English Department

Shena McAuliffe

Job Title
Assistant Professor of English
Karp Hall 107

Research interests

Creative Writing (Fiction and Nonfiction, especially multi-genre forms, the lyric essay, and historical fiction), 20th and 21st Century Fiction and Nonfiction, Literature of Medicine/Narrative Medicine, Literature of Walking, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Literary Magazine and Small Press Publishing, and Book Arts.


Glass, Light. Electricity. (University of Alaska Press, 2020)

The Good Echo: a novel (Black Lawrence Press, 2018)

Short Fiction and Essays:

"The Course to the Horizon,”Geist (Feb, 2021) First Prize winner of the 16th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest.

“The Other Matter,” Miracle Monocle.(Dec. 2020)
“Of Glass, Light, & Electricity,” Copper Nickel 27 (Fall 2018)
“The Skin of a Rabbit,” North American Review 303.3 (Summer 2018)
“Overgrown Stairway: Richmond, Indiana,” Cincinnati Review 15.1 (Summer 2018)
“Blight: Disambiguation,” Halophyte Collective: Walking/Mapping 1.0 (Spring 2018)
Pietà: Richmond, Indiana,” AGNI Online: (Feb. 2018)
“The Horse Latitudes,” Gulf Coast 30.1 (Winter/Spring 2018): 198-203
“Until We See Signs & Wonders,” Southern Humanities Review 52.1 (Fall 2017): 53-78
“Eleven on Poison,” Bellingham Review 74 (Spring 2017): 71-77
Dispatches from Abandoned Architecture,” Matchbook (September 2016)
“By Soot, By Flour, By Beetle Track,” Gulf Coast 28.1 (Winter/Spring 2016): 271-273
“A Perfect Time to Think Silver,” Eleven Eleven 19, (August 2015): 159-163
The Leopard Frog,” Memorious 22, (Spring 2014)
“Light is a Well-Shot Arrow,” Western Humanities Review 68.1 (Winter 2014): 16-24
This Human Skin,” Better: Culture and Lit 4, (Spring 2014)
“Will Rogers Ranch,” Dispatches from Abandoned Architecture, OPO Books and Objects, (March, 2014)
“We Are a Teeming Wilderness,” Pacifica Review 3, (Spring 2014): 61-63
“This Precarious Hive” Sou’wester (Fall 2013): 66-72
The Distance Between is an Unbroken Line,” Mapping Salt Lake City. (September 2013).
“The Mugged Body,” Versal 11, (Spring 2013): 43-45
“Endnotes to a Seizure,” Black Warrior Review 39.2 (Spring/Summer 2013): 37-72
“The Healing Machine,” Conjunctions 58, (Spring/Summer 2012): 316-331
“Endnotes: The Anthroposphere,” Western Humanities Review 66.1, (Winter 2012): 26-39
As a Bitch Paces Round Her Tender Whelps, So Growls [My] Heart,” The Collagist 40 (November 2012).
“Real Silk,” The Tusculum Review 8 (2012): 101-120
“Papyrus of the Yellow-Throated Warbler,” PANK 6, (2012): 46-51
“Two Birds,” Alaska Quarterly Review 26, (Spring/Summer 2009): 255-268
“Anatomy of the Eye,” Black Warrior Review, (Fall/Winter 2007): 15-27
“Shelter,” Land-Grant College Review 4, (Fall 2007): 88-115
“Benevolence,” Conjunctions 48, (Spring-Summer 2007): 153-168
“Husbanding,” CutBank, (Fall/Winter 2006): 103-115

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Academic credentials

B.A., Colorado State University; M.F.A., Washington University in St. Louis; Ph.D., The University of Utah