Santa Clara University


kurthLita A. Kurth

Position: Adjunct Lecturer of English

Curriculum Vitae
Mail Address

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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