Assistant Professor of English

Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

Professor Vic Cavalli brings to the English Department expertise in both early-modern religious literature and in creative writing.  His research on Robert Southwell has been published in Recusant History, Faith & Reason, and Ushaw Magazine.  His poetry, short fiction, photography, and visual art have been published in literary journals in Canada, the United States, England, North Africa, and Australia.

Research & Scholarship

Education

B.A. (St. Thomas University); M.A. (University of British Columbia)

Awards & Honors

Deans' Innovative Teaching Award (2007)

Recent Publications

CREATIVE WRITING PUBLICATIONS: NOVEL

The Road to Vermilion Lake. New York: Harvard Square Editions, 2017. 

CREATIVE WRITING PUBLICATIONS:  SHORT FICTION

“The Microphone” in [spaces] Literary Journal, Vol. 12, 2017-2018. Langley, BC

“The Silencers” in Forge Journal, Issue 10.3 (January 2017) 

“Until Death” in etre, November 2016.

"The Suitor" in The Binnacle, Fall Edition 2016. University of Maine at Machias, ME

“Steelheaders Anonymous” in CIRQUE: A literary journal for Alaska and the

Pacific Northwest. Vol. 7, No. 2, June 2016. Anchorage, Alaska

"On High Octane Life Support" in Cardinal Sins, Vol. 35, Issue 2, Winter 2016. Saginaw, Michigan

“Carol’s Beautiful Back” in Funny in Five Hundred, February 2016. Washington, DC

“The Grace” in This Great Society # 30 Dec. 2012. Vancouver, BC

“Cop” in This Great Society #26 February  2012: Hearsay. Vancouver, BC

“The Sleeve” in Mars’ Hill, Vol. 16, Issue 5,  November 23, 2011. Langley, BC

“The Truck Repair” in Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Fall 2011. Ypsilanti, Michigan

“The Piercing” in Stanley the Whale, Issue 3, Summer 2011. Culver City, California

“The Tree Stand” in Stanley the Whale, Issue 2, Spring 2011. Culver City, California

“The Foxey Lady File” in [spaces], Vol. 5, Spring 2011. Langley, BC

“The Tow Truck” in CIRQUE: A literary journal for Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Vol.1, No. 2, June 2010. Anchorage, Alaska 

“Dried Corn” in The Gentle Strength Quarterly, Fall 2008. Encino, California

“A Story Before Falling Asleep” and “On Stage with Living Sacrifice” in The Arabesques Review, Dreams Edition, Fall 2007.

“The $200.00 Cap” in filling station, Issue # 39, Summer 2007. Calgary, Alberta

“The Thirty Second Lecture” in The New Quarterly, Issue 98,  Spring 2006. Waterloo, Ontario

CREATIVE WRITING PUBLICATIONS:  POETRY

“The Gravel Road” and “Building a Renaissance Gate,” in Vancouver Poetry Magazine, Fall Issue 2017, B.C.

“Ash,” in Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Fall 2016. Ypsilanti, Michigan

"Taking Root," in Bellow Literary Journal, Issue #1, New Orleans, December 2011.

"Time" in Cirque Journal, Vol.1, No. 3, Winter Solstice 2010.

“The Night” in Cirque Journal, Vol.1, No. 1, Winter Solstice 2009

“Living,” in Dappled Things, Winter 2008.  New Hope, KY

“Deep Purple Live,” in The Louden Singletree, Fall 2008.

“Remembered Fire,” in A Golden Morning, Poetry Institute of Canada, Victoria, BC, Spring 2005.

“In an Old Folks’ Home with Jeff Beck,” in The Wascana Review, Regina, SK, Summer 2004.

“In an Old Folks’ Home with Jeff Beck” & “On Holy Thursday,” in Apocalypse Eleven, Chicago, Spring 2004.

“Moose Crash,” in The Prairie Journal, Calgary, AB, Number 41, 2003.

“Fishing Song” & “At the Slaughterhouse,” in The Wascana Review, Regina, SK, Fall 1999.

