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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
Fall 2015 Classes

ENGL 202:
RdgAsWr:FictionIntoNon-fiction

    A creative writing class designed to give students opportunities to pactice and refine their writing skills in one or two genres. Students may take twice for credit under different subtitles. Topics m
    ay include point-of-view and perspective in short fiction, creating characters, the persona poem. There is an emphasis on close reading, critical thinking and revision. Frequent writing required. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.)
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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 permissi
    on of the instructor. Offered every fall
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ENGL 304:
Advanced Fiction Workshop 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 co
    ntinue to practice skills emphasized in Advanced Fiction Workshop I. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, ENGL 302, and permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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ENGL 426:
Editing&Production Workshop I

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    An introduction to the basics of publishing through the opportunity to edit and produce, Geneseo?s online literary journal, Gandy Dancer. Coursework will include the creation of advertising and market
    ing, solicitation of manuscripts, collaboration within editorial committees, copyediting and proofreading as well as layout and design. Prerequisites: ENGL 203
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ENGL 428:
Editing&Production Workshop II

    This advanced course focuses on editing and producing, Geneseo's online literary journal, Gandy Dancer. The coursework will include the creation of advertising and marketing, solicitation of manuscrip
    ts, collaboration within editorial committees, copyediting and proofreading as well as layout and design. Students enrolled in 428 will assume leadership roles in the hands-on work of putting out this journal. Prerequisites: ENGL 426.
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