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Johannah Rodgers, Associate Professor

Johannah Rodgers has been an Assistant Professor in English at City Tech since 2008 and has been teaching writing courses at various CUNY campuses since 1998.  A working fiction writer who is particularly interested in innovative approaches to narrative and storytelling, she is also involved in research projects related to the history and anthropology of literacy, authorship studies, and book and media history.  Her short stories and essays have been published in Fence, Fiction, Pierogi Press, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she is a contributing editor.  She received her Ph.D. from The CUNY Graduate Center in 2007, her M.F.A. in Fiction from The City College of New York in 1998, and her B.A. in Comparative Literature at Stanford University.  She has also studied literature and philosophy at Yale and Oxford Universities.

Courses Taught:

ENG 092, ENG 1101, ENG 1121, ENG 2000


Ph.D. (English/Rhetoric and Composition, The Graduate Center, CUNY),

M.F.A. (Fiction, The City College of New York), Post-Graduate Work (Comparative Literature, Yale University)

B.A. (Comparative Literature. Stanford University)

Academic Interests:

Fiction Writing,History and Anthropology of Literacy (Focus on Authorship Studies, Orality and Literacy and Communication Studies)
Book and Media History (Focus on History of the Novel and History of Copyright), Literacy, Publishing and Digital Media


The Social Construction of Authorship
necessary fictions
“Technology Is…”
The How Much Project

Short Stories
“Portraits and Conversations”
“Before Afternoon”

“How Far is Brooklyn From Manhattan?”
“Tree Street City”

Book Reviews
The Brooklyn Rail

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