Loyola University Chicago

John Felice Rome Center


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