directs the Nonfiction Writing Program in the Department of English at Brown. She teaches creative nonfiction -- literary journalism, historical narrative, memoir, and radio nonfiction, as well as "Writing the Southeast Asian War." She earned her PhD in American Literature from Brown in 1989, then taught at Harvard before returning to Brown. A former feature writer, and now book reviewer, for the Providence Journal, her most recent essays include a reflection on Brown's new Nonficton Writing Program in Composition Studies, "Apprenticing Nonfictionists" in The Journal of Teaching Writing, and "Itches and Scratches" in Brown Alumni Magazine. Her essays on the Vietnam War era include a Pendle Hill pamphlet, "Quaker in Vietnam: Rick Thompson (1943-1973)"; "Fighting Pacifism" in Friends Journal; "Crossing the Line: Finding Butch," in War, Literature, and the Arts; "Lost to Vietnam: Choices and Impact" in the anthology, Friends and the Vietnam War, and on the web site "."
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REBECCA BLEVINS FAERY holds the Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Iowa. She is a teacher, student, and critic of American literary and cultural history with special interests in race, feminist criticism and theory, and the essay as a literary form. She has taught writing and literature at Hollins College, the University of Iowa, Mount Holyoke College, and Harvard University. Currently, she is Director of First Year Writing in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published poems, essays, and literary scholarship in periodicals such as Artemis, The Iowa Review, San Jose Studies, Vietnam Generation, and Legacy, and in a number of books, including Courses for Change in Writing; Teaching Writing: Pedagogy, Gender, and Equity; The Fourth Genre: Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction; Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays; Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home; and What Do I Know? Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Essay. She is the author, with Carl Klaus and Chris Anderson, of an anthology, In Depth: Essayists for Our Time. Her essays have twice earned honorable mention in The Best American Essays annual. She is currently at work on a collection of personal essays on the Vietnam war. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Iowa City, Iowa.
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Ross Fisher joined forces with Law School Professor John Norton Moore, and Professor Robert Turner ’81 to edit a book of essays on the Vietnam War, To Oppose Any Foe: The Legacy of U.S. Intervention in Vietnam. The essays were written by current or former UVA Law students. (See In Print section.)
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