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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Please join the Digital Media Department for a lecture by  Alina Chau.
    Chau is an Animator, Illustrator and Storyboard artist who has worked with Lucasfilm Animation, Technicolor Interactive Services, and Electronic Arts.  
    Alina Chau received her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent over a decade working in the animation industry. Her most notable credit is on LucasFilm’s Emmy Award Winning program, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.”
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event

    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

  • Joe Sola (‘99)’s work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including: The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Hammer Museum, The Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Andy Warhol Museum  and Kunsthaus Gras, Austria, Museum of Modern Art Jean-Duc, Luxembourg. Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City.  His performances have taken place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, MOT International in London, 356 Mission Rd, Los Angeles.


Graduate Writing Book List

Fall 2012 Graduate Writing
Mandatory Book List for Students Registered in the Following Courses

CRN 30738 WRIT 650A — Seminar in Literary Translation — Guy Bennett
Biguenet, Schulte (Eds.) Theories of Translation Univ. of Chicago Press 226048713
CRN 30739 WRIT 750A — Literary Seminar — "OULIPO" — Douglas Messerli
Harry Matthews, Alastair Brotchie (Eds.) Oulipo Compendium Atlas Press 0-9743554-3-7
Harry Matthews The Journalist Dalkey Archive 978-1564781659
Tom La Farge 13 Writhing Machines Vol.1 Administrative Assemblages Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-8-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 2 Homomorphic Converters Proteotypes 978-0-9800001-9-1
Tom La Farge Vol. 3 Echo Alternators Proteotypes 978-0-9827234-1-8
Georges Perec Life A User's Manual David R. Godine 978-0879237516
Walter Abish Alphabetical Africa New Directions 978-0811205337
Jacques Roubaud The Great Fire of London Dalkey Archive 978-1564783967
Raymond Queneau Exercises in Style New Directions 978-0811207898
Gilbert Sorrentino Gold Fools Green Integer 978-1892295675
Ian Monk Family Archeology Make Now Press 978-0974355412
Jacques Jouet Mountain R Dalkey Archive 978-1564783301
Italo Calvino Invisible Cities Harvest Books 156453800
CRN 30740 WRIT 750B — Literary Seminar — "Political Fictions" — Peter Gadol
Ward Just Jack Gance Mariner Books 978-0395856024
Joan Didion Democracy Vintage 978-0679754855
Joan Didion Political Fictions Vintage 978-0375718908
Norman Mailer Miami and the Siege of Chicago NYRB Classics 978-1590172964
Anonymous Primary Colors Random House 978-0812976472
Philip Roth I Married a Communist Vintage 978-0375707216
Milan Kundera The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Harper Perennial 978-0060932145
Yan Lianke Serve the People! Grove 0802170446
JM Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians Penguin 978-0143116929
Talbo and Marcos The Uncomfortable Dead Akashic Books 978-1933354897
Curtis Sittenfeld American Wife Random House 978-0812975406
CRN 30741 WRIT 750C — Literary Seminar — Dennis Phillip
Nicholas Piombino Contradicta: Aphorisms Green Integer Books 978-1933382487
Doug Kearney The Black Automaton Fence Magazine, Inc. 978-1934200285
Jacques Roubaud Poetry, etcetera: Cleaning House, Guy Bennett translator Green Integer Books 978-1933382531
Mohammed Dib L.A. Trip: A Novel in Verse, Paul Vangelisti translator Green Integer Books 978-1615549276
Laura Mullen Dark Archive Univ. of California Press 978-0520268869
Luxorious Opera Omina, Art Beck translator Otis Books/Seismicity Editions 9780984528967
Martha Ronk Vertigo Coffee House Press 978-1566892056
Cole Swenson Gravesend Univ. of California Press 978-0520273177