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Maureen Stanton

Maureen Stanton
Maureen StantonAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 934-4000
  • EmailMaureen_Stanton@uml.edu

Research Interests

Creative Writing, Literary Journalism, memoir, essay

Education

  • MA: Creative Writing, (2000), Ohio State University - Columbus, OH
  • Other: Creative Writing, (2000), Ohio State University - Columbus OH
    Supporting Area: Creative Nonfiction
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Common Hours: Essays and Memoirs
  • BA: Communications, (1983), University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Amherst, MA

Awards and Honors

  • Haidee Forsyth Burkhart Award in Creative Nonfiction, Scholarship/Research - Ohio State University
  • Massachusetts Book Award (2012) - Massachusetts Center for the Book
  • Finalist, Maine Literary Awards, nonfiction (2012)
  • New England Book Festival Award (2012) - New England Book Festival
  • Summer Research Fellowship (2010) - University of Missouri Research Council
  • Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2009 (2009)
  • Colgate University Press Nonfiction Competition. Semi-finalist (one of three) (2009)
  • Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2008 (2008)
  • Arts and Letters Creative Nonfiction Prize, Finalist, Spring 2007 (Withdrew) (2007)
  • Pushcart Prize (2007) - Pushcart Press
  • American Literary Review Nonfiction Prize (2007) - American Literary Review
  • Thomas J. Hruska Memorial Nonfiction Prize (2007) - The Thomas J. Hruska Memorial
  • Literature Fellowship (2006) - National Endowment for the Arts
  • Pushcart Prize, 2007 Pushcart Prize XXXI (2006)
  • John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, Crab Orchard Review, Finalist (2006)
  • Women Writer's Conference Prize for Creative Nonfiction, Finalist (2006)
  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship (2006), Scholarship/Research - National Endowment for the Arts
  • Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2005 (2005)
  • Pushcart Prize Nominee (2005)
  • The Journal, Alumni Flash Prose Contest, Finalist (2005)
  • Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 2004 (2004)
  • Goldfarb Family Fellowship (2004) - VA Center for the Creative Arts
  • Goldfarb Family Fellowship (2004) - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Iowa Award in Literary Nonfiction (2004) - Iowa Review
  • Tiny Lights 10th Annual Essay Contest, 3rd Place ($150) (2004)
  • Salem College Center for Women Writers Penelope Niven Award (2003) - Salem College Center for Women Writers
  • Edelstein-Keller Fellowship in Creative Nonfiction (2003) - University of MN
  • Fugue Essay Contest, 3rd place winner (2003)
  • Associated Writing Programs 2002 Award Series, Finalist (2002)
  • Bakeless Literary Contest, Creative Nonfiction Finalist (2002)
  • Florida Review Essay Contest, Finalist (2002)
  • Mary Roberts Rinehart Fund Award for Creative Nonfiction (2002) - Mary Roberts Rinehart Fund
  • Individual Artist Fellowship (2001) - Maine Arts Commission
  • MacLean-Hunter Award, Literary Nonfiction, Prism, Runner-up (2000)
  • Graduate Thesis Award Spring, 2000 (2000), Scholarship/Research - Ohio State University
  • Santa Fe Writer's Project Literary Awards Program 2000, Second Place, memoir (2000)
  • Creative Nonfiction Millennium Awards, Finalists (2000)
  • River Teeth Narrative Reportage Contest, Honorable Mention (2000)
  • Heekin Group Foundation, Cuchulain Essay Fellowship, Finalist (1999)
  • Honorable Mention, Helen Earnhart Harley Writing Award (1998) - Ohio State University
  • Notable Essay, The Best American Essays 1998 (1998)
  • Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award Nominee (1997)
  • Ethel Harvey Competition in Nonfiction, Honorable Mention (1996)
  • Renwick-Sumerwell Short Fiction Award, Finalist (1996)
  • Writer's Digest Writing Competition, Honorable Mention (1996)
  • American Fiction, Fiction Contest, Semi-Finalist (1994)
  • Heekin Group Foundation, Short Fiction Fellowship, Semi-Finalist (1994)

