Eleanor Henderson

Eleanor Henderson

Associate Professor, Department of Writing
Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences

Specialty:Fiction Writing
Phone:(607) 274-3324
Office:407 Smiddy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14850

Fall 2016 Office Hours: Wednesdays 9–12 and by appointment


  • M.F.A. Fiction, University of Virginia, 2005
  • B.A. American Literature/Creative Writing, Middlebury College, 2001

Selected Courses

  • Writing the Short Novel (Fall 2016)
  • Read My Lips: The Rhetoric of the Presidential Race (Fall 2016 Ithaca Seminar)
  • Short Stories on the Screen (Ithaca Seminar)
  • The Art of Time (Senior Seminar)
  • Distance + Discourse (Senior Seminar)
  • Writing Historical Fiction

Selected Publications


Short Fiction

Short Nonfiction

Selected Awards

  • Research Fellowship, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University, 2016
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Ithaca College Center for Faculty Excellence, 2011-2012
  • Finalist for the Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, Los Angeles Times, 2011
  • 10 Best Books of the Year, New York Times, 2011
  • Summer Grant for Faculty Research, Ithaca College Office of the Provost, 2011





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