Robert Schultz
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Robert Schultz

Robert Schultz's books include two collections of poetry, Vein Along the Fault and Winter in Eden, and a novel, The Madhouse Nudes. He has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Award in Fiction, Cornell University 's Corson Bishop Poetry Prize, and, from The Virginia Quarterly Review, the Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry. A native Iowan, he attended Luther College and received his graduate education at Cornell University. In 1985 he returned to Luther, where he taught for 19 years. He has also taught at Cornell and at the University of Virginia . Since 2004 he has been the John P. Fishwick Professor of English at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia .

Dr. Robert D. Schultz
John P. Fishwick Professor of English
Roanoke Colleges
Salem, Virginia 24153

 

Books
The Madhouse Nudes, a novel
Winter in Eden, poems
Vein Along the Fault, poems
We Were Pirates, military history / biography

     

Credentials and Contact Information
B.A., Luther College
M.F.A., M.A., and Ph.D., Cornell University
E-mail: schultz@roanoke.edu
Office Phone: 540.375.2365

 

Teaching & Lecturing Interests
Creative Writing-Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction; Literary Modernism; Contemporary American Literature; Film; Women in Art; Classical Greece; World War II in the Pacific

Professional Activities: In addition to his books, Robert Schultz's publications include short stories and memoir essays; essays on poetics; articles on Modern and contemporary American poets, including Ezra Pound and Gary Snyder; a slide lecture, "When Men Look at Women: Sex In an Age of Theory"; and numerous reviews of contemporary American poetry.

Awards and Honors: National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Fiction; Virginia Quarterly Review Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry; Cornell University Corson-Bishop Poetry Prize; Yale Younger Poets Prize, Finalist; Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, Finalist; Featured Iowa Poet, Des Moines National Poetry Festival; Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Residency Fellowship; Artist-in-Residence, Luther College; The Madhouse Nudes is under film development by Wild Card Productions, San Francisco & New York.

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ROBERT D. SCHULTZ
John P. Fishwick Professor of English
Roanoke College
221 College Lane
Salem, Virginia 24153
schultz@roanoke.edu
540.375.2365

DEGREES:
B.A., Luther College, 1974, summa cum laude
          Major subjects: English and American Literature; Philosophy
M.F.A., Cornell University, September 1976 (Creative Writing)
M.A., Cornell University, June 1978 (English)
Ph.D., Cornell University, January 1981 (English)
          Major subject: Twentieth-Century British and American Literature
          Minor subject: American Literature
          Dissertation: "Ezra Pound's Developing Poetics, l908-l9l5: The Critical Prose";
                      directed by Professor Phillip L. Marcus

TEACHING:
John P. Fishwick Professor of English, Roanoke College, 2004-
Professor in English, Luther College, 1997-2004; Department Head, 2001-03;
          Associate Professor, 1991-1997; Assistant Professor, 1985-1991
Visiting Associate Professor in English, University of Virginia, 1993-94
Lecturer in English, University of Virginia, l982-85.
Lecturer in English, Cornell University, 1979-81; Teaching Assistant, 1977-78.

AWARDS AND HONORS:
The Madhouse Nudes a featured selection of the Lutheran Writers Book Club, 2008
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Fiction, 1998
Featured Iowa Poet, Des Moines National Poetry Festival, 1998 and 2004
Resident Fellow, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities & Public Policy, 1992-1994.
Artist-in-Residence, Luther College, Spring 1991
Yale Younger Poets Prize, Finalist, 1990
Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, Finalist, 1988 and 1989
Virginia Quarterly Review Emily Clark Balch Prize for Poetry, 1988
The Cornell University Corson-Bishop Poetry Prize, l976.
Danforth Fellowship, l974-1978

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Poetry

Books :
Winter in Eden. Loess Hills Books, 1997.
Vein Along the Fault. The Laueroc Press, 1979.
Poems. M.F.A. Dissertation: Cornell University, 1976.

In Anthologies :
"Vietnam War Memorial, Night." Retellings: A Thematic Literature Anthology. Eds. A. G.
          Clarke and M. B. Clarke. New York : McGraw Hill, 2003.
"She Speaks to Her Husband, Asleep." Poems of Insomnia. Ed. Lisa Russ Spaar.
          New York : Columbia University Press, 1999. 100.
"The Morning News." Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry.
          Palm Springs : Monitor Books, 1989.
"It Is Not Yet Morning, but Morning Rises." Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of
          American Poetry.
Palm Springs : Monitor Books, 1988. 462.
Sixteen poems in Thirtieth Year to Heaven. Winston-Salem, N.C. : The Jackpine Press, l980. ll5-38.

In Web Archives:
"Face Flenhed in Green"
          (a gallery of poems and art) in the Virginia Quarterly Review archives
"Reflective," "Drifting Souls," and "A place"
          on The Scribners' Best American poetry weblog.

In Periodicals:
Frequent poetry contributions to The Hudson Review and Virginia Quarterly Review ; numerous poems in a variety of
           other periodicals, including New York Quarterly, Poet & Critic, Iron ( England ), Sou'wester, and many others.

