Northeast Ohio
Master of Fine Arts

Northeast Ohio
Master of Fine Arts

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

IN CREATIVE WRITING

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NEXT EVENT: READING

Emily St.John Mandel

Friday November 15 at 7:00 PM
Mather Mansion
Cleveland State University
Free and open to the public!

FEATURED ALUMNA

Eliese Goldbach

“Everything you’ve heard is true…” Eliese Goldbach (class of 2013) discusses her forthcoming book Rust and her thoughts on the writing life.

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Current Students

Questions about courses, registration, requirements, internships, or your thesis? Find out everything you need to know on our Current Students page.

Prospective Students

Are you ready to join Ohio’s most beloved MFA writing consortium? Well you’re in luck—we’d love to have you. It’s time to broaden your horizons.

SPRING 2020

Upcoming Courses

POETRY

Craft & Theory of Poetry: Poetry Saves Lives

In this course we will read collections by poets who raise awareness and advocate for social change through their work, while writing our own poems of protest and solidarity. We will discuss poems by Hanif Abdurraquib, Fatimah Asghar, Oliver Baez Bendorf, Erika Meitner, Jillian Weise, and Javier Zamora, among others. Class members will write creative and critical responses to the texts; attendance and participation will be important. Limited to students in the NEOMFA program. 

LITERATURE

The Female Gothic

This course will investigate “female” Gothic fiction from the eighteenth-century to the present, with particular emphasis on the history of “female gothic” literature as well as the psychological and bodily trauma of female protagonists.  Annotated bibliography, oral presentation, two short papers, and one article-length research paper will be required. Readings on trauma theory, Gothic literature, the history of science and medicine, as well as Gothic short stories (Gaskell and O’Connor) and poetry (Shelley, Coleridge) will likely be included.  Readings not ordered through the bookstore will be provided on Blackboard.

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English Department
Kent State University
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242

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