Publications

  • Stanton, M. (2010) "The Hours: In Pursuit of Sleep," River Teeth 12:1 pp. 25
  • Stanton, M. (2008) "Good Guys," River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative 10:1-2 pp. 389
  • Stanton, M. (2008) "Let Us Eat Cake," American Literary Review 19:2 pp. 18
  • Stanton, M. (2008) "Miss Somebody," Passages North 29:1 pp. 11
  • Stanton, M. (2008) "Roadshow Rage: Behind the Scenes at PBS's Most Popular Show," Florida Review 33:2 pp. 113
  • Stanton, M. (2007) "The World Before Mirrors," Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 9:1 pp. 173-175
  • Stanton, M. (2005) "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City," Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction 7:2 pp. 105-108

Presentations

  • « M.F.A. Workshop in Literary Journalism « M.F.A. Workshop in Creative Nonfiction - Guest Lecture, - Washington, D.C.
  • - Reading, Tewksbury Library, May 2013 - Tewksbury, MA
  • - Langley-Adams Library, Reading, April 2013 - Groveland, MA
  • - Lecture on Memoir, Chelmsford Library, April 2013 - Chelmsford, MA
  • - Bailey Public Library, Reading, March 2013 - Winthrop, ME
  • - Dracut Public Library, Reading, March 2013 - Dracut, MA
  • - Rhode Island College, Reading and Guest Lecture, March 2013 - Providence, RI
  • - Voices Reading Series, Reading, January 2013 - St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • Undergraduate Creative Writing Class - Killer Stuff and Tons of Money; material culture and creative writing - Guest Lecture, October 2012 - Boston, MA
  • - Nashua Public Library, Reading, October 2012 - Nashua, NH
  • - Reading Public Library, Reading, October 2012 - Reading, MA
  • - Georgetown Historical Society, Reading, July 2012 - Georgetown, ME
  • - Main Street Books, Reading, May 2012 - St. Charles MO
  • - Panel discussion and reading. Tribute to "Fourth Genre", March 2012 - Chicago, IL
  • - St. Louis Musem of Art, Reading, February 2012 - St. Louis, MO
  • - Eastern Illinois University Lions in Winter Series, Reading, January 2012 - Charleston,IL
  • - Philbrook Museum of Art, Reading, January 2012 - Tulsa, OK
  • - Fortnightly Club, Reading, October 2011 - Columbia, MO
  • - Left Bank Books, Reading, September 2011 - St. Louis, MO
  • - Longfellow Books, Reading, June 2011 - Portland, ME
  • "River Teeth" Tenth Anniversary Reading - Nonfiction Now Conferenceing, November 2010 - Iowa City, IA
  • - Voices Reading Series, St. Mary's College, May 2009 - St. Mary's City, MD
  • , October 2004 - Bangor, ME
  • - Voices Reading Series, September 2004 - St. Mary's City, Maryland
  • - Guest Lecture, February 2004 - St. Mary's City, Maryland
  • - Voices Reading Series, February 2004 - St. Mary's City, Maryland
  • - Awards Ceremony, September 2003 - Winston-Salem, NC
  • - Epilog Reading Series, May 2000 - Columbus, OH
  • , April 2000 - Northville, MI
  • - Creative Reading Series, April 1999 - Colombus, OH
  • - Mother Tongue, 1998 - Columbus, OH
  • - Stonecoast Writerês Conference, July 1997 - Freeport, Maine

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Center for Arts and Humanities Grant (2009), Grant - University of Missouri
  • Dean's Assistant Professor Travel Fund (2009), Grant - University of Missouri
  • Individual Artist Fellowship (2004), Fellowship - Maine Arts Commission
  • Goldfarb Family Fellowship (2004), Fellowship - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
  • Vogelstein Foundation Grant (2002), Grant - Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation
  • Grant for Individual Artists (2002), Grant - Change, Inc.
  • Money for Women grant (2001), Grant - Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
  • Individual Artist Fellowship (2001), Fellowship - Maine Arts Commission
  • Grants for Writers in Residence (2001), Grant - MacDowell Colony
  • Summer Research Fellowship (2010), Fellowship - University of Missouri Research Council
  • Research Board Grant (2008), Grant - University of Missouri
  • Literature Fellowship (2006), Fellowship - National Endowment for the Arts
  • Summer Research Fellowship and Travel Fund (2006), Grant - University of Missouri Research Council