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Jacob Rubin

Assistant Professor of English

MFA, The University of Mississippi

Jacob Rubin’s novel The Poser was published by Viking in 2015. The Washington Post called it “masterful,” and Kevin Brockmeier in the New York Times Book Review, praised the novel for being “smart and absorbing…probing, witty.” Rubin’s writing has appeared in New York, Slate,, n+1, and the anthology Best New American Voices, among other publications. He has also written for television and film.


Courses taught

ENG 2390: Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 3390: Advanced Creative Writing Workshop

Areas of research

Fiction, creative nonfiction, screenwriting, and writing for television.


The Poser, by Viking (2015)


“Meditation for Strivers,” at (


“Apocalypse Now and Forever,” a review of Kurt Vonnegut’s collected work for New York


A series of pieces for Slate at


“From On High,” an account of a visit to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai for n+1


New York Times Book Review on The Poser:


The Washington Post’s review of The Poser: