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Chanelle Benz

Chanelle Benz

Chanelle Benz

Associate Professor




Biographic Overview

My pedagogical focus is twofold: to develop cohorts of writers who support and challenge each other with rigor and generosity, and to construct courses that examine texts that run counter to master narratives, especially those which engage with issues of gender, place, and race.

MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, Syracuse University

Fiction, Creative Writing; Contemporary Literature; Black Voices.

Asst Prof. of English at Rhodes College

Longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Hemingway Award for Debut Novel and the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize