English and Creative Writing

Davis Schneiderman

Davis Schneiderman

Executive Director of the Krebs Center for the Humanities and Professor of English

Krebs Center

Current Teaching and Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence and the Humanities: Digital Humanities, Remix/Mash-Up Culture, Uncreative/Creative Writing, William S. Burroughs, Postmodernism, Innovative and Avant Literature, the Grateful Dead and American Culture


Ph.D. Binghamton University
MA Binghamton University
BA The Pennsylvania State University

Edited Collections

William S. Burroughs in Context, Eds. Oliver Harris, Davis Schneiderman, and Alex Wermer-Colan. Cambridge U Press. Forthcoming. 

The Third Mind, by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Eds. Davis Schneiderman and Marcus Boon. U. of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming. 

The Book of Methods, by William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. Eds. Davis Schneiderman and Marcus Boon. U. of Minnesota Press. Forthcoming. 

The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game. Eds. Kanta Kochhar-Lindgren, Davis Schneiderman, and Tom Denlinger. U. of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Retaking the Universe: William S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization. Eds. Davis Schneiderman and Philip Walsh. Pluto Press, 2004. Reality Studio, 2014.


Ink. Seattle: Jaded Ibis Press

[SIC]. Seattle: Jaded Ibis Press

Multifesto: A Henri d’Mescan REMIX. New York: Spuyten Duyvil Press

Blank: a novel. Jaded Ibis Press

Drain. Northwestern University Press

Abecedarium. (with Carlos Hernandez). Portland: Chiasmus Press

Federman, Raymond. SHHH: a novel. Introduction. Editor. Starcherone Books 

Selected Scholarly Articles

“The Miraculous and Mucilaginous Paste Pot: Extra-illustration and Plagiary in the William S. Burroughs Legacy.” The Journal of Beat Studies. 1.2 (2013): 53-80

“Raymond Federman and the Pla(y)giarism of Re-Writing.” Federman at 80: From Surfiction to Critifiction. Ed. Jeffrey Di Leo. (SUNY Press, 2011)

Selected Creative Work

Appearing in Notre Dame Review, The Iowa Review, Fiction International, Western Humanities Review, TriQuarterly, Mandorla, Fairy Tale Review, Other Voices, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, The Journal of Experimental Fiction. Diagram, Gargoyle, and others 

Selected Essay/Non-Fiction/Journalism (50+)

Appearing in the Huffington Post (40+ articles), Grateful Dead Studies, Chicago Tribune, Harpers.org,  

the Writer’s Chronicle, the National Book Review, Ravinia Festival, The Rumpus, the Nervous Breakdown, FrenchCulture.org, Ravinia Festival Magazine, Entropy 

Including interviews with Temple Grandin, David Shields, Sherry Turkle, Regina Taylor, Aleksander Hemon, Ben Wizner, etc. 

Selected Digital Humanities/Documentation/Exhibition

“Drone Space Modulator.” Online supplement to chap 5. of Conceptualisms: The Anthology of Prose, Poetry, Visual, Found, E-, and Hybrid Writing as Contemporary Art, edited by Steve Tomasula. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama.  

The Museum of Alternative History (lead writer for group exhibition). RNG gallery, Omaha, 2013;  

KANEKO gallery, Omaha, 2018; &NOW Festival at the University of Washington, Bothell, 2019. Omaha Arts and Entertainment Awards and Best Group Show in the group's 8th- and 13th-annual awards.  

“The Whole World is Watching: 1968 Chicago, Tomorrow.” Wounded Galaxies. Indiana  

University Press. Forthcoming. (Performance documentation from Chicago Humanities Festival). 

Virtual Burnham Initiative. Centennial of the Plan of Chicago, 2009. NEH Office of Digital Humanities- 

sponsored. Chicago History Museum digital collection, 2018.  

“Modern Business Machines.” Collaboration with Regina Taylor for Goodman Theater’s Stop, Reset, 2015.

Selected Grants

Principal Investigator, Humanities 2020, Mellon Foundation (2019-2023), $1,100,000 

Principal Investigator, Digital Chicago, Mellon Foundation (2014-18), $800,000 

Principal Investigator, Digital Collaboration planning grant, Mellon Foundation (2014-16), $100,000 

Principal Investigator Digital Collaboration planning grant, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014-16), $100,000

Digital Humanities Start-Up Award, National Endowment for the Humanities (2008-9), 25,000

Illinois Arts Council award (2004-5, 2005-7, 2007-7), $9740

Six-college collaboration, Midwest Instructional Technology Center (2004-2007), $60,000

Kemper Foundation (2001-2), $15000

Selected Awards and Honors

Charlotte Simmons Prize, awarded to service to the external community, Lake Forest College

Academic Leadership Academy, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University

The Bird Award for Intellectual Contributions to the Campus Community, Lake Forest College

Visiting Scholar, University of London-Institute of Paris

Visiting Artist, University of Central Arkansas

William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise, Lake Forest College