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Joshua Bernstein

Joshua Bernstein

Assistant Professor


J. A. Bernstein is the author of five volumes, including a novel, Rachel’s Tomb, which won the A.W.P. Award Series and Hackney Prizes; a chapbook, Desert Castles, which won the Wilhelmus Prize at Southern Indiana Review; and a forthcoming chapbook, Northern Cowboy, which won the Wilt Prize. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared in about eighty journals and anthologies, including Shenandoah, Kenyon Review Online, Boston Review, Washington Square, and Chicago Quarterly. His academic articles have appeared in The Conradian, Conrad and Nature, Conrad and Ethics, and Western American Literature, and won the Harkness Young Conrad Scholar Award. A Chicago-native and former Fulbright Scholar, he is Director of Graduate Studies in English at USM and the fiction editor of Tikkun. For a list of publications, see:

  • PHD - Univ of Southern California (2014)
  • MA - University of Illinois (2007)
  • BA - Brown University (2001)
  • Association of Writers & Writing Programs
  • Modern Language Association
  • Joseph Conrad Society of America
  • Arabic (Professional Working)
  • Hebrew (Professional Working)
  • French (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Creative Writing – Prose; British Modernism; Joseph Conrad