Creative Writing & Literature


Faculty

Elmaz Abinader

Elmaz Abinader

Professor of English
Mills Hall 313

Professional Interests: Creative writing, fiction and nonfiction, theories of creativity, teaching creative writing

Aamina N Ahmad

Li-Shen Visiting Writer

David A Buuck

Adjunct Professor of English
Mills Hall 348

Professional Interests: Critical and Creative Writing, political economy, performance studies, poetics, pedagogy

Diane Cady

Diane Cady

Professor of English
Literatures and Languages Department Chair, MACK Awardee for Faculty Leadership '19, Frederick A. Rice Professor
Mills Hall 314

Professional Interests: Chaucer, late medieval culture, medieval romance, medieval and early modern drama, new economic criticism, gender studies, cultural studies

Keli L Dailey

Assistant Adjunct Professor
Mills Hall 303

Professional Interests: Data Corrections for New Faculty Directory (Responses) Data Corrections for New Faculty Directory (Responses) 100% 10 Women and Media, Media Analysis, Cultural Criticism, Live Journalism Performances, Millennials and Digital Media, News Satire, Comedy as a Form of Journalism Screen reader support enabled. Women and Media, Media Analysis, Cultural Criticism, Live Journalism Performances, Millennials and Digital Media, News Satire, Comedy as a Form of Journalism

Rebekah L Edwards

Adjunct Professor of English
Certificate for the Advancement of Digital Learning
Mills Hall 316

Professional Interests: Queer theory; problem bodies in 19th and 20th century British and American literatures; visual culture and the aesthetics of alterity; passing narratives; poetics; race, gender and dis/ability in early 20th century US cultures

Susan Ito

Susan K Ito

Assistant Adjunct Professor of Ethnic Studies

Professional Interests: Memoir, creative nonfiction, short fiction, unwrapping family stories and histories, writing as a means of discovering identity

Sheila Lloyd

Sheila Lloyd

Professor of English
Assoc. Provost for Teaching, Learning & Faculty Affairs

Professional Interests: African-American literature and contemporary literary theory

Kim Magowan

Kim Magowan

Adjunct Professor of English
Aurelia H. Reinhardt Professor of American Literature
Mills Hall 349

Professional Interests: Nineteenth- and 20th-century American literature, modernism, the gothic, African American literature, and film.

Ajuan Mance

Ajuan M Mance

Professor of Ethnic Studies and English
Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation, Certificate for the Advancement of Digital Learning, Metz Chair for Excellence and Creativity in Teaching
Mills Hall 311

Professional Interests: African American literature, 19th-century American literature, US popular culture, the oral tradition in US literature, Black feminist thought, African American art

Patricia Powell

Patricia E Powell

Professor of English
W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Creative Writing
Mills Hall 351

Professional Interests: Creative writing: fiction and nonfiction; Caribbean literature; African women writers; gay and lesbian literature; contemporary fiction

Kathryn L Reiss

Professor of English
Mills Hall 307

Professional Interests: Creative writing, fiction for juveniles and young adults, historical fiction, suspense fiction, literature and time

Kirsten Saxton

Kirsten T Saxton

Professor of English
Certificate for the Advancement of Digital Learning
Mills Hall 306

Professional Interests: Women and the law, the history of the novel, 18th-century British literature and culture, post-colonial literature and culture, theories of sexuality, pedagogy, composition studies

Juliana Spahr

Juliana M Spahr

Professor of English
Dean of Graduate Studies
Mills Hall 315

Professional Interests: Poetry and poetics, cultural studies, anti-colonial literature and theory

Thomas Strychacz

Thomas F Strychacz

Professor of English
Mills Hall 304

Professional Interests: American literature, mass culture, political and cultural approaches to literature, science fiction

Truong D Tran

Adjunct Professor of English
Mills Hall 350

Professional Interests: Poetry and poetics, visual arts

Stephanie Young

Stephanie L Young

Adjunct Professor of English
Director of Creative Writing, Director of Graduate Programs, Literature and Languages
Mill Hall 317

Professional Interests: Contemporary poetry, cross-genre and hybrid writing, documentary poetics, performance, lyric essay and memoir, digital and new media, feminist theory, cultural studies, poetry communities and movements

Staff

Christina Fisher

Graduate Programs Coordinator

Mills Hall 319

Tonianne Nemeth

Departmental Administrator

Mills Hall 310

Stephanie Young

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Programs

Mills Hall 317