Laura Donnelly

Assistant Professor


Contact

326 Marano Campus Center
315.312.2626
laura.donnelly@oswego.edu

Office hours

SPRING 2019
Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 - 11:00
Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00
or by appointment

Spring 2019 Schedule

Laura Donnelly

Laura Donnelly's first full-length collection of poetry, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors' Prize and was a finalist for the Brittingham and Pollak Prizes. She is also the author of a chapbook, Nocturne - Schumann's Letters (Finishing Line Press, 2010), and her poems have been published in Rhino, Cimarron Review, Typo, Third Coast, PANK, Flyway, CutBank, Poetry East, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere.

Donnelly holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and an MFA from Purdue University. Her interests include poetry and nonfiction writing, 19th and 20th century British literature, literary publishing, and gender studies. She is a former Editor-in-Chief of the national literary journal Third Coast and the recipient of fellowships from the Corporation of Yaddo, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

Classes taught

SPRING 2019 COURSES

CRW 405/800 TR 11:10-12:30 258 Marano CC
ENG 395/820 TR 12:45-2:05 202 Mahar Hall
GLS 100/200 TR 12:45-2:05 202 Mahar Hall

CRW 405 POETRY WRITING: ADVANCED-Advanced Poetry Writing builds upon the experiences of CRW 205 and 305 as students refine their poetic practice.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write a chapbook of poems, a focused collection of fully revised poetry.  The class also considers how writers remain involved with poetry after college, including explorations of literary journals and publishing, community outreach, and graduate writing programs.

ENG 395 SPECIALIZED STUDIES: POLITICS AND LITERATURE IN LONDON
GLS 100 A GLOBAL CITY: LONDON
Q4 with study abroad component. Co-taught by professors from Political Science and English/Creative Writing, this course emphasizes the connections between British literature and politics from the Romantic period to the present.  Using readings from Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Zadie Smith, JK Rowling, and others, we'll consider how British novelists provide social commentary on topics including gender, industrialization, and immigration.  During an eight day trip to London, students will visit sites related to course texts (including the Dickens House Museum, the Jane Austen House, Parliament, the Museum of Immigration, and the Harry Potter Studios) while taking in the sights and sounds of this global city. Applications and deposits for the trip are due Dec. 2. Email laura.donnelly@oswego.edu for further information.