1. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  2. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  3. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  4. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  5. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  6. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  7. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  8. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  9. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  10. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  11. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  12. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  13. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  14. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  15. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  16. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  17. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  18. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  19. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  20. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  21. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  22. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  23. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  24. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  25. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  26. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  27. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  28. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  29. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  30. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  31. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
Pat Rushin

Pat Rushin, M.A.

Education

  • M.A. in Creative Writing, Fiction from Johns Hopkins University (1982)
  • M.A. in English from Ohio State University (1979)
  • B.A. in English from University of Dayton (1976)

Research Interests

Fiction writing, screenwriting, contemporary fiction.

Selected Publications

Books

  • Quantum Physics & My Dog Bob (short story collection).  Orlando: Burrow Press, 2017.
  • The Call (novella).  Orlando: Burrow Press, 2015.
  • Puzzling Through the News (short story collection). Baltimore: Galileo Press, 1991.

Films

  • The Zero Theorem (feature film screenplay).  Produced by Voltage Pictures and The Zanuck Company, Los Angeles.  Directed by Terry Gilliam.  Starring Christoph Waltz, Melanie Thierry, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon.  2013. 
  • “Control” (short screenplay). Directed by Scott Hulan Jones. Houston: Jonestreet Productions, 2000.

Creative Publications

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11570 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Not Online

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

This course will concentrate on writing the original spec screenplay.  Students will have the choice of completing a feature-length screenplay (perhaps one that was started in CRW 3610) or writing and workshopping three short screenplays.  Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: one feature-length or three short screenplays to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81234 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop World Wide Web (W) Not Online

PR: CRW 3120.  Web-based class.

This is an advanced course for dedicated and determined writers of literary fiction.  Workshop members should be passionate and ambitious writers as well as compassionate and constructive editors, all joined in the enterprise of creating enlightening, entertaining, and thematically significant short stories.  We'll be discussing both the process and product of your writing, both the art and the craft, with an eye towards improving your next effort.  Requirements: three short stories, revision of best story, active participation in workshop discussion. 

80718 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Not Online

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

This course will concentrate on writing the original spec screenplay.  Students will have the choice of completing a feature-length screenplay (perhaps one that was started in CRW 3610) or writing and workshopping three short screenplays.  Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: one feature-length or three short screenplays to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.

81281 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) Not Online

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

This course will concentrate on writing the original spec screenplay.  Students will have the choice of completing a feature-length screenplay (perhaps one that was started in CRW 3610) or writing and workshopping three short screenplays.  Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: one feature-length or three short screenplays to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50555 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) B Not Online

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  This course will concentrate on writing the original short spec screenplay.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: two short screenplays (30 pages and under) to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.

61621 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) A Not Online

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  This course will concentrate on writing the original short spec screenplay.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: two short screenplays (30 pages and under) to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11225 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Not Online

CRW 3610.0W61: Scriptwriting Workshop (Rushin)

PR: CRW 3013.  Web-based class. 

This is a course for students seriously interested in the art and craft of writing original film scripts.  We’ll start by reading screenplays, studying the nuts and bolts, and trying our hands at short exercises designed to strengthen dialogue and drama, character and action, and, of course, the secrets of format.  We’ll also discuss the ins and outs of selling scripts (or at least getting them read) and the challenge of doing something fresh in American cinema.  Requirements include a short film script, the first act of an original feature-length film script, and active participation in workshop discussion. 



11250 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online

CRW 4616.0W61: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop (Rushin)

Spring 2018

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

This course will concentrate on writing the original spec screenplay.  Students will have the choice of completing a feature-length screenplay (perhaps one that was started in CRW 3610) or writing and workshopping three short screenplays.  Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: one feature-length or three short screenplays to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion.



11251 CRW4616 Advanced Scriptwrite Workshop World Wide Web (W) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online

CRW 4616.0W60: Advanced Scriptwriting Workshop (Rushin)

Spring 2018

PR: CRW 3610. Web-based class. 

This course will concentrate on writing the original spec screenplay.  Students will have the choice of completing a feature-length screenplay (perhaps one that was started in CRW 3610) or writing and workshopping three short screenplays.  Many successful screenwriters started their careers with short screenplays, and many a short screenplay served as the original inspiration for a subsequent feature.  Text: Claudia Hunter Johnson, Crafting Short Screenplays That Connect.  Requirements: one feature-length or three short screenplays to be workshopped in class; active participation in workshop discussion

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81273 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Not Online
No Description Available
81670 CRW3610 Writing Scripts World Wide Web (W) Not Online
No Description Available

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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