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Lily Corwin

Lily Corwin, Instructor

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Lily Corwin, Instructor

Department of English
410 Shanks Hall 
180 Turner Street, NW 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Lily Corwin teaches writing and literature at Virginia Tech. She holds a Ph.D. in Language and Literature from the Catholic University of America and has presented and published on many subjects, including American folk music and Jewish American Literature. She has taught at multiple institutions, including Kutztown University Radford University, Purdue Global University, Quincy University, Virginia Western Community College, and Johns Hopkins.

  • Jewish American Literature
  • Holocaust Literature
  • American Folk Music
  • Ph.D. Catholic University of America
  • M.A. Catholic University of America
  • B.A. Virginia Tech
  • Ralph Donald Award, MAPACA conference 2021

Journal Articles

  • “They Shot a Western South of Here: Josh Ritter's Imaginary West,” PopMec Research Blog, May 2023.
  • “Womenfolk: Feminist Re-Imaginings of Traditional Folk Songs,” Response, Upcoming Fall 2022.
  • “Exit Shoah: Amy Bellette and Fading Cultural Memory in Exit Ghost,” Philip Roth Studies, Fall 2013 (9:2).
  • “Is That All There Is?: Martin Buber, Sufficiency, and Paul Auster’s ‘The Book of Memory,” Studies in American Jewish Literature, 2011 (30).
  • “Bloomsday 5664: Casing the Promised Land, the Torah, and Ulysses,” James Joyce Quarterly, Winter 2007 (44:2).

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