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Bob Mayberry

Associate Professor, English

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Education

MFA Theatre, U of Iowa, 1985
PhD English, U of Rhode Island, 1979
MA English, U of Utah, 1975
BA English, U of Nevada, Reno, 1971

Biography

Bob is currently working on a series of short stories about a baseball General Manager institutionalized in the Camarillo State Hospital, and a series of poems about baseball imitating the poetic style of well-known poets. His latest published poem is entitled "Foul," about the Negro Baseball Leagues and written in the style of Allan Ginsberg's famous poem "Howl."

Bob directed his "Donner Party Cycle" at CSUCI in the spring of 2011 (part one, Eating Memory) and the fall of 2012 (part two, The End of the Trail). In fall of 2013 he directed his play about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, "Rose is a Rose is a Rose."

In the spring of 2014, Bob co-directed "Damn Yankees" with choreographer Heather Castillo and music director Craig Bickel. Heather and Craig knew what they were doing; Bob kept waiting for the third base coach to give him a sign.

Bob spends the summers competing in open water swim events. This past summer, 2015, he swam the length of Donner Lake and survived the shark-infested waters of the SF Bay in the annual swim from Alcatraz to Fisherman's Wharf.

Representative Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110 Detective Literature
  • ENGL 463 Writing for the Stage
  • ENGL 410 Shakespeare
  • ENGL 110 Baseball Literature
  • ENGL 250 British & European Lit

Scholarship

Keywords

Baseball poetry; detective fiction; the plays of Beckett, Albee & Pinter; writing pedagogy

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