Robert Loss is an Associate Professor in the Writing, Literature & Philosophy department at CCAD. His multidisciplinary practice focuses on fiction and nonfiction, comics studies, popular music studies, and American studies. He is the author of Nothing Has Been Done Before: Seeking the New in 21st Century American Popular Music (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). His criticism has appeared in an array of publications including The Los Angeles Review of Books, PopMatters, Public Books, The Comics Journal, The Comics Grid, and The International Journal of Comic Arts. His fiction has been published in journals such as 2 Bridges Review, Filigree, and Mayday. He's presented at numerous conferences, including, in 2018, the “Prince from Minneapolis” conference at the University of Minnesota. Loss teaches Writing Fiction, American Literature for the New Century, The Literature of Comics, and co-teaches Comics and Narrative Illustration. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1996 and a Master of Fine Arts in English from The Ohio State University in 2005.