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Salvatore Pane

Associate Professor

American Culture and Difference

  • Education
  • MFA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Expertise
  • Creative Writing Video Games Italian Film

My background is primarily in creative writing, and I’ve published a novel, short stories, and essays. In addition to workshops, I’m also interested academically in the digital humanities, composition, literature, and graphic novels. My students routinely study Roxane Gay, Richard Rodriguez, Grant Morrison, Ian Bogost, and George Saunders among many other aesthetically diverse writers and artists. In my courses, students are as likely to write traditional essays on Jennifer Egan’s A Visit from the Goon Squad as they are to complete multimodal assignments contrasting the theoretical work of Janet Murray and Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid video games.

Story Mode: The Creative Writer's Guide to Narrative Video Game Design. Bloomsbury, 2024.

The Neorealist in Winter: Stories. Autumn House Press, 2023.

The Theory of Almost Everything: A Novel. Braddock Avenue Books, 2018.

Mega Man 3. Boss Fight Books, 2016.

Last Call in the City of Bridges: A Novel. Braddock Avenue Books, 2012.