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Rebecca Meacham

Rebecca Meacham
TH 371
(920) 465-2783

Meacham's teaching emphasis in Humanistic Studies is Creative Writing (fiction). She comes to us from the University of Cincinnati, where she was a doctoral candidate from 1997-2002.

Research Interests: Dr. Meacham is on sabbatical for 2012-13 while she is in the process of writing a novel about the 1871 Peshtigo (WI) fire.

Other research interests include short stories, memoirs, ethnic American literatures, African American literatures, and contemporary American literatures.

Recent Publications: Story collection, LET'S DO, Winner of the Katherine Anne Porter Prize from UNT Press

Regular reviews for THE WOMEN'S REVIEW OF BOOKS (reviews of Caribbean women's fiction, books by Antonya Nelson, Alice Munro, Aimee Bender, Kelly Link, Judy Budnitz, Haryette Mullen) -- selected content.

"The Then of Now," essay on writing historical fiction, in TALKING WRITING magazine

Chapter, "Vision and Re-Vision in Creative Writing Pedagogy," in EXPLORING SIGNATURE PEDAGOGIES, edited by Aeron Haynie, Regan Gurung, and Nancy Chick.

Chapter, "The Entanglements of Teaching _Nappy Hair_" in RACE IN THE COLLEGE CLASSROOM, Bonnie TuSmith, Editor

Recent Awards and Grants: Founder's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011

Finalist, 2007 Gift of Freedom Award, A Room of One's Own Foundation for Women Writers

Education: Ph.D., University of Cincinnati, M.F.A. Bowling Green State University, B.A. Miami University


  • English 206/WOST 205: Women in Literature: Women's Memoir
  • English 212: Intro to Creative Writing
  • English 224/324: Practicum in Literary Publishing
  • English 301: Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction
  • English 302: Advanced Fiction Workshop
  • English 304: Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • English 331: Maj. American Prose: The Short Story
  • English 331: Maj. American Prose: Ghost Stories
  • English 335: Literary Eras: Postmodernism
  • English 336: Ethnic American Literature: Ethnic Humor
  • English 344: African American Literature: The Harlem Renaissance
  • English 383: World Literature: Writers of the Caribbean