Mary Elizabeth Pope
Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., B.S., Central Michigan University
Office hours: By appointment
Office: Administration Building, Room 430-A
Phone: (617) 735-9869
While I primarily teach Prose Writing, Advanced Prose Writing, Fiction Writing and the Writing Seminar, in the past I have taught courses in American Literature, African American Literature and Native American Literature. I have also taught courses in South African Literature, an interest I developed while living in South Africa and studying at the University of Cape Town, where I earned an interdisciplinary post-graduate Diploma in African Studies while fulfilling the terms of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
I am currently at work on a collection of short fiction, stories from which have appeared in Florida Review, Sycamore Review, Dos Passos Review, Ascent, Upstreet, Clackamas Literary Review, Fugue, Ampersand Review, Crab Creek Review and Descant. My creative nonfiction essays have appeared in The Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (Longman) and Peninsula: Essays and Memoirs from Michigan (Michigan State University Press), and my critical and pedagogical work has appeared in Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Comparative Studies (Routledge), Language Arts Journal of Michigan (Michigan State University Press), and Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture (Duke University Press).
My work has also been featured on "Michigan Writers on the Air", a monthly feature on NPR-affiliate Interlochen Public Radio. Click here to listen.