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Rachel Hall

Professor of

English

Welles 225B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5269
hall@geneseo.edu


Prof. Rachel Hall

Rachel Hall has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1993.
Faculty Information

Education

  • M.F.A., Indiana University
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • B.A., Knox College

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Fiction

    • “Block Party,” Bellingham Review, issue 68. (2014)
    • “Old Order,” Midwestern Gothic, vol.12. (2014)
    • “New Leaf,” South85, Fall 2012 south85journal.com
    • “Caving,” Crab Orchard Review, vol.13, no.2 (2008)
    • “In the Cemeteries of Saint-Malo,” Water~Stone, vol. 9. (2006)
    • “The Year of Babies” Ascent, vol. 28, no. 3 (2004)
    • “Saint-Malo, 1939” Gettysburg Review, vol. 14, no.2 (Summer 2001)
    • "Heirlooms" in Water-Stone vol. 8 (2005)
    • "Surrogates" New Letters vol. 70, no. 2 (2004)

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      Creative nonfiction

      • “End of the Line” Lunch Ticket, Winter/Spring 2014, lunchticket.org
      • “After Long Winter,” The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art, ed. Chernick, Myrel and Klein, Jennie. Bradford: Demeter Press, 2011
      • "Breasts: A Collage" in It's A Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters, edited by Andrea J. Buchanan
      • “The Missing,” About What Was Lost: Twenty Writers on Miscarriage, Healing and Hope, ed. Gross, Jessica Berger. NY: Plume Books, 2006

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        Awards and Honors

        • Water~Stone’s Brenda Ueland Award in Prose, Honorable Mention, 2006
        • New Letters Literary Award in Fiction, 2003
        • Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Grant, 2003
        • Lilith’s Fiction Award, 2001
        • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
My Classes

Engl 201:
Foundations ofCreative Writing

    An intermediate-level writing workshop involving assignments in various literary forms. Class discussions will focus on student work as well as work by published authors.

Engl 302:
Advanced Fiction Workshop I

    A fiction writing workshop using student writings in the genre as well as published stories, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Prerequisites: ENGL 201 and permission of the instructor. Offered every fall

Engl 304:
Adv Creative Fiction Wkshp II

    A fiction writing workshop using student writings in the genre as well as published stories, both in class sessions and individual conferences with the instructor. Students will further develop and continue to practice skills emphasized in Advanced Fiction Workshop I. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, ENGL 302, and permission of instructor. Offered every fall

Engl 426:
Editing & Production Workshop

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    A hands-on class in the editing and production of Geneseo’s literary magazine, Gandy Dancer. In addition to the practical skills involved in running a literary journal, students will explore the place and purpose of literary journals within the publishing world, examine contemporary literary journals—both print and online--and explore the responsibilities of the editor to writer and audience.