Stephanie A. Smith


Stephanie A. SmithAfter attending the Haystack Writing Workshop with Ursula K. LeGuin, I took my PhD from UC Berkeley in 1990; my current projects include a critical examination of literary “success” in America, a sequence of novels, including Still Ice, which won a UF Rothman Summer Grant, and a short book on the history of the pen. I am the author of: The Warpaint Trilogy (2012-14) from which I have recently given several readings, and an academic talk about combining creative and academic careers; also SF novel Other Nature (TOR/FORGE, 1995), which was short-listed for the Tiptree; The-Boy-Who-Was-Thrown-Away and Snow-Eyes (Atheneum/DAW 1985/87); short stories in New Letters, Asimov’s and SF&F. I have held fiction residencies at the Writer’s Colony, the VCCA, Noepe Center for the Arts, Hedgebrook, Norcroft, Provincetown and Dorland. I was an NEH Scholar at UCLA, also the author of Conceived By Liberty (Cornell 1995) which was short-listed for the MLA first book prize, and Household Words (Minnesota, 2006).

Currently, I am an SF/F reviewer for Kirkus and I’m on the Advisory Board for Feminist Studies; my essays appear in American Literature, Genders, Genre and Differences; I am an affiliate at the CGSWR, AAS, CES and have served the Harn Museum as a fiction/poetry judge for their annual student contest. Most frequently I teach 19th C American Literature, courses on Melville, James, Wharton and Plath or Critical Theory, particularly queer and feminist theory.

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