Marian MacCurdy

Marian MacCurdy

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



  • personal essay
  • writing and healing
  • creative nonfiction
  • science fiction and fantasy


  • B.A. English/Music, Syracuse University
  • M.A. English, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. Humanities, Syracuse University

Some Publications

  • The Mind's Eye: Image and Memory in Writing About Trauma. University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.
  • "Witnesses into the Future," personal essay, Ararat. Summer 2001.
  • "Truth, Trauma, and Justice in Gillian Slovo's Every Secret Thing," article. Literature and Medicine. June 2000.
  • "Writing and Healing," Ithaca College Quarterly. Summer 2000.
  • Writing and Healing, co-authored with Charles Anderson. NCTE Press. 2000.
  • "Food for the Gods," personal essay, Ararat. Summer 1998.
  • "The Grape Arbor," "For the Women Warriors," "Apparition," and "Shooting Star," poems, Ararat. Spring 1996.
  • "From Image to Narrative: The Politics of the Personal." Journal of Teaching Writing. Spring 1995.
  • "There Was and There Was Not," review of Rise The Euphrates by Carol Edgarian. Ararat. Spring 1995.
  • "Virginia Bluebells" and "Tears," poems. Ararat. Summer 1994.
  • "The Four Women of the Apocalypse: Feminine Images in Magazine Advertisements." In Utopia and Gender in Advertising: A Critical Reader. Eds. Luigi Manca and Alessandra Manca. Procopian Press, distributed by Syracuse University Press. 1994.
  • "Irony" and "Healing," poems. Journal of Poetry Therapy. Winter 1992.
  • "Eliza," personal essay. Ararat. Winter 1992.
  • "Diamond Dust," poem. Raft. Fall 1991.
  • "Migraine," poem. Room of our Own. The Women's Writing Workshop. Spring 1990.
  • "Bitch or Goddess: Polarized Images of Women in Arthurian Film." Platte Valley Review. Winter 1990.
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