Faculty


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

    Magazine/Trade Publication
    • Goodyear, D. Beastly Appetites. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Why Bakers Love Their Mothers. Food & Wine.
    • Goodyear, D. Songs of Commerce. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Bad Characters. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Toques from Underground. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Raw Deal. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. The Missionary. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Grub. The New Yorker. The New Yorker
    • Goodyear, D. Shoe Leather. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Moving Day. The New Yorker. The New Yorker
    • Goodyear, D. Hollywood Shadows. The New Yorker. The New Yorker
    • Goodyear, D. Sexy Books. The New Yorker. The New Yorker
    • Goodyear, D. The Truffle Kid. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Down the Aisle. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Francophrenia. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Friends Like These. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Hef's Peak. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Killer Food. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Squidding. The New Yorker.
    • Goodyear, D. Kid Goth. The New Yorker.

    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

    Poetry Collection
    • Goodyear, D. (2013). The Oracle of Hollywood Boulevard. NY, NY. W.W. Norton.

    Multimedia Scholarship and Creative Works

    • 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-  
    • I blog regularly about food, LA culture, and news for the web site of The New Yorker., 2012-2013   
    • I blog regularly about food, LA culture, and news for the web site of The New Yorker., 2013-2014   

    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   




  • Master of Professional Writing Program
  • University of Southern California
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • Mark Taper Hall of Humanities, THH 355
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0355