Amy S. Gottfried
- Undergraduate Faculty
- Graduate Faculty
Professor of English
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