Rebecca Blevins Faery
Department: Writing & Humanistic Studies
REBECCA BLEVINS FAERY holds the Ph.D. in American literature from the University of Iowa. She is a teacher, student, and critic of American literary and cultural history with special interests in race, feminist criticism and theory, and the essay as a literary form. She has taught writing and literature at Hollins College, the University of Iowa, Mount Holyoke College, and Harvard University. Currently, she is Director of First Year Writing in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She has published poems, essays, and literary scholarship in periodicals such as Artemis, The Iowa Review, San Jose Studies, Vietnam Generation, and Legacy, and in a number of books, including Courses for Change in Writing; Teaching Writing: Pedagogy, Gender, and Equity; The Fourth Genre: Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction; Edith Wharton: New Critical Essays; Homemaking: Women Writers and the Politics and Poetics of Home; and What Do I Know? Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Essay. She is the author, with Carl Klaus and Chris Anderson, of an anthology, In Depth: Essayists for Our Time. Her essays have twice earned honorable mention in The Best American Essays annual. She is currently at work on a collection of personal essays on the Vietnam war. She divides her time between Cambridge, Massachusetts and Iowa City, Iowa.