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Thomas J. Bligh, C'94, Ph.D.

Tom Bligh

Associate Professor of English / Director, Creative Writing Program / Adviser, Lighted Corners / Associate Director of International Programs

Department of English

Knott Academic Center
Room 122A

+ (301) 447-5045
  • Ph.D. English, Florida State University
  • M.A. English, Miami University
  • B.A. English, Mount St. Mary’s College
  • Creative writing
  • The short story
  • Twentieth-century American literature
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Editing and publishing

Selected Publications

“A Treatise on Cover Songs.” Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, edited by Laurence Behrens and Leonard Rosen. Pearson, 14th edition, 2018.

“Real-life Consequences of Accidents (Which Produce Super Powers in Comic Book Movies I Have Seen)” Barrelhouse, Spring 2013.

“Outer Space.” Improbable Object. Spring 2010.

“Pump Rockets!” Specs: journal of art and culture: Vol. 3: Issue 1, Article 46. Fall 2010.

“The York Brothers: When Being Bad Was Good.” Oxford American. Southern Music Issue, Nov. 2008

Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Amherst, VA, 2016.