English and Creative Writing

Davis Schneiderman

Davis Schneiderman

Krebs Provost and Dean of Faculty

Please see my website for current projects

Teaching and Research Interests

Digital Humanities, Remix/Mash-Up Culture, Uncreative/Creative Writing, William S. Burroughs, Postmodernism, Innovative and Avant Literature, American Literature/Culture, American Studies / Chicago Literature and History, World’s Fairs, Selfies/Drones, the Grateful Dead and American Culture


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

Edited Collections

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, 2016

[SIC]. Seattle: Jaded Ibis Press, 2013

Multifesto: A Henri d’Mescan REMIX. New York: Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2006, 2013.

Blank: a novel. Jaded Ibis Press, 2010

Drain. Northwestern University Press, 2010

Abecedarium. (with Carlos Hernandez). Portland: Chiasmus Press, 2007

Series Editor/Editor

The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. Ed. v.1 (2009), 2 (2013). Series Ed. v.3 (2015)

Federman, Raymond. SHHH: a novel. Introduction. Editor. Starcherone Books, 2010

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 Recent Creative Work (text/audio) (100+)

Earlier works in Fiction International, Other Voices, Opium, Exquisite Corpse, Diagram, Gargoyle, and many others

“He Do the Poultice in Different Voices.” Notre Dame Review. 42. Summer/Fall 2016.

“13 Things that Wikipedia Tells Us…” Litscapes: Collected US Writings 2015, edited by Caitlin M. Alvarez and Kass Fleisher. 2016

 “Modern Business Machines.” As The Muttering Sickness. Collaboration with Regina Taylor for Goodman Theater’s 2015 production of Stop, Reset. June 2015

“The Story I am Speaking to You Now.” xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths. Ed. Kate Bernheimer. Penguin, 2013

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

The Huffington Post (40+) 2011-present, including interviews with Temple Grandin, David Shields, Sherry Turkle, Regina Taylor, Aleksander Hemon, Ben Wizner, etc.

“The Grateful Dead.”  Ravinia Festival Magazine. June 2016

“Pull Any String Of The Spider Web And The Whole Thing Vibrates: An Argument/Conversation.” (With David Shields).  The Writer’s Chronicle. December 2014

“Proust on Twitter.” Proust and Me blog.  FrenchCulture.org. November 12, 2013

Selected Grants

Digital Chicago, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (2014-18), $800,000

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

Google Earth Pro grant, Google (2009), $8000

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, 2017

Academic Leadership Academy, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Pennsylvania State University, 2016-17

The Bird Award for Intellectual Contributions to the Campus Community, Lake Forest College, 2011

Visiting Scholar, University of London-Institute of Paris, March 9-11, 2010

Visiting Artist, University of Central Arkansas, March 2009

William L. Dunn Award for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarly Promise, Lake Forest College, 2006