“Chipping Weld,” in Stand Magazine, Leeds, UK, Autumn 1995.

“Salmon Catching,” in Scaling the Face of Reason, The Canadian Chamber of Contemporary Poetry, St. Catherines, ON, 1994.

“Chipping Weld” & “A Repair,” in The Wascana Review, Regina, SK, Fall 1994.

“Chipping Weld,” “The Fence,” & “A Repair,” in American Goat, Chicago, Number 6, Fall 1994.

“The Fence” & “A Repair,” in Critical Mass, Halifax, NS, Number 4.1, Spring 1994.

“Warrior Sonnet” & “What the Manager Said,” in YAWP, Spokane, Washington, Number 2, Spring 1994.

“Chipping Weld,” in Nebo: A Literary Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1 & 2, Fall—Spring,1993—94.

“Tom,” in YAWP, Spokane, Washington, Number 1, Summer 1993.

“The Cattle” & “The Moose,” in sub-TERRAIN, Vancouver, BC, Number 8, Fall 1992.

“When I First Read Wright,” in Nexus, Burnaby, BC, Number 2, Fall 1992.

“West of Tatla Lake, 1968” & “As a Poet I Brush My Teeth,” in Whetstone, Vancouver, BC,   Number 1, Spring 1992.

“Sonnet (8/2/90),” in The Eclectic Muse, Vancouver, BC, Number 3, Fall 1991.

“Their Share of Flame,” in Critical Mass, Halifax, NS, Number 1, Spring 1991.

“Know not the mind. . .,” “Point of view. . .,” “Within my. . .” & “You will never read these words, for they sleep,” in The Eclectic Muse, Vancouver, BC, Number 2, Easter 1990.

“For you my Canadian friend,” in Revelations, Fredericton, NB, Spring 1982.

VISUAL ART PUBLICATIONS:

“Original 230,” in Existere Journal. York University, Toronto.  December 2016. 

“Original 119” (cover art) for Birch Gang Review, Issue 1.4.  December  2016.

“Originals 205 and 215,” in etre, November 2016. 

"Original 120," in Third Wednesday, Vol. IX, No. 1, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Fall 2015.

“Original 245,” in Raven Chronicles, Vol. 21, (Seattle, WA) Fall 2015.

"Firewood 10” (photograph), in Third Wednesday, Vol. VIII, No. 4, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Summer 2015.

“river ice 2" (photograph), in Cirque Journal,  Issue # 12 (Vol. 6, No. 2) p. 92, Summer 2015, Alaska http://www.cirquejournal.com/

"Original 147," in Third Wednesday, Vol. VIII, No. 3, Ypsilanti, Michigan,  Spring 2015.

"Originals 112 and 200," in The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014, December 2014,  Australia / Greece.

 “Original 255," in Cirque Journal,  Issue # 10 (Vol. 5, No. 2) Summer 2014, Alaska http://www.cirquejournal.com/

“Originals 97, 229, 230,” in Map Literary: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and Art, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Fall Issue, 2014.

"Originals 106, 112, 200," in Vine Leaves Literary Journal, Issue #10, April 2014, Australia / Greece.

“Original 213,” in Cirque Journal,  Issue # 8 (Vol. 4, No. 2) Summer 2013, Alaska http://www.cirquejournal.com/

“Original 126,” in Cirque Journal,  Issue # 7 (Vol. 4, No. 1) Winter Solstice 2012, Alaska http://www.cirquejournal.com/

“Originals 112 (cover art), 119, 120, and View #3 (photograph),” in Pennsylvania Literary_Journal, Volume IV, Issue 3 (Fall 2012)

“Originals 92 and 177,” in Cirque Journal, Issue # 6 (Vol. 3, No. 2) Summer 2012, Alaska http://www.cirquejournal.com/

“Original 94” in Reed Magazine, Volume 65, San Jose University, California (May 2012). 

“Original 200,” ‘cover art’ for Scissors and Spackle Journal, Los Angeles, California, Vol. I, Issue VI, April 23, 2012.

