Catherine Kasper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Director, Creative Writing Program

Professional Info: Curriculum Vitae
Phone: (210) 458-4374
Fax: (210) 458-5366
Office: MB 2.484




Creative writing, fiction, poetry and poetics, twentieth-century literature and arts.


Catherine Kasper, Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Literature, received her B.A. from the University of Illinois-Urbana, her M.A. from the University of Illinois-Chicago, and her Ph.D. from the University of Denver. Her teaching interests include Creative Writing, Twentieth Century literature, Hybrid genre literatures, interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies, and Material Culture theory. Dr. Kasper’s books include Notes from the Committee (fiction), Field Stone, (poetry), Hovering, (short stories), A Gradual Disappearance of Insects (poetry), and Optical Projections (short stories). Her award-winning poetry and fiction have been published in such journals as The Ohio Review, Seneca Review, Notre Dame Review, Western Humanities Review, The Colorado Review, and Conjunctions. She has written on the experimental fiction writer, Steven Millhauser, and the poet and art critic, Barbara Guest. She is currently a co-editor of American Letters & Commentary, a journal of literary and visual arts now in its 22nd year.



Recent Courses


  • Advanced Creative Writing, Fiction
  • Stream of Consciousness in Prose Fiction


  • Creative Writing, Fiction
  • Bibliography and Research
  • Topics in Literature: Fiction/Twentieth Century Novel

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