Sacramento State professor Doug Rice is a novelist, photographer, theorist, and scholar. He teaches film theory and history.

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Doug Rice is the author of Blood of Mugwump (selected by Kathy Acker as runner-up Fiction Collective 2 First Novel Award, 1996), Here Lies Memory (Black Scat Books, 2016), An Erotics of Seeing (Black Scat Books 2015), Das Heilige Buch der Stille (Solitude Press, Stuttgart, 2013, an original book, German translation by Nicolai Kobus), Between Appear and Disappear (Jaded Ibis Press, 2013), Dream Memoirs of a Fabulist (Copilot Press, 2011),Le Sang des Mugwump (French translation of Blood of Mugwump by Heloise Esquii, Desordres Laurence Viallet, Paris, France, 2007), Skin Prayer (Eraserhead Press, 2002), A Good CuntBoy is Hard to Find(CPAOD Books, 1998). He is the co-editor of Federman: A to X-X-X-X (San Diego State University Press, 1998). His fiction, memoirs and creative nonfiction has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including: Avant Pop: Fiction for a Daydream NationKiss the Sky, The Dirty Fabulous Anthology, Alice Redux, Phanthoms of Desire, Western Humanities Review, Zyzzyvya, Gargoyle, Fiction International, Discourse, 580 Split, and others. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2016).

He studied creative writing with John C. Gardner (at SUNY-Binghamton). His work has been translated and published in German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish. He holds a B.A. degree from Slippery Rock State College, a M.A. degree from Duquesne University, and studied for his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. He has taught creative writing and film studies at Duquesne University, LaRoche College, Kent State University and other universities.

He is currently working on Daughters of the Rivers, a second novel in a trilogy of novels called The Pittsburgh Trilogy.  


Outstanding Scholar Award, Sacramento State University, 2015

Literary Fellowship, Akademie Schloss Solitude, 2011-2014

University President's Award for Scholarship, Sacramento State University, 2007

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