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Geoghegan, Elizabeth

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor


Elizabeth Geoghegan is a fiction writer and essayist. She earned her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of the short story collection eightball (Santa Fe Writers Project) and the bestselling memoir The Marco Chronicles (Shebooks). Her writing has appeared in TIME, The Paris Review, The Best Travel Writing, El Pais, and other publications. Her teaching interests include Creative Writing, Travel Writing, Modernism, Postmodern & Contemporary Fiction, Expatriate Writers Abroad, and the Literature of Exile. Her research also includes the writing of Flannery O’Connor and Lucia Berlin, about whom she has presented papers at The Associated Writing Programs Conference, as well as international conferences and symposiums in Australia, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and the United States.


  • MFA, Writing, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • MA, English, Creative Writing Concentration: Fiction, The University of Colorado at Boulder
  • BA, English, The University of Colorado at Boulder

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Process
  • Fiction & Creative Nonfiction
  • Modernism & Postmodernism
  • Expatriate Writers
  • the Literature of Exile
  • Anglo & American Writers in Italy
  • Travel Writing
  • the Short Story
  • Flannery O’Connor
  • Lucia Berlin
  • Film & Photography