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Skidmore College
English Department

Melora Wolff

Melora Wolff

Associate Professor OF english and theater arts

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, 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, 2016
  • Notable Essay of the Year, Best American Essays, 2012, 2014, 2016
  • Selected Prose, Best New Writing, 2016
  • Special Mention in Nonfiction, The Pushcart Prize, 2014, 2015
  • Fellowship in Nonfiction, The MacDowell Colony for the Arts, 2014
  • Eli Cantor Fellowship in Nonfiction, Corporation of Yaddo, 2013
  • Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing, Bucknell University, 2004-2005
  • Artists' Fellowship in Nonfiction Literature, New York Foundation for the Arts