Matthew Batt  portrait

Matthew Batt

Associate Professor of English
Degree
Ph.D., University of Utah
M.F.A., The Ohio State University
M.A., Boston College
B.A., Marquette University
At St. Thomas since 2007
Office
JRC 324
Hours
Dr. Batt is on sabbatical during the 2014-2015 academic year.
Phone
(651) 962-5605

Selected Publications Fiction, creative nonfiction, and book reviews have appeared in Tin House, Mid-American Review, Fifth Wednesday, Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Soundings East, The Isthmus, San Francisco Chronicle, Salt Lake Magazine, Another Chicago Magazine, and in the anthology Food & Booze: A Tin House Literary Feast.


Current Book-Length Projects Sugarhouse, the story of renovating what might have been a Salt Lake City crackhouse, and The Enthusiast, a collection of compulsive essays about obsessive subjects such as baking sourdough bread, fixed-gear cycling, rock climbing, spelunking in third-world countries, parenting, and other fairly unreasonable things.


Editorial Experience Internship at The Atlantic Monthly.  Served as Nonfiction Editor of Quarterly West and REAL: Regarding Arts and Literature.  Served as Contributing Editor at the Ohio State Journal and Another Chicago Magazine.


Grants and Awards Recipient of a 2010 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Five-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize.

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
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Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
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ENGL 322 - 01 Writing Fiction M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700
CRN: 40114 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew C. Batt This intermediate course explores traditional and innovative patterns of fiction writing. Emphasis on experimentation with a variety of techniques and development of individual voice. This course will include critique sessions, readings to broaden possibilities of form and subject, and individual instruction. Prerequisite: ENGL 255 or permission of instructor.

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ENGL 421 - 01 Literary Magazine Practicum I M - - - - - - 1730 - 1915 JRC 227
CRN: 40547 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Matthew C. Batt In ENGL 421 and 422, a sequence of two, two-credit courses, participants will study the history and character of literary magazines from 1912 to the present; learn desktop publishing, book and Web design, and editorial procedures; and apply this knowledge to producing the university's literary and visual arts magazine, Summit Avenue Review. Activities during the fall semester, part I of the sequence, include readings from The Little Magazine: A History and Bibliography and The Little Magazine in America: A Modern Documentary History; examining the design and content of fifteen professional literary magazines; learning InDesign CS5 desktop publishing program; providing design and layout for the COMPAS Arts Education Program anthology; creating preliminary Summit Avenue Review page designs; working collaboratively with other literary magazine editors to develop selection procedures and principles; and writing a comparison essay on two professional literary magazines. Prerequisite: previous or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 321 or 322 or 323 or instructor permission

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