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Skidmore College
English Department

Melora Wolff

Melora Wolff

Associate Professor and DIRECTOR OF CREATIVE WRITING

B.A., Brown University
M.F.A.,  Columbia University

Office: Palamountain 323
Phone: (518) 580-5197
Email: mwolff@skidmore.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction, Fiction
  • Expository Writing
  • Film
  • Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Essay
  • Writing About Theater and Drama

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105: Body Narratives; Transformations; Bad Boys: Rebel Artists; Fantastic Imagination; Realms of the Unreal
  • EN 105: Fantasy and Film
  • EN 105H: Childhood Dramas; Childhood in Cinema
  • EN 205: Personal Experience & the Critical Voice; The Poetry of Prose
  • EN 213: Poetry
  • EN 211: Fiction
  • EN 228: Informal Forms: The Personal Essay
  • EN 229: Words and Images
  • EN 229W: Childhood in Cinema
  • EN 280: Nonfiction/Personal Voice; Nonfiction/Lyric Essays
  • EN 281: Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • EN 364: Personal Essays; Reading and Writing Memoir
  • EN 377: Reading for Writers/Nonfiction
  • EN 378: Nonfiction: Influence as Essay
  • EN 378: Nonfiction: Lyric Essays
  • EN 378: Nonfiction: Lyric and Narrative Essays
  • EN 379: Nonfiction: Landscape and Memory
  • EN 380: Fiction Workshop
  • EN 381: Advanced Projects in Nonfiction
  • HF 100: Honors Forum: Visual Autobiography
  • TA 251: Writing About Drama
  • Theater 334 Writing About Theater
  • Theater 334 Honors: Essays About Theater

Selected Publications/prose:

Best American Fantasy, Brick, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Every Father's Daughter: (Anthology), Fugue, Green Mountains Review, The New Brick Reader, Rivendell, Salmagundi, Speculative Nonfiction, The Chronicle Review, The Gettysburg Review, The New York Times, The Normal School, The Southern Review, Weber, West Branch

Selected Honors:

  • Thomas A. Wilhelmus Award in Nonfiction, Southern Indiana Review
  • Notable Essay of the Year, Best American Essays (three)
  • Selected Prose, Best New Writing
  • Special Mentions in Nonfiction, Pushcart Prize (two)
  • Fellowship in Nonfiction, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts
  • Eli Cantor Fellowship in Nonfiction, Corporation of Yaddo
  • Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing, Bucknell University
  • Artists' Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, New York Foundation for the Arts