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Robert O'Connor

Associate professor

327 Marano Campus Center

Office hours

Fall 2016
Tuesday and Thursday
or by appointment

Robert O'Connor was born in 1959 in New York City and raised in Eastchester, NY. He graduated from the State University of New York, College at Oswego, and received an MA in English from Syracuse University, where he studied under Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff. In 1996, Granta magazine named him one of "The Best of Young American Writers." Buffalo Soldiers was published by Alfred A. Knopf, and released in paperback by Vintage Contemporaries. A movie based on the novel premiered in 2003, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Anna Paquin, Ed Harris and Scott Glenn.

Classes taught

Spring 2017 Courses

CRW 306/800 MWF 10:20-11:15 322 Marano CC
CRW 306/810 MWF 11:30-12:25 322 Marano CC

CRW 395/820
ENG 395/800

MWF 12:40-1:35 323 Marano CC

CRW 306-This course is an intensive workshop in fiction writing in which you will examine student stories as well as stories from The Best American Short Stories.  Students will develop and discuss their aesthetic principles.  Requirements: 3 stories or sections of a novel, story responses, self-assessment paper, and use of Angel.  Prerequisite:  CRW 206.

CRW 395/ENG 395-This course will focus on the genre of mystery and detective literature, examining its origins and permutations.  We will look at how mysteries are constructed as well as their cultural significance.  Reading responses, exercises, mid-term, final exam and paper.