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David Galef

Professor, English

Office:
Dickson Hall 413
Email:
galefd@mail.montclair.edu
Phone:
973-655-5145
Degrees:
BA, Princeton University
MA, Columbia University
MPhil, Columbia University
PhD, Columbia University
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I'm a professor of English specializing in creative writing and modern British literature. As a shameless eclectic, I've taught science fiction, psychoanalysis, and other fields. I've published books on subjects ranging from poetry and translation to children's literature. I also direct the creative writing program.

Specialization

I focus mainly on creative writing and modern British literature. I've published sixteen books, including fiction, poetry, criticism, and translation. Recent material includes the short story collection My Date with Neanderthal Woman, the translation Japanese Proverbs: Wit and Wisdom, the novel How to Cope with Suburban Stress, the poetry collection Kanji Poems, and the edited anthology Second Thoughts: A Focus on Rereading. Essays on Joyce, Woolf, Forster, Nabokov, Auden and others have appeared in places ranging from Twentieth Century Literature to The Columbia History of the British Novel.

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Office Hours

Fall

Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Research Projects

Brevity: A Short Short-Short Primer

This creative writing textbook focuses primarily on short-shorts and flash fiction.

Where I Went Wrong

This fourth novel focuses on a man reflecting on his failures, second-guessing himself at every turn, as each chapter takes him further back in time.

Kanji Poems

This poetry collection, forthcoming in 2015 from Word Poetry, uses kanji definitions to build short Japanese narrative-poems.