Welcome! My name is Judith Levy, and I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English, along with a certificate in teaching writing, from California State University, Fullerton. After finishing my degrees, I remained at Cal State Fullerton for an additional year, teaching developmental, beginning, and advanced college writing.
Currently, I am working towards my PhD in Comparative Literature at Emory University. My academic intention is to open a space in university writing which stimulates the creation of unique voice within individuals. This involves critiquing the political and social structures which generate oppression, recognizing marginalized voices, and utilizing the classroom as a site where students interact with each other’s differences in a process of discovery that encourages learning.
I also put my writing composition teachings to practice by writing creatively on my own time. My creative writing often emerges in short, hybrids between poetry and prose. However, I am also working two longer projects. One is a collection of short poetry, and the other is a collection of creative non-fiction. Sometimes my creative and my academic lives collide, but sometimes they remain separate. Furthermore, many of my creative writing endeavors are about writing itself.
Regardless of form and content, my writing serves as my meditation, allowing me to witness moments of my own life in a medium that can be encountered by others. Altogether, my goal is to foster understanding and connections between individuals and communities by pushing language up against its own limits, through reading, listening, analyzing, writing, and sharing.
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This website is a tool for anyone who wants to learn more about my academic and creative endeavors. To learn more about my professional credentials, check out my Curriculum Vitae. Feel free to check out my Sample Syllabi to learn more about the classes I’ve taught.
On the page, Write On., you can learn more about how I write my way through the world, reflecting on my encounters, ninja battling oppressive forces, sometimes struggling, sometimes breaking through barriers. The moment I put pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, a piece of me is frozen, highlighted in writing, but it can also always be re-written. I de-scribe and re-scribe myself endlessly. The moment someone reads my writing, a dialogue–and subsequently–a community begins. Thus writing enacts a relation with myself and with others that involves endless rediscovery. On this page, you’ll find some of my own creative writing, along with updates about my writing projects.