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Skidmore College
English Department
Melora Wolff

Melora Wolff

Assistant Professor

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 105H: Fantasy and Film
  • EN 205: Personal Experience & the Critical Voice; The Poetry of Prose
  • EN 211: Fiction
  • EN 213: Poetry
  • EN 228: Informal Forms: The Personal Essay
  • EN 229: Words and Images
  • EN 229W: Childhood in Cinema
  • EN 229W: Words and Images
  • 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/Fiction
  • EN 377: Reading for Writers/Nonfiction
  • 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
  • Honors Forum: Essays On Theater
  • Honors Forum: Visual Autobiography
  • TA 251: Writing About Drama
  • Theater 334 Writing About Theater

Selected Publications:

Best American Fantasy, Brick, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, Fugue, Green Mountains Review, The New Brick Reader, Rivendell, Salmagundi, Southern Indiana Review, The Chronicle Review, The Gettysburg Review, The New York Times, The Normal School, The Southern Review, Weber, West Branch

Books:

  • The Parting (2018)
  • Every Father's Daughter:24 Women Writers Remember Their Fathers (2015)
  • Movies to Manage By: Lessons In Leadership (with John Clemens 1999)

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