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James S. Livingood

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Creative Writing Program
Office location and address
422B Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
B.A. University of Virginia, 1982
M.S. American University, 1994
B.A. George Mason University, 1997
M.F.A. University of Virginia, 2000
M.S. National Intelligence University, 2010
COLA 1500: College Advising Seminars
Credits: 1
COLA courses are 1-credit seminars capped at 18 first-year students, all of whom are assigned to the instructor as advisees. They are topically focused on an area identified by the faculty member; they also include a significant advising component centered on undergraduate issues (e.g., choosing a major, study abroad opportunities, undergraduate research, etc.). For detailed descriptions see http://college.as.virginia.edu/COLA
ENCW 2200: Introduction to Creative Nonfiction Writing
Credits: 3
A small, workshop-based, creative writing course that explores various forms of creative nonfiction and requires students to generate at least one longer work that incorporates extensive outside research.
ENCW 2560: Introduction to Fiction Writing - Themed
Credits: 3
An introduction to the craft of writing fiction, with relevant readings in the genre. Both readings and writing assignments will be on topics that vary. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENSP 3300: Literary Editing
Credits: 3
This course covers contemporary literary editing techniques and teaches students how to publish book-length works using modern print and electronic processes. The course may require students to purchase/lease computer software in addition to textbooks.
ENGL 3825: Desktop Publishing
Credits: 3
This course covers contemporary literary editing techniques and teaches students how to publish book-length works using modern print and electronic processes. The course may require students to purchase/lease computer software in addition to textbooks.
ENPG 8800: Pedagogy Seminar
Credits: 1–3
This course prepares first year doctoral students for the teaching they will do here at UVa in both literature classes and the writing program. Covers topics such as classroom management, leading discussion, grading papers. Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 8900: Pedagogy Seminar
Credits: 1–3
This course prepares first year doctoral students for the teaching they will do here at UVa in both literature classes and the writing program. Covers topics such as classroom management, leading discussion, grading papers. Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENCW 8999: MFA Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-topical research hours taken as part of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
  • 2004 Cream City Review Fiction Prize Winner. National competition sponsored by the Cream City Review.
  • 2002 A. E. Coppard Prize in Long Fiction. National competition sponsored by White Eagle Coffee Store Press.
  • 2000 First Prize, C-Ville Fiction Contest. Annual regional fiction competition with publication in Virginia Festival of the Book edition.
  • 1998 Winner, Dan Rudy Fiction Award, George Mason University. Annual short story competition, open to all George Mason graduate and undergraduate students.
  • 1997 Winner, Dan Rudy Fiction Award, George Mason University.