 

Fiction

Novel:
The Madhouse Nudes. New York : Simon & Schuster, 1997. Paperback edition, Loess Hills Books, Fall 2006; Simon & Schuster, Fall 2008. Film option purchased by Wild Card Productions, San Francisco & New York.

Short Stories:
"Snowlight." The Hudson Review 50 (1998): 556-572.
"The Madhouse Nudes" (novel excerpt). The Hudson Review 46 (1993): 77-122.
"The Most Beautiful Day of the Year." The Virginia Quarterly Review, 67 (1991): 433-54.

 

Critical and Cultural Nonfiction

Books:
Ezra Pound's Developing Poetics, l908-l9l5: The Critical Prose. Doctoral Dissertation: Cornell University, 1981.

Essays in Collections:
"Hardball." Writes of Passage . Ed. Paula Deitz. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2008
"Full-Throated Assurance." The Way Home: On the Poetry of Colette Inez. Ed. Kevin Bezner. Cincinnati : Word Press,
           2003. 109-10.
"Introduction at the 92 nd Street Y, New York City ." A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines. Ed. Steven B.
           Rogers. Fort Lee, New Jersey : CavenKerry Press, 2003.
"Passionate Virtuosity." On the Poetry of Phillip Levine: Stranger to Nothing. Ed. Christopher Buckley. Ann Arbor :
           University of Michigan Press, 1990.
Excerpts from "Passionate Virtuosity" (on Garret Hongo) also have been reprinted in Asian-American Literature, Vol 1
           and in Poetry Criticism, Vol. 23, both by Gale Research in 1999.
"Gary Snyder and the Curve of Return," with David Wyatt. Critical Essays on Gary Snyder. Ed. Patrick D. Murphy. New
           York : G. K. Hall, 1991.

Essays and Reviews:
"The Ephemera." Subtropics. 1:2 (Spring 2006), 93-108.
"Two Stories About the Body: On a Photograph by George Steinmetz." The Gettysburg Review, 18:3 (Autumn 2005):
           493-500.
"An Ethic of Uncertainty." Roanoke College Journal. Vol. 1 (2005): 41-3.
"Hardball," a memoir essay, The Hudson Review, 54, 4 (2001): 91-5.
"One Retrospective, Four Sequels, and Three Debuts" (poetry chronicle). The Hudson Review. 49 (1996): 503-512.
"When Men Look at Women: Sex in an Age of Theory." The Hudson Review, 48 (1995): 365-87.
"Poetry and Knowledge" (poetry chronicle). The Hudson Review, 44, 4 (1992): 667-75.
"The Accurate Poem" (poetry chronicle). The Hudson Review, 43, 1 (1990): 138-46.
"Passionate Virtuosity" (poetry chronicle). The Hudson Review 42, 1 (1989): 149-57.
"Recovering Pieces of the Morgenland" (review-essay). The Virginia Quarterly Review 64 (1988): 176-88.
"Gary Snyder and the Curve of Return," with David Wyatt. The Virginia Quarterly Review 62 (1986): 681-694.
"Freedom and Dispersions: The Situation of Contemporary Poetry." The Virginia Quarterly Review 60 (1984): 645-60.
"A Detailed Chronology of Ezra Pound's London Years, l908-l920," part one. Paideuma 11 (l982): 456-72. Part two.
           Paideuma
12 (l983): 357-73.
" The Secret Agent: Conrad's 'Perfect Detonator.'" The Midwest Quarterly 22 (l98l): 2l8-29. and introduced with Rory
           Holscher. Epoch, 29 (1980): 161-224.
"Preface to a Symposium on the Line in Contemporary Poetry." Epoch, 28 (l979): 90-3.

READINGS AND LECTURES:
Poetry Readings: Roerich Museum, New York City; Cornell University; Marquette University; Minnesota Public Radio;
           Charlottesville, Virginia; Des Moines National Poetry Festival; Luther College; others
Fiction Readings: Art Museum of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA; Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville,
           Virginia; WTJU Radio (University of Virginia); Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy;
           University of Pennsylvania; Prairie Lights, Iowa City; The Hungry Mind, St. Paul, Minnesota; Minnesota Public
           Radio; Luther College; Roanoke College; others
Nonfiction Readings: Library of Congress; the Navy Memorial, Washington, D.C.; The Maritime Museum,
          Newport News, VA; The Dossin Great Lakes Maritime Museum, Detroit, MI; The Pritzker Military Museum,           Chicago, IL; and more.
Lecture: "When Men Look at Women": University of Pennsylvania ; Luther College ; Virginia Foundation for the
           Humanities and Public Policy; University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Gallery Talk: "Conversations in the Gallery," Art Museum of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA, March 14, 2007.
We Were Pirates book events at the Pritker Military Library, Chicago; The Dossin Great Lakes Maritime Museum, Detroit;
          the Navel Memorial and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, VA;
          and other vennues.