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JC Lee

Teaching Professor
CL 617-B

JC's Affiliations: First Year Programs, Pitt Prison Education Project

JC Lee (they/she) is interested in the essay in its many forms—personal, critical, nature, lyric, list. Their writing has appeared in Hotel Amerika, Mid-American Review, Critical Quarterly, and others. In 2016 they were awarded an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, and in 2017 their essay “Abbatoir Blues” won the Jellybucket award for Creative Nonfiction. JC Lee’s most recent courses include Writing the Body, Lyric Essay, and Queer Autobiography, as well as a section of Readings in Contemporary Nonfiction that focuses on writing about/on the body and the environment. As part of the Pitt Prison Education Program, JC Lee teaches Autobiography & the Creative Impulse at SCI-Somerset, where Pitt students and incarcerated students read and write together. Currently, they are at work on a collection of auto/art/essays on the self- taught painter John Kane

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