Stephen Bauer

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: Arts & Humanities
781-239-6332

Bio

Stephen Bauer teaches Rhetoric and Arts and Humanities Foundation courses, an intermediate literature class on "The Short Story," and an advanced liberal arts elective in "Writing Creative Nonfiction." He has served as the Assistant Director of Business Communication in Babson's MBA Programs and the Director of the Undergraduate Rhetoric Program. Professor Bauer is a novelist, essayist, and short story writer; his work has appeared in American Fiction, Sewanee Review, and elsewhere, and has been anthologized in Best of Prairie Schooner: Personal Essays. His recent essay -- "Seasons of Violence, Seasons of Grace" -- was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Academic Degrees

  • MFA, Vermont College
  • BS, University of Wisconsin

Academic Interests

Composition; Literature; Creative Writing; Business Writing

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 — Summer Stipend, BFRF
  • 2005 — Heekin Awards for the Novel,
  • 2004 — Dana Awards for Novel-in-Progress,
  • 1997 — Notable Essay, Best American Essays 1997
  • 1981 — William and Mary Nelson Scholarship for Academic Excellence,
  • 1980 — William Carleton Scholarship,
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • AHS 1000 AHS MEMORY AND FORGETTING
    • LVA 2090 THE SHORT STORY
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • RHT 1000 RHETORIC I
    • ENG 4620 WRITING CREATIVE NON-FICTION
    • LVA 2090 THE SHORT STORY
    • AHS 1000 AHS MEMORY AND FORGETTING

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Bauer, S.K. (2001). “Gunflint Trail” . South Dakota Review. Vol: Spring 2001, Issue: 39, Page: 51-67.
  • Bauer, S.K. (1996). “Reading the Currents”. Prairie Schooner. Vol: Fall 1996, Issue: 70 , Page: 131-143.
  • Bauer, S.K., Goodman, M. (1993). “From Elysian Fields: Baseball as the Literary Game” . Sewanee Review. Vol: Spring 1993, Issue: 101, Page: 226-239.
  • Bauer, S.K. (1991). “Shopping in Stephenville”. Louisville Review. Vol: Spring 1991, Issue: 15, Page: 27-39.

Books

  • Bauer, S.K. (2008). : Tennis Magazine.

Book Chapters

  • Bauer, S.K. (2014). Seasons of Violence, Seasons of Grace: North Dakota Quarterly. University of North Dakota.
  • Bauer, S.K. (2000). “All the Night Could Hold”: American Fiction, Volume 10. Vol: 10, Page: 51-66. New Rivers Press.
  • Bauer, S.K. (2000). “Reading the Currents”: The Best of Prairie Schooner: Personal Essays. Page: 18-29. University of Nebraska Press.
  • Bauer, S.K. (1999). “Just About All I Need”: Creating Eden: A Portrait of an American City Through Its Gardens. Page: 16-21. Somerville Arts Council.

Other

  • Bauer, S.K. (2014). Sunset House: Slush Pile Magazine. Issue: 16.

Presentations

  • Reading from One Slow Revolution, a novel Bauer, S. Waterline Faculty Reading Series, Glavin Chapel (2018)
  • Reading from One Slow Revolution, a novel Bauer, S. Waterline Faculty Reading Series, Glavin Chapel (2017)
  • Reading from One Slow Revolution, a novel Bauer, S. Wellesley Library Series, Wellesley, MA (2017)
  • Reading from "Seasons of Violence, Seasons of Grace," a personal essay Bauer, S. Waterline Faculty Reading Series, Glavin Chapel (2016)
  • Reading from Agency, a novella Bauer, S. Waterline Faculty Reading Series, Glavin Chapel, Babson College (2015)
  • Library Instruction in Writing Classrooms: Who Needs It Anymore? Bauer, S. Moser, M. Rourke, K. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Savannah, GA (2013)
  • Can You Cut Down Plato’s Republic to a Few Bullet Points?: Borrowing From Business Writing to Enhance Our Teaching Bauer, S. Rourke, K. Council of Writing Program Administrators Conference, Albuquerque, NM (2012)
  • From Thorny to Rosy: Improving Communication Across Campus Bauer, S. Rourke, K. Annual National Conference of Council of Writing Program Administrators, Philadelphia, PA (2010)
  • “Losing Wendy” Bauer, S. Babson College Readings, Wellesley, MA (2007)
  • “Come Together” Bauer, S. Babson College Readings, Wellesley, MA (2006)
  • “Five Matches” Bauer, S. Babson College Readings, Wellesley, MA (2005)
  • Reading the Currents Bauer, S. Bedford Public Library Readings, Bedford, MA (2004)
  • The Man Who Fought Kid Chocolate Bauer, S. Cambridge Public Library Readings, Cambridge, MA (2000)
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