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James O'LaughlinJames O'Laughlin

Distinguished Senior Lecturer, The Writing Program
College Adviser, WCAS

MA, Northwestern

555 Clark St., 238
1908 Sheridan Road
Phone: 847-491-8916

James O'Laughlin is a Distinguished Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program and a WCAS College Adviser. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Saint Louis University, and an M.A. in English from Northwestern University, and did additional graduate work in English at Northwestern. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award from Northwestern’s School of Continuing Studies in 1999-2000, and in 2005 he was named to the ASG Faculty Honor Roll. He has taught a wide range of courses, including freshman seminars on Modern Irish Literature and American Indian Literature, Reading and Writing Fiction, Literary Editing, Reading and Writing Creative Nonfiction, Modes of Writing, and Intermediate Composition.  He was a fiction editor at StoryQuarterly from 1998 until 2007  (and Co-Editor in 2004), has written reviews of fiction, biography, and philosophy for Booklist, and is at work on a book on writing.  He is a volunteer at A Just Harvest in Chicago. 


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