1. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  2. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  3. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  4. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  5. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  6. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  7. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  8. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  9. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  10. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  11. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  12. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  13. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  14. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  15. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  16. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  17. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  18. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  19. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  20. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  21. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  22. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  23. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  24. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  25. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  26. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  27. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  28. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  29. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  30. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  31. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
Darlin' Neal

Darlin' Neal, Ph.D.

Darlin' Neal is the author of the story collections, Rattlesnakes & The Moon (Press 53, 2010) and Elegant Punk (Press 53, 2012). She is the 2011 Taos Summer Writers Conference DH Lawrence Fellow. Her work has been nominated numerous times for the Pushcart Prize and has appeared in The Southern Review, Shenandoah, Puerto del Sol and dozens of other magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Best of The Web 2009, and Southern Poetry Anthology: Volume II, Mississippi (Texas Review Press).


  • Ph.D. in Creative Writing/20th Century British and American Literature from University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Fiction from University of Arizona
  • M.A. in English/Creative Writing from New Mexico State University

Research Interests

  • Literary Fiction
  • Literary Nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Poetry and Flash Fiction
  • Native American Literature
  • Writing of the Southwest
  • Southern Writers
  • Eudora Welty

Recent Research Activities


Elegant Punk, a short story collection, (Spring 2012, Press 53)

Rattlesnakes and The Moon, a short story collection, (Spring 2010, Press 53)

Dozens of short stories, nonfiction pieces and poetry in nationally and internationally circulated journals, including THE SOUTHERN REVIEW, PUERTO DEL SOL, SHENANDOAH, MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, and THE BEST OF THE WEB.


  • UCF College of Arts and Humanities Research Grant 2012
  • DH Lawrence Fellow, 2011 Taos Summer Writers Conference
  • Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship United Arts of Central Florida Fellowship recipient, 2010
  • Henfield Foundation Transatlantic Review Award
  • Joan Johnson Award for Fiction, University of Southern Mississippi
  • New Mexico State University's Frank Waters Fiction Fellowship


No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50949 CRW3211 Creative Nonfiction Writing Web A Web Not Online
CRW 3211.AW60: Creative Nonfiction Writing

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013 and CRW 3053.

Writers present original nonfiction writing for class response and instructor consultations. Online reading of key works of creative nonfiction with discussion of definitions of the genre. Students are evaluated through weekly participation in workshop, weekly workshop critiques, weekly reading responses and writing exercises, and a final statement of aesthetic and self-evaluation.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10976 CRW3010H Honors Creative Writing Face2Face M,W 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
CRW3010H.0201: Honors Creative Writing

PR: Honors GEP completion and permission of Honors

Theory and techniques of literary genres with honors level content; practice and critique of original writing by peers and critical reading of established authors.
19166 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
11637 CRW4122 Adv Fiction Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW4122.0W63: Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in CRW 3013, CRW 3053, and CRW 3120

Intensive writing practice in fiction. Peer critique and group discussion or original manuscripts.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90802 CRW6025 Adv Graduate Writing Workshop Web Web Not Online
CRW6025.0W61: Advanced Writing Workshop - Fiction

PR: Admission to the Creative Writing MFA

A fully online course, CRW 6025 offers detailed discussion of style, form, and content of fiction. Students submit their own manuscripts for workshop critique, read and discuss published work, and revise manuscripts for their final portfolios. A collaboration with students at the University of Queensland, Australia, allows participants to exchange critiques of work in progress. Restricted to students accepted into the graduate creative writing program.
90812 LIT6097 Studies in Cont Fiction Rdce Time Tu 6:00PM - 7:15PM Not Online
LIT6097.0M01: Studies in Contemporary Fiction

PR: Graduate standing in MFA Creative Writing program

Fiction in the last 20 years in the United States and Britain.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61187 CRW3013 Creative Writing for English M Web B Web Not Online
CRW3013.BW59: Creative Writing for English Majors

PR: English major or minor, junior standing, and grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

Literary genres; practice and critique of peer writing; critical reading of established authors.

Updated: Jun 28, 2016

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