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Lorianne DiSabato
Works at Boston College
Attended Eastmoor High School
Lives in Newton, MA
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What Haruki Murakami talks about when he talks about running.
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Before things slow down, they speed up.
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I can't explain the desire to create memorial shrines where people have died, but I certainly understand it.
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Looking back at my twenty-year teaching career, the word “unicursal” perfectly describes it.
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What felt exhilarating when you rode with training wheels feels like pure recklessness when you’re riding without.
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The next few days promise to be busy, so here are some pictures of sleeping cats to entertain you.
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Both feasts and potlucks are celebrations of abundance: there’s enough for everyone to eat, enjoy, and come back for seconds.
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Like a lotus flower rooted in mud, we lead lives that are silted in the nitty-gritty details of mundane life.
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It's true:  Boston-area residents never visit tourist sites except when family or friends come to visit.
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August marks the beginning of the end because the natural world can continue its unbridled fecundity only so long
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College writing & literature instructor
Employment
  • Boston College
    Part-time faculty, 2013 - present
    Teach EN 010 (First-Year Writing Seminar)
  • Framingham State University
    Visiting Lecturer, 2012 - present
    Teach ENG 100 (Introduction to College Writing)
  • Southern New Hampshire University
    Online Instructor, 2003 - present
    Teach or have taught online sections of the following classes: • ENG 120 (College Composition I) • ENG 121 (College Composition II) • ENG 350 (The English Language) • LIT 201 (World Literature: Foundations of Culture) • LIT 202 (World Literature II: Renaissance to Modern) • LIT 210 (American Literature: 20th Century and Beyond) • LIT 236 (British Modernism) • LIT 300 (Contemporary Literary Theory) • LIT 500 (Graduate Studies in Literary Theory) • LIT 690 (MA in English Capstone)
  • Keene State College
    Adjunct Instructor, 2001 - 2012
    Taught face-to-face and blended sections of the following classes: • ITW 101 (Thinking & Writing: The Art of Natural History, formerly ENG 101) • ENG 202 (Creative Nonfiction Writing, formerly Expository Writing) • IHENG 240 (Topics in American Literature: Literature of the Open Road, and Topics in American Literature: Frontier in American Literature) • IIENG 270 (Environmental Literature: The Literature of Birds & Birding, and Environmental Literature: Rivers & Literary Imagination) • IHENG 391 (Studies in Literature: Buddhism, the Beats, and Beyond)
  • Granite State College
    Taught the following classes: • ENG 510 (Survey of American Lit, taught online) • COMM 500 (The Writing Process) • HUMN 503 (Short Fiction) • ENG 624 (Women’s Literature) • ENG 670A (Independent Learning Project on Narrative Voices of Asian-American Comfort Women)
  • Saint Anselm College
    Taught the following classes: • EN 03 (Freshman English I) • EN 04 (Freshman English II: American Literature of the Open Road)
  • Northeastern University
    Taught the following classes: • ENG 1013 (Fundamentals of Writing) • ENG 1110 (Freshman English I) • ENG 1111 (Freshman English II: Writing about Literature) • ENG 1123 (Survey of American Literature I) • ENG 1350 (Intermediate Writing: Writing for the Professions)
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Currently
Newton, MA
Previously
Keene, NH - Columbus, OH - Toledo, OH - Malden, MA - Boston, MA - Cambridge, MA - Randolph, MA - Hillsboro, NH
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Writer, college instructor, Zen teacher. What's not to love?
Introduction
I’m Lorianne DiSabato–writer, college instructor, dog-walker, shutter-snapper, meditator, and asker of the Great Questions.  I'm an English instructor at Framingham State University, and I also teach online writing and literature courses through Southern New Hampshire University. In the spring of 2004, I received my  doctorate in English literature from Northeastern University, where I completed a PhD dissertation on spirituality of place in 19th and 20th century American nature writing.

In addition to my work as a college instructor, I'm also a Senior Dharma Teacher in the Kwan Um School of Zen. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, birding, and amateur botanical studies. A long-time journal-keeper, I also like to write short essays, including my blog, Hoarded Ordinaries, which features my writing and photography.  I currently live in Newton, MA with my husband and a menagerie of pets.

Education
  • Eastmoor High School
    1987
  • University of Toledo
    BA in English literature, 1987 - 1991
  • Boston College
    MA in English literature, 1991 - 1994
  • Northeastern University
    PhD in English literature, 1994 - 2004
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Gender
Female
Other names
Lori DiSabato, Lorianne Schaub, Lori Schaub