Santa Clara University

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kurthLita A. Kurth


Position: Adjunct Lecturer of English
Email: LKurth@scu.edu
Phone:408-551-7096
Fax:408-554-4837


Curriculum Vitae
Mail Address
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Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053



Biographical Information


Lita received her M.A. in English Composition from San Francisco State University. She has been teaching Composition at Santa Clara University since 1994.

Originally an historian, Ms. Kurth spent some years researching and writing grant proposals for nonprofits and then became a specialist in Composition. Most recently, she has added a Creative Writing MFA. A quote she appreciates is Pablo Neruda's: 


“Our original guiding stars are struggle and hope. But there is no such thing as a lone struggle, no such thing as a lone hope.”


Courses Taught


  • Composition and Rhetoric I&II


Research Interests

  • Composition and Creative Writing with particular emphasis on Fiction and Creative Nonfiction. In both fields, a strong interest in how writers grow and develop
  • Working Class Studies, Social Justice in many arenas
  • Jungian Psychology, the intersection of the psychological and spiritual


Representative Publications

  • Tattoo Highway
  • Vermont Literary Quarterly
  • Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning
     


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