Teresa Carmody

Director, MFA of the Americas; Assistant Professor of English

Teresa Carmody is a writer, editor and publisher. Her most recent book, The Reconception of Marie (2020), is the story about growing up in, and deconstructing from, fundamentalist Christianity. Incorporating Marie's adolescent, child, and adult voices, The Reconception of Marie reimagines the bildungsroman: coming-of-age becomes coming-into-awareness—a spiritual quest navigated with humor, fervency and the multivalency of queer grace.

  • PhD, University of Denver
  • MFA, Antioch University
  • BA, The Evergreen State College


Teresa Carmody


Teresa Carmody's writing includes fiction, creative nonfiction, inter-arts collaborations, and hybrid forms. She is the author of three books and four chapbooks, including Maison Femme: a fiction (2015) and The Reconception of Marie (2020), which was a Finalist for the Big Other Fiction award and the Readers' Choice award.

Carmody's work has appeared in The Collagist, LitHub, WHR, Two Serious Ladies, Diagram, St. Petersburg Review, Faultline, and was selected for the &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing and by Entropy for its Best Online Articles and Essays list of 2019. Carmody is co-founding editor of Les Figues Press, an imprint of LARB Books in Los Angeles, and director of Stetson University's MFA of the Americas, where she also holds the Nell Ray Carlton Endowed Chair of English.

More About Teresa Carmody

Course Sampling

  • Fiction Workshop: Experimental, Realism, Speculative
    Workshop in Prose

  • Fiction
  • Narrative theory and genre
  • Hybrid forms


  • The Reconception of Marie, 2020
  • Maison Femme, 2015


  • "On Autotheory and Autofiction: Staking Genre," Los Angeles Review of Books, 2021
  • "First Revelations: On Virginia Woolf and the Novel-Essay," Matters of Feminist Practice, Belladonna*, 2019
  • "Wellness Check," Fantastic Floridas, Burrow Press, 2020
  • "Trash Talk," WHR, 2019
  • "On Kathy Acker: A Desk, A Disease, An Accounting," LitHub, 2019
  • "A Healthy Interest in the Lives of Others," Big Fiction, 2019
  • "Carol Krusen Helps a Friend," The Collagist, 2018