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Joan Connor

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Professor

English
Ellis 334
connor@ohio.edu
740- 593-2754

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Education

M.F.A., Vermont College, 1995

M.A., Breadloaf School of English, Middlebury College, 1984

B.A., cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1976

Scholarly Focus

Creative Writing: Fiction

Publications

Books

How To Stop Loving Someone, Leapfrog Press, 2011

The World Before Mirrors, River Teeth Award Series in Nonfiction, University of Nebraska, 2006

History Lessons, University of Massachusetts Press, AWP Award Series in Short Fiction, 2003; Frederick Busch, Judge

We Who Live Apart, University of Missouri Press, 2910 Le Mone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201, August, 2000

Here On Old Route 7, University of Missouri Press, 2910 LeMone Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201, August, 1997

Anthologies

“Good People,” story, Chautaqua Literary Arts Anthology, 2008

“Lilac,” essay, The Art of the Word, 2008

“In My Booth,” Censored: The Best of What We Couldn’t Publish, Spire Press, NYNY, 2005

“Sea Change,” Blueline Anthology: 1981-2001, spring, 2004

“Forsaken Places,” Ohio Connections, the Literary Homecoming Project, Ohioana Library & Thurber House, fall, 2003

“What It Is,” Pushcart Anthology XXVIII, October, 2003

Selected Journals:  Stories

“The Stripper,” The Worcester Review, 2008

“Red Planets,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, 2008

“The Un-naming,” Colere, 2007

“The Angel of Repose,” BlueLine, 2007

“Wonderful Counselor,” Chelsea, 2006

“The Wild Dog,” The Fourth River, 2006

“The Landmark Hotel,” The Antioch Review, 2006

“Short Shorts,” The Idaho Review, winter, 2005

“The Folly of Being Comforted,” TriQuarterly, fall, 2005

“Summer Nights,” The Village Rambler, spring, 2005

“Funeral,” The Village Rambler, spring, 2005

“Wheather,” Branches Quarterly, issue 4, spring, 2005

“Men in Brown,” Glimmer Train, spring, 2005

“Finding Carla,” Lake Effect, spring, 2005

“How We Say Goodbye,” Harpur Palate, spring, 2005

“Palimpsest,” The Gettysburg Review, spring, 2005

“The Three Minute Love Story,” The Big Muddy, fall, 2004

“When the Boys Come Out to Play,” Colere, summer, 2004

“Old-Timers’ Night,” BlueLine, spring, 2004

“Abandoned Shoe,” Terra Incognita, fall, 2004

“The Night Cafe,” 580 Split, spring, 2004

“Creative Writing,” Inkwell, summer, 2004

“If It Is Bad, It Happens To Me,” Hunger Mountain, Vermont Writers Issue, spring, 2004

“The Painbroker,” Chautauqua Literary Arts Journal, spring, 2004

“Outlander,” Branches Quarterly, April, 2003

“The Locked Room,” from Vermont Trilogy, Full Circle, A Journal of Poetry and Prose, April, 2003, www.fullcirclejml.com

“Under the Rainbow,” Chelsea Magazine, spring, 2003

“The Year of No Weather,” Green Mountain Journal, fall, 2003

Essays

“Three Trips,” The Connecticut Review, 2007

“Colonel Andreas van Kuijk,” Under the Sun, 2007

“Love at Forthy,” The Pisgah Review, 2006

“The World Before Mirrors,” The Gettysburg Review, spring, 2005

“Abandoned Shoe,” Terra Incognita, winter, 2005

‘An Open Door,” The Ohio Writer, fall, 2004

“For Geraldine,” The Redwood Coast Review, fall, 2004

“Masque,” Under the Sun, spring, 2004

“The Waiting Room,” River Teeth, spring, 2004

“Bone Key,” Black Warrior, fall, 2003

“Forsaken Places,” Mid-American Review, spring, 2003

“Writing and Telepathy,” The Journal of Arts & Letters, spring, 2003

Book Reviews

The Body of Brooklyn, Fourth Genre, fall, 2003

Evening Will Find Me, Katie Estill, The Ohio Writer, fall, 2000

Milltown Natural, Richard Hague, The Ohio Writer, winter, 1998

The Nature of Longing, Alyce Miller, Chelsea Magazine, fall, 1995

The Circles I Move In, Diane Lefer, Chelsea Magazine, fall, 1995

Readings

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2008

Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2007

Gettysburg College Writers Conference, June, 2007

Virginia Commonwealth University, February, 2007

Green Mountain Writers Conference, July, 2006

Gettysburg College, September, 2005

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2005

Annie’s Book Stop, Rutland, Vermont, August, 2005

Frostburg State University, April, 2005

Hotel Amerika Benefit Reading, fall, 2004

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2004

Mount Holly Historical Association, Belmont, Vermont, August, 2004

Firehouse Gallery, Burlington, Vermont, August, 2004

Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI., March, 2004

Summerfest, Killington, Vermont, August, 2003

Green Mountain Writers Conference, August, 2003

Wired for Books, November, 2003

The Writers’ Harvest, October, 2003

West Virginia Writers Workshop, July, 2003

Book King, Green Mountain Journal Reading, March 3, 2003

Professional History

Professor, (Promotion granted, 2005) Ohio University 2005 – current

Professor, University of Southern Maine, Low Residency MFA Program, Summer, 2002 - current

