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Matthew Manson

Associate Professor (Teaching) of Writing

Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1980
Office: JEF 150

Personal Website

Biographical Sketch

A graduate of UC Berkeley and USC, Matt Manson is an Associate Professor of Writing Instruction and a creative writer. His creative work includes novels and screenplays in a variety of genres and approaches. His scholarly interests include American Modernism, philosophy, science fiction, gender relations, war and criminality in American culture. He is currently represented by Caliber Media Group.  


B.A. Double Major in English (with Honors) and Classics, University of California Berkeley
Ph.D. English Lit, University of Southern California

Postdoctoral Training

Graduate level courses in screenwriting, USC Cinema School, 2008-2009   

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Associate Professor (Teaching), University of Southern California, Spring 2008   

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

I continue to research and write creatively on topics related to American culture, film, and literature.

Honors and Awards

Semifinalist in the 2011 Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, 2011-2012  
USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, Advanced Writing Teaching Award, 2010-2011   
Semifinalist in the 2009 Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, 2009-2010   

Service to the University


Chair, Writing Program Merit Review Committee, 2012-2013   
Member, Writing Program Personnel Committee, 2011-2012   
Member, Writing Program Writing 501 Syllabus Committee, Fall 2011   
Co-Chair, Composition Theory Working Group, 2010-2011   
Member, Writing Program Director's Advisory Committee, 2010-2011   
Chair, Writing Program Professional Development Committee, 2010-2011   
Member, Writing Program Faculty Advisory Committee, 2009-2010   

Other Service to the University

Chaired a panel discussion at the English Department's annual Conference. Chaired a panel discussion at The Writing Porgram's annual Undergraduate Writing Conference. Continues to write numerous letters of recommendation for students entering graduate school/law school/grants/scholarship programs. , 2009-2010   
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