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Anne Goldman – A Notable in the Realm of Essays

Anne GoldmanProfessor Anne Goldman’s current work includes an essay in the most recent issue of the Georgia Review (Travels with Jane Eyre) as well as republication of a 2006 essay. Each week this journal makes available one of “the most notable and memorable works to have appeared in the journal’s pages since 1947.” Stargazing in the Atomic Age, Professor Goldman’s first published creative nonfiction, was recently honored in this capacity and can be found at The 2014 piece will also be available online in its entirety from 11/17-12/7.

Last year, Goldman published Souvenirs of Stone, the second of four essays on the elements, in the Southwest Review. This piece was recently named a “notable essay” in the Best American Essays 2014. Ode to Energy, which appeared in an earlier issue of the Southwest Review, was identified as “notable” in Best American Essays 2012. Her Questions of Transport,an essay about reading which yokes Dante with twentieth-century Italian writer Primo Levi and which appeared in the Georgia Review in 2010, earned a nomination for the Pushcart Prize, and was listed as “notable” in Best American Essays 2011. Further information about Goldman’s creative nonfiction is available at

Professor Goldman is looking forward to the publication of an essay on Chicana/o literature in the History of California Literature, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2015. Currently, she’s midway through a first revision of a novel which spans 2,000 years of time whose tentative title is After Life.

In this life, Professor Goldman enjoys working with graduate students in her role as director of the MA program in English and is pleased to be coordinating a lunch-time series of faculty talks for the department that will run through the academic year. Professor Brantley Bryant offered a talk on Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess, and Sherril Jaffe will be up next, reading from and discussing Works and Days, her fiction in progress.

Last but not least, Goldman is spending many satisfying hours with Emily Dickinson’s poetry for a senior seminar she is teaching.