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Skidmore College
English Department

Melora Wolff

Melora Wolff


BA, English, Brown University
MFA, Fiction, Columbia University 

Office: Palamountain 323
Phone: (518) 580-5197

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

Select Publications:

Book: Bequeath: Essays (LSU Press, Fall 2024), Best American Fantasy, Brick, Speculative Nonfiction, The Chronicle Review, The New York Times, The Normal School, The Southern Review, Every Father's Daughter: 24 Women Writers Remember Their Fathers,  The New Brick Reader

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