Director, Creative Writing, Ohio University, 2003 - 2008

Interim Co-director, University of Southern Maine, summer, 2004

Associate Professor, (Tenure granted, 2001), Ohio University, 2001 - 2005

Assistant Professor, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1996 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Fiction Writing, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio,1995-1996. 

Courses Taught

  • Graduate and Undergraduate fiction workshops
  • Form and Theory, Nonfiction
  • Classes on Minimalism
  • Critical Approaches to the Fairy Tale
  • The Erotics of Literature
  • Evil and Literature
  • Comic Writing
  • De(re)constructing Love
  • The Rhetoric of Point-of-View
  • and others

Other Professional Activities

Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2008

Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2007 

Workshop Leader/Reader/Lecturer, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Writers’ Conference, 2007

Final Judge, Best New American Voices fiction prize, VCU, 2007

External Reviewer, University of Iowa Press, November, 2006

Green Mountain Writers Conference, panelist, lecturer, 2006

Member, Pen American Center, 2006 to 2008

Member AWP, 1995 to current

Advisory Board, reader, Review Americana: A Literary Journal,

Americana: The Institute for the Study of American Culture, 2006 - current

Short Story, “What It Is,” featured story, the Writers Studio, NYNY, 2005

Nonfiction Editor, Hotel Amerika, 2005 - 2006

Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2005, Panelist and Workshop leader,

Green Mountain Writers Conference, 2004, Panelist and Workshop leader

Student Elected Keynote Speaker, first graduating class, Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing, July, 2004

Collaboration, Orchestral Composition, Ohio University Bicentennial, 2004

Reader and Speaker, Summerfest, Killington, Vermont, August, 2003

Final Judge, Dogwood Fiction Contest, January, 2004

Green Mountain Writers Conference, Panelist and Workshop Leader, August, 2003

West Virginia Writers Workshop, Reader, Workshop Leader, July, 2003

Judge, University of Missouri, McKinney Fiction Contest Contributing Editor, Hotel Amerika, fall, 2002 - 2006

Green Mountain Writers Conference, Panelist and Workshop Leader, August, 2002

Vermont League of Writers, Lecturer and Workshop Leader, Poultney, Vermont, July 2002

Kenyon College, English Honors Program, Outside Examiner, April 27 - 28, 2002

Longman Reviewer, The Longman Anthology of Short Fiction, Dana Gioia, R.S. Gwynn, 2002

Prentice Hall Reviewer, Creative Writer’s Handbook, 3rd ed., Philip K. Jason, Allen B. Lefkowitz, 2001

Judge, fiction contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 2002

Workshop Leader, Green Mountain Writers Conference, summer, 2001

Judge, fiction contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 2001

Workshop Leader, Ohio Valley Literary Group, January, 2001

Workshop Leader, Green Mountain Writers Conference, summer, 2000

Judge, AWP Contest, fiction, 2000

Workshop Leader, Panelist, Lecturer, Green Mountain Writers’ Conference, August, 1999

Final Judge, Fiction Contest, New England Writers, July, 1999

Judge, Fiction Contest, Chelsea Magazine, June, 1999

Manuscript Editor, The Chautauqua Writers’ Center, summer, 1999

Paper presented, “Beginnings,” AWP Pedagogy Forum Board Member, New England Writers Association, 1998 - 2002

Judge, Fiction Contest, Chelsea Magazine, July, 1998

Final Judge, Fiction, The Ohio Writer Contest, June, 1998

Final Judge, New England Writers Conference, Shortshort Contest, summer, 1998

Guest, Question & Answer, Story Writing, Critical Approaches to Fiction, O.U., May, 1998

Final Judge, Ellis Literary Award, Myrtle Armstrong Prize for Fiction, Indiana University, February, 1998

Fiction Workshop Leader, Chautauqua Arts Center, summer 1997

Fiction Workshop Leader, New England Writers Conference, July 1997,Windsor, VT

Panelist, New England Writers Conference, July 1996, Windsor, VT

First Reader, Fiction MSS., Sarabande Books, Louisville, KY, 1996

Mentor, Young Writers’ Institute, Hartford, CT, 1994 - 2002

Assistant Editor, fiction, Chelsea Magazine, NYNY, 1994 - 1996


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