Francesca G. Varela, a graduate of show:tell, Marylhurst's summer camp for teen writers and artists, published her first novel in 2014.
Department of English
Ph.D., University of Washington
MA, California State University, Chico
BA, University of California, Los Angeles
Genre Writing: Short Stories
Survey of American Literature: Origins to Present
Native American Literature and Culture
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Colonial & Post-Colonial Literature
Excellence in Academic Service & Teaching, Marylhurst University (2013)
A 19th-century Americanist and textual scholar with expertise in psychoanalytic theory, Chuck Caruso currently engages in academic explorations of the gothic, SF, detective fiction and video games. As a writer of dark fiction, his crime, horror and western noir have been published in a wide variety of print and online venues. Most recently, he's had stories mentioned on NPR's All Things Considered and included in an Otto Penzler anthology. His scholarly monograph, The Poetics of Haunting and the Haunting of Poetics: Author and Reader as Uncanny Doubles in the Work of Edgar Allan Poe, will be published next year.