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Department ofEnglish

Claudia McIsaac

Claudia McIsaac

Senior Lecturer

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Claudia Monpere McIsaac is a Senior Lecturer who teaches courses in Composition and Rhetoric and Creative Writing. She received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her B.A. in Theatre Arts from U.C. Berkeley.

Her short fiction and poems have appeared in many literary magazines, including The Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Puerto del Sol, Calyx, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. Her essays have appeared in the anthologies Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude and Living on the Margins: Women Writers on Breast Cancer.

Awards include the Brutocao Curriculum Innovation Award and First Prize in the Georgetown Review Fiction Contest. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is at work on a novel. Her teaching interests include narrative forms and writing and performance.

Research Interests

  • The convergence of creative writing and social justice
  • Creative Writing and Performance
  • Narrative Forms
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Creative Writing and Social Justice
  • Fiction Writing
  • Advanced Fiction Writing
  • Poetry Writing
  • Advanced Poetry Writing
  • Composition and Rhetoric
  • ?Dirt Cities.? Highway 99: A Literary Journey Through California?s  Great Central Valley.  Revised and updated.  Eds. Stan Yogi, Gayle Mak, and Patricia Wakida.  Berkeley: Heyday Books, 2007.  341-350.
  • ?Help.? Ascent 30, 2 (Winter 2007): 69-82.
  • ?Across the Broad Hills: 1885.? Ecotone 2:1 (Fall/Winter 2006):  121-122.
  • ?Pond? and ?Vigil.? Parthenon West Review 3 (Fall 2005): 69-70.
  • ?Seamless.?  Pebble Lake Review, Awards Issue 2, 5 (2005)
  • ?All Sweet Things Float.?  Prairie Schooner.  77, 1 (Spring 2003): 129-137.
  • ?Car, Kitchen, Canyon: Mother Writing.?  Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude.  Eds. Jo Malin and Victoria Boynton:  New York and London: Haworth Books, 2003.  165-178.
  • ?Peaches in the Beverley Hills Safeway? and ?Curtains.?  The Spoon River Poetry Review  28, 1  (Winter/Spring 2003): 55-56.
  • ?What the Sky Delivers.? The Kenyon Review  23, 3/4 (Summer/Fall 2001):