Ph.D. in Humanities, Aesthetic Studies
Lori Ann Stephens’s two passions are teaching composition and writing fiction. Her dissertation examines the tradition of the grotesque in Southern Literature, particularly portrayed in mothers and daughters of the American South. Lori Ann’s creative writing has been published in various journals and anthologies, including GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES, ARIES, and SUDDEN STORIES: A MAMMOTH ANTHOLOGY OF MINISCULE FICTION (edited by Dinty W. Moore). She writes both literary and Young Adult fiction. Lori Ann’s literary agent is Jill Corcoran of the Herman Agency.
Discernment and Discourse (Undergraduate), Teaching Practicum (Graduate)
Areas of Research
Young Adult Literature, Southern Literature
SONG OF THE ORANGE MOONS (2010)
Winner of the English National Opera “Mini Opera” competition: Librettist (2012); GLIMMER TRAIN STORIES National Fiction Open Award for short story “We Cry for Us” (2004)