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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Cayley, John HChair of Literary Arts
Cayley, John HProfessor of Literary Arts
Channer, Colin C DAssistant Professor of Literary Arts
Colarusso, Andrew EOpus Foundation Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts
Colella, Laura EAssistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts
Coover, RobertT.B. Stowell University Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts
Field, Thalia LAdele Kellenberg Seaver Professor of Creative Writing
Gander, ForrestAdele Kellenberg Seaver '49 Professor Emeritus of Creative Writing, Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts, and Professor Emeritus of Comparitive Literature
Hunt, EricaBonderman Assistant Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts
Hunt, Laird BProfessor of Literary Arts
Mahajan, KaranAssistant Professor of Literary Arts
Maso, CaroleProfessor of Literary Arts
Moody, Hiram FBonderman Professor of the Practice of Literary Arts
Nakayasu, SawakoAssistant Professor of Literary Arts
Nelson, Peter GaleSenior Lecturer in Literary Arts
Sikelianos, Eleni AProfessor of Literary Arts
Steinbach, MeredithProfessor Emerita of Literary Arts
Swensen, ColeProfessor of Literary Arts
Waldrop, Bernard KBrooke Russell Astor Emeritus Professor of the Humanities
Wideman, John EdgarAsa Messer Professor Emeritus of Africana Studies and Literary Arts