Wagner, Vivian

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Vivian Wagner

Associate Professor of English
3E Cambridge Hall
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Research Interests
-Creative Nonfiction
-Popular Culture
-Modern & Contemporary American Literature
Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
M.A. The Ohio State University
B.A. University of California, Irvine

Dr. Vivian Wagner's specialties include creative nonfiction, journalism, and American literature. She teaches composition, introduction to literature, print writing and reporting, journalistic ethics, public relations writing, modern and contemporary American fiction, travel writing, and science fiction. She's also the faculty advisor for Sigma Tau Delta, the English honorary. Her essays, articles, and poems have appeared in a variety of publications, including Slice Magazine, Muse/A Journal, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Gone Lawn, The Atlantic, Narratively, Bending Genres, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She's the author of a memoir, Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music (Citadel- Kensington); a full-length poetry collection, Raising (Clare Songbirds Publishing House); and three poetry chapbooks: The Village (Aldrich Press-Kelsay Books), Making (Origami Poems Project), and Curiosities (Unsolicited Press).

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