Janelle Adsit



Dr. Janelle Adsit is an Assistant Professor of English (Writing Practices) at Cal Poly Humboldt and affiliated faculty in the Environmental Studies undergraduate program and the Environment and Community graduate program. She teaches courses in environmental writing, creative writing, and literary publishing. She is also the faculty advisor for Toyon Multilingual Journal of Literature and Art.

Dr. Adsit's research focuses on creative writing as cultural production and critical university studies. Articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Feminist Formations and New Writing, and collections such as Creative Writing in the Digital Age. She is the author of a forthcoming textbook titled Critical Creative Writing: Essential Readings for Writers and the book Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing: Threshold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum (2017).

As a creative writer, Dr. Adsit is interested in ecopoetics. Her books include the poetry collection Unremitting Entrance, which is a meditation on grief in relation to place and environment. She has also written a chapbook titled Press Yourself Against a Mirror. Her poetry, book reviews, and essays have appeared in literary journals such as Cultural Society, Colorado Review, and Requited.

Areas of Interest: 

Environmental justice, ecopoetics, environmental humanities

Janelle Adsit
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