chronicling the "fleischgeist," which has a poetry editor and publishes protein-related verse by Kevin Young and others). Mostly, though, we will eat and we will write. Come hungry., Fall 2013   
Young Adult Lit, MPW, A "laboratory" class in young-adult fiction and social media., Fall 2011   
The Profile, MPW, A course devoted to the classic journalistic form: how to pitch, report, and write a definitive profile., Spring 2011   
Life Is on the Record: Literary Nonfiction in Print and Online, MPW, A course that sought to translate the ideals of literary nonfiction to the blogosphere, and focussed critical attention on user-generated media., 2009-2010   
 

Honors and Awards

finalist for National Magazine Award for profile of James Cameron, Spring 2010   
 
 
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