"Original 95," in Bellow Literary Journal, Issue #1, New Orleans, December 2011.

B&W Photograph of male athlete, in Falling Star Magazine (Los Angeles, California) January 2012.

"Original 133," in “Malfeasant Dogs,” Bank-Heavy Press, (Long Beach, California) January 2012.

"Original 158," ‘cover art’ and in Bellow Literary Journal, Issue #1, New Orleans, December 2011.

“Original 159,” ‘cover art’ for Petrichor Machine, Issue 2, May 2012 (Stratham, NH).

“Original 103,” in Weave Magazine, Issue 07,  Fall 2011 (Pittsburg, PA)

“Original 75,” in Stoneboat, October 2011 (Wisconsin)

“17 modified a” and “61 modified a,” in Raven Chronicles, Issue No. 1, Vol 15 (Summer 2010)

"Original 141," Original 103b," and "139 modified a grayscale," in The G.W. Review (Spring 2010 issue) George Washington University (Washington, D.C.)

“Original 104,” ‘cover art’ for Bards and Sages Quarterly Volume 2, Issue 3 (July 2010)

“Original 102,” ‘cover art’ for Forge Journal, Volume 3, Issue 4 (Spring 2010) http://forgejournal.com/forge/

"Original 124," “135 modified a,” and "Original 143" in Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Ypsilanti, MI,  (Spring 2010)

"Original 91," ‘cover art’ for The Arctic Review, Issue #7: Winter 2010.

“Originals 37, 60, and 63,” in Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Ypsilanti, MI (Fall 2009)

"Original 22" for the 22nd Issue of Sojourn, University of Texas (November 2009)

“Original 77” in Lo-Fidelity, May 2009  http://lofidelity-zine.blogspot.com/

“Original 95” in Sotto Voce Magazine Issue #3 (April 2009)

“13 modified c, Original 64, 66, 76, 77 modified b, Original 83, 84, 89” in  Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Volume 1, Issue 5, Ypsilanti, MI (Fall 2008)

“73 modified,” “Original 75,” “Original 78,” & “Original 81” in The Taj Mahal Review (Volume 7, Number 2) (December 2008) India

“Original 79” in Reed Magazine (Fall 2008) San Jose University, California

“Original 83” & “Original 92” in Audience (Volume 3, Number 2) September 2008, New York

“Original 52” in NOO Journal (Fall 2008)  California

“Original 75” in Sotto Voce Magazine Issue #2 (Fall 2008)

“Originals 1, 17, & 35” in Etchings Journal (#6) (Fall 2008) Australia

“Original 79” & Original 81” in Third Wednesday, Gravity Press, Volume 1, Issue 4, Ypsilanti, MI (Summer 2008)

“73 modified,” “Original 77,” & “Original 78” in Raven Chronicles, Vol. 14, #1, Legacies (Seattle, WA) (Summer 2008)

“Original 77” & “Original 78” in Forge (Lincoln, Nebraska) (Winter 2008)

“Original 81” in Trespass Magazine (London, UK) (summer 2008)

“Original 74” in The Gentle Strength Quarterly (Encino, CA) (summer 2008)

“Original 22”  &  “Original 15” in filling station Issue #44 (Calgary, Alberta) (spring 2009)

SCHOLARLY RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

1)   “Robert Southwell’s Educational Context: The Influence of Bellarmine, Suarez, and Estella,” in  Faith & Reason, 29:1 Summer 2004, pp. 1-18.

2)   "Diego de Estella and Robert Southwell, S. J.,” Ushaw Magazine, Durham, England, Final Edition 1993-94, pp. 42-51.

3)   “Robert Southwell, S. J.: A Selective Bibliographical Supplement to the Studies of Pierre Janelle and James H. McDonald,” Recusant History (A Journal of Research in Post-Reformation Catholic History in the British Isles), Catholic Record Society, England, Vol. 21, No. 3, May 1993, pp. 297-304.

Expertise

early-modern religious literature, and creative writing