Katherine Sontag

Katherine Sontag

Visiting Professor of English

SontagK@ripon.edu
920-748-8723
Office: West 207

  • Basic Information
  • Awards & Honors
  • Publications
  • Areas of Interest

Basic Information

Education

  • M.F.A. in English, University of Iowa, The Writers’ Workshop
  • B.A., English, Boston University (with certification in secondary English)

Courses Taught

  • Eng 110: Literature & Composition
  • Eng 175: First-Year Studies (Examined Life; Prairie and Frontier)
  • Eng 200: Life Writing: The Craft of non-fiction Prose
  • Eng 200: Story Cycles
  • Eng 211: Creative Writing/Poetry
  • Eng 213: Creative Writing/Fiction
  • Eng 243: Women’s Literature
  • Eng 260: Topics in Cultural Identity (American Indian Literature & Film)
  • Eng 312: Creative Writing Workshop
  • Eng 340: Major Author (Louise Erdrich)
  • Eng 402: English Teaching Methods
  • Eng 500: Senior Portfolio
  • Eng 541: Independent Study (Grammar; American Indian Literature & Film)

Awards & Honors

  • May Bumby Severy Award for excellence in teaching, Ripon College, 2005
  • Second Prize winner, Literal Latte Food Verse Awards, 2002
  • First Prize winner, Ronald H. Bayes Poetry Prize, Sandhills Review, 1995

 

Publications

  • Book: “After Confession: Poetry as Autobiography,” co-edited with David Graham, Graywolf Press, 2001
  • Poems and essays:
  • “Mother May I: Writing With Love,” “After Confession” (essay), 2001; reprinted in “Valparaiso Poetry Review,” 2002
  • Numerous poems published in a wide variety of anthologies and literary journals, 1988-present, including two poems in Prairie Schooner, Fall 2009
  • Various “Pedagogy Papers” for Associated Writing Programs Conferences (AWP)

Areas of Interest

  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
  • Autobiography
  • American Indian literature and film
  • Story cycles