Janelle's research focuses on histories of creative writing pedagogy and labor practices in higher education. Secondary research interests include ecopoetics and environmental writing practices, digital humanities in creative writing, and the relationship between aesthetics and rhetoric. Janelle also serves as the reviews editor for the new Journal of Creative Writing Studies and maintains a creative writing pedagogy bibliography as a resource for the field. She is currently working on a series of creative writing textbooks and a scholarly project on postcolonial approaches to creative writing, co-organizing with James Shea a session on this topic at the 2017 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association.
Adsit, Janelle. "The writer and meta-knowledge about writing: threshold concepts in creative writing." New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing 14.1 (2017): 1-12.
Adsit, Janelle, et al. “Affective Advocacy: Answering Institutional Productions of Precarity in the Corporate University.” Special Issue: Institutional Feelings: Practicing Women's Studies in the Corporate University. Eds. Jennifer Nash and Emily Owens. Feminist Formations 27.3 (Dec. 2015): 21-48. Print.
Adsit, Janelle. "Place-Based Pedagogy and Creative Writing as a Fieldwork Course." Creative Writing Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in the Classroom. Eds. Michael Dean Clark, Trent Hergenrader, and Joseph Rein. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Doe, Sue, Maria Maisto, and Janelle Adsit. “What Counts and What Works: Bringing Affect into 'Effectiveness’ in Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Advocacy and Activism.” Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition. Eds. Karen Fitts, et al. Anderson: Parlor P, 2017.
Adsit, Janelle. “Under-representation of Feminist Aesthetics in Creative Writing Craft Texts.” (In)Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process. Ed. Jen Westmoreland Bouchard. Nashville, TN: Diversion P, 2015.
Adsit, Janelle. “An Account of Oneself: Teaching Identity Construction in Creative Nonfiction and Social Media.” Creative Writing in the Digital Age. Eds. Michael Dean Clark, Trent Hergenrader, and Joseph Rein. New York: Bloomsbury, 2015. Print.
“Review: Those Good Gertrudes: A Social History of Women Teachers in America, by Geraldine J. Clifford.” Peitho (Spring 2015).
“Review: Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice, edited by Lisa A. Kemmerer.” ForeWord (Jul./ Aug. 2011). Print.
“Review: The Overseer’s Cabin, by Édouard Glissant.” ForeWord (Mar./Apr. 2011). Print.
“Review: Bring on the Books for Everybody: How Literary Culture Became Popular Culture, by Jim Collins.” ForeWord (May/Jun. 2010). Print.
"Review: In an Uncharted Country, by Clifford Garstang." Mid-American Review 30.1&2 (Spring 2010). Print.
“Review: First We Read, Then We Write, by Robert D. Richardson.” Colorado Review 37.1 (Spring 2010). Print.
"Review: The Winter Sun: Notes on a Vocation." Colorado Review. Web.
"Review: The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman: Volume 1: My People Need Me, June 1918-March 1936, edited by Walter Earl Fluker." ForeWord (Jan./Feb. 2010). Print.
"Featured Review: Beg, Borrow, Steal, by Michael Greenberg." ForeWord (Sept./Oct.2009). Print.
"Review: When to Go Into the Water, by Lawrence Sutin." Book/Mark (Summer 2009). Print.