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Meet our Core Faculty: Meagan Cass

Meagan Cass
Assistant Professor of English Meagan Cass
Ph.D.: The University of Louisiana Lafayette

Teaching Concentration: Creative Writing (with an emphasis in fiction), Contemporary American and British literature, Composition, ghost stories, Women’s Literature and Feminist Theory, sports literature.

Courses (Fall 2011-Spring 2012): Introduction to Creative Writing, Introduction to Poetry, Short Fiction Writing, Writing Linked Story Collections.

Biography: Meagan Cass grew up in Yorktown Heights, NY. She holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Binghamton University, an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and a Ph.D. in English, specializing in Creative Writing and Modern American Literature, from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. She was a founding editor and editor-in-chief of the literary journal Rougarou, has served as head fiction editor for Stirring,and is currently fiction coordinator for the Best of the Net Anthology.

Selected Publications:

“Greyhound,” (fiction), NOÖ Journal, forthcoming.

“How Mary Lou Retton Took Over Our Lives in the Summer of 1994,” (fiction), Aethlon: The Journal of Sport Literature, forthcoming.

“Jews in Sports,” (fiction), Grist: A Journal for Writers, forthcoming.

“Love Song For Ellipticals After Divorce,” (fiction), Stymie: a Journal of Sport and Literature, forthcoming.

“Egg Toss, August 1989,” (fiction), SmokeLong Quarterly, Fall 2011.

“Calling All Soloflex Men,” (fiction), The Pinch,Fall 2011.

“The Night Game,” (fiction), Prism Review, Spring 2011.

“Two Girls at Play,” (fiction), Hayden’s Ferry Review, Spring 2011.

“Girlhunt, Spring 1999,” (fiction), Devil’s Lake, Spring 2011.

Selected Conference Papers and Readings:

“Playing with Ghosts: Uses of the Ghost Story Form in the Fiction Workshop.” The Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO. November 3-6, 2011.

“The Night Game.” The University of La Verne. Spring 2011.

“‘He Thought She was Cute but from Outer space’: Gender and the Comic Grotesque in Lorrie Moore’s Like Life.” The South Central Modern Language Association. Baton Rouge, LA. October 29-31, 2009.

“19th Century Divas in the Future Anterior: Female Performance, Desire and Feminist History in Angela Carter’s Nights at the Circus.” The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville, KY. 2009.

Moderator, “Creative Writing: A Reading.” The Louisiana Conference on Language and Literature. Lafayette, LA March 5-8, 2009.

Host, The Creative Writing Reading Series. The University of Louisiana Lafayette. 2007-2008.

Her current project, The Night Game and Other New American Pastimes, is a collection of short fiction that explores the themes of sports, games, gender, memory, and love in the suburbs of New York City in the late 1980′s and 1990′s.

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