Amy S. Gottfried

  • Undergraduate Faculty
  • Graduate Faculty

Professor of English

Rosenstock Hall, Room 206
Office Hours

Fall 2022:

M/W:  10:30 - 11:30

Tuesday: 11:20 - 12:45; and by appointment


At Hood, I’ve merged the two passions that first sent me on to graduate study: fiction writing and American literature. I advise Hood’s literary and arts magazine, Wisteria, and I direct the Creative Writing concentration for the English major.  

While I have published scholarship on violence in American women’s writing, my focus now is on fiction, with work published in Glimmer Train; Adirondack Review; Blunderbuss; Brain, Child; and Passager, among other magazines.

I'm currently completing a third novel and drafting a fourth.  As a working writer, I am serious about guiding my classes through the complexities of drafting, crafting, revising, submitting, and—yes—rejection-handling.  My goal is to help students forge lively, thoughtful, and compassionate writing communities that will sustain them here at Hood and beyond.


  • Ph.D., Tufts University
  • M.A., Syracuse University
  • B.A., Syracuse University