Hollie Adams

Assistant Professor of English
305 Neville Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5752 U.S.A.

Office telephone:  207.581.3839

Email:  hollie.adams@maine.edu

Office hours – by appointment


  • Ph.D., University of Calgary
  • M.A., University of Windsor

Hollie Adams received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Calgary, where she specialized in creative writing, contemporary fiction, and narratology. She is the author of the novel Things You’ve Inherited from Your Mother (NeWest, 2015) and the chapbook of prose poetry Deliver Me from Swedish Furniture (Zed, 2017), which was short-listed for the bpNichol Chapbook Award. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in magazines and anthologies across Canada, including The Malahat Review, Room, ContemoraryVerse2, Grain, Prairie Fire, The Antigonish Review, Carousel, Filling Station, and The Calgary Renaissance. Her research and teaching areas include creative writing, contemporary North American fiction, Canadian literature, and the short story. Her critical scholarship has been published in Composition Studies and the European Journal of American Studies.

Courses Taught:

ENG 170: Foundations of Literary Analysis
ENG 205: Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 236: Canadian Literature
ENG 307: Writing Fiction
ENG 336: Canadian Literature
ENG 407: Advanced Fiction Writing
ENG 507: Graduate Fiction Workshop
ENG 529: Topics in Language, Literature, and Writing (Topic: After Postmodernism)

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