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Mary Switalski Sr Professorial Lecturer Literature

MFA American University BA University of Michigan

Mary Switalski began teaching at AU in 2007 while completing her MFA. She earned her BA in English Literature with a Creative Writing Subconcentration from the University of Michigan. She has also taught at the University of Maryland. She writes short fiction and was a recipient of a 2010 Individual Artist Award in Fiction granted by the Maryland State Arts Council. Her academic interests include resistance rhetoric and counter-culture movements, art and art criticism, American Transcendentalism, Modernism, the Beat Generation, and wilderness in the American imagination. Non-academic interests include camping, music, travel, food, and Michigan football.
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Spring 2020

  • LIT-107 Creative Writing Across Genres

  • WRTG-101 College Writing Seminar

  • WRTG-101 College Writing Seminar

Fall 2020

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-100 College Writing

  • WRT-106 College Writing, Intensive