For over 40 years, Literary Arts at Brown University has been a creative and intellectual center for the U.S. literary avant-garde.  Along with a handful of other writing programs nationwide, Brown provides a home for innovative writers of fiction, poetry, electronic writing (hypertext) and mixed media.

Established in the mid-1960s by poet, translator and critic Edwin Honig, Literary Arts at Brown continues its tradition of hiring and retaining a faculty comprised of nationally and internationally known authors.  Each year, the program offers 60 – 70 classes, awards the M.F.A. degree to approximately 12 graduate student writers, and confers Honors on about 35 talented seniors who will have completed the undergraduate concentration in Literary Arts.

The online MFA application deadline is 15 December.  Applicants can expect admission decisions by 15 March.

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Faculty Administrative Positions

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Cayley, John HChair of Literary Arts

Faculty Positions

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Cayley, John HProfessor of Literary Arts

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Channer, Colin C DAssistant Professor of Literary Arts

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Colarusso, Andrew EOpus Foundation Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts

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Colella, Laura EAssistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts

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Coover, RobertT.B. Stowell University Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts

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Field, Thalia LAdele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing

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Gander, ForrestAdele Kellenberg Seaver '49 Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing, Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts, and Professor Emeritus of Comparitive Literature

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Hunt, EricaBonderman Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts

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Hunt, Laird BProfessor of Literary Arts

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Mahajan, KaranAssistant Professor of Literary Arts

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Maso, CaroleProfessor of Literary Arts

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Moody, Hiram FBonderman Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts

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Nakayasu, SawakoAssistant Professor of Literary Arts

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Nelson, Peter GaleSenior Lecturer in Literary Arts

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Sikelianos, Eleni AProfessor of Literary Arts

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Steinbach, MeredithProfessor Emerita of Literary Arts

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Swensen, ColeProfessor of Literary Arts

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Waldrop, Bernard KBrooke Russell Astor Emeritus Professor of the Humanities

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Wideman, John EdgarAsa Messer Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies and Literary Arts