Kika Dorsey

Freelance Article Writer & Creative Writer

Location:Boulder, Colorado, United States
2 Skills
I have a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and have worked as a proofreader for Sounds True Publications. I can provide excellent copy. I am a professor of English Composition and Creative Writing. KIKA MEEKS DORSEY Curriculum Vitae
303-447-8588 4280 Peach Way
Boulder, CO, 80301

Ph.D., Comparative Literature University of Washington 1996
M.A., German and Italian Literature University of Washington 1991
B.A., German Language University of Colorado 1988

• Dean’s scholarship and Dean’s List 1984-1988
• Grant from Austria to write article on contemporary author Elfriede Jelenik, 1997

• “The End,” The Eclectic Muse, spring 1991
• “Rain,” Herspectives, fall 1991
• “Snow in Spring,” Spindrift, 1991
• “The Line,” Poets Against the War, winter 1992
• “Moon” and “Blue Fire,” Howling Mantra, fall 1993
• “Labor,” The Talking Raven, summer 1994
• “Raw,” Coffeehouse Poetry, Bottom Dog Press, 1995
• “Blue Fire,” Space and Time, July 1995
• “Giant” and “Need,” Between the Lines, spring 1995
• “Lizard,” Coffee and Chicory, 1996
• “Sing a Song of Sixpence” and “Mistress Mary,” Anyone is Possible, 1997
• “Autumn,” Denver Quarterly, 1997
• “Give it Shade,” California Quarterly, 1998
• “Falling” and “I am the Gatherer,” Elegant Thorn Review, 2006
• “Spring in Autumn,” Main Channel Voices, 2007
• “Falling” and “Butterfly Pavilion,” Comstock Review, 2008
• “Fragile Daughter,” Rockhurst Review, 2008
• “July 4th, 2007,” SLAB, 2008
• “How the Body Aches” and “Smoldering,” Xanadu, 2011
• Chapbook, Beside Herself, Flutter Press 2010
• “County of Meat,” Kindred Magazine

• “European Like Me” Knot, 1996
• “Barbara Neuwirths Erzaehlsammlung Dunkler Fluss des Lebens, Zwischen Distanz und Naehe,” 1998
• “Bringing the Baby Home and Keeping the Dog,” Family Connection, April 2003
• “Choosing the Right Breed of Dog,” Family Connection, August 2003
• “Pooch Provisions,” Better Home and Garden, 2006
• “Separation Anxiety in Dogs,”, 2006

• “The House, The Labyrinth, and Fluid Forms,” 1996
In realism and its tendency to reflect a space that is timeless and horizontal, there is often a redemptive pattern in the spatial constructions within the narrative. For example, the image of the house often reflects the institution of family. The structure of the narrative itself tends to reflect linear time. I explore, however, the breaks in this structure: the images of dark space, fragmented space, dissolutions of form. I show how the modern and postmodern are on the continuum of realism. I look at writings about architecture, such as those of Anthony Vidler, and literary criticism, as well as scientific theories of chaos.

The first half of my dissertation explores realism to postmodernism and the second half particular spaces: the labyrinth, the eye, and the seasons, where I discuss the intersection of space and time in poetic language. Each chapter discusses a different author, starting with the modernist Natalia Ginzburg. I explore the prose of Natalia Ginzburg, Christa Wolf, Barbara Neuwirth, and the poetry of Paul Celan, Andrea Zanzotto, and Friederike Mayroeeker.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE______________________________________________

University of Washington
• T.A. in Film and Literature for five quarters, 1991 – 1994
• Instructor of Comparative Literature for three quarters, 1992 – 1993

University of Colorado
• Honorarium Instructor of Italian Cinema for one semester, 1994

Metropolitan Community College
• Instructor of Art and Literature, 2000
• Instructor of English 101 and English 102, 1997 – 2000

Naropa University
• Instructor of Graduate Poetry class online, 2008-2009

Front Range Community College
• Instructor of English 101, 1995 – 1996
• Instructor of English 121, 122, 2008-present
• Instructor of English 221, Creative Writing, 2010-present

• German - fluent
• Italian – good reading knowledge, fair speaking skills
• Spanish – remedial reading knowledge
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Creative Writing