Casey Clabough, PhD
- 2001-present, Lynchburg College
Dr. Clabough’s eight books to date are available internationally and have earned him numerous awards as well as a special featured career retrospective in the Oxford American. At LC he teaches courses in Creative Prose and American Literature, and also serves as editor of the college’s lone professional journal, the James Dickey Review, which author Pat Conroy proclaims “has become a unique southern literary institution under Clabough’s expert guidance.” An avid outdoorsman, Clabough lives on a farm in Appomattox County, Virginia.
- PhD and MA, English
University of South Carolina
- BA, English
The College of William and Mary
Information on Courses Taught
- American Literature (all periods)
- African-American Literature
- Appalachian Literature
- Creative Nonfiction (Intermediate & Advanced)
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- Literature and Culture
- Literary Theory
- English Senior Seminar/Capstone Course
- Southern Literature
- World Literature
- Creative Nonfiction
- Figures in Literature
- Literary Theory
- Narrative Prose
- Principles of Editing
- Principles of Literary Scholarship
- Seminar in Fiction
- Travel Writing
- Virginia Writers
- Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the 21st Century
- Elements: The Novels of James Dickey
- Experimentation and Versatility: The Early Novels and Short Fiction of Fred Chappell
- The Art of the Magic Striptease: The Literary Layers of George Garrett
- Gayl Jones: The Language of Voice and Freedom in Her Writings
Selected Essays in Periodicals and Books
- "A Father's Son: George Garrett and the Art of Dying"
(Sewanee Review 120.1 (Winter 2012): 124-128)
- "Willed into Being: The Fiction of Mark Powell"
(Appalachian Heritage 40.1 (Winter 2012): 38-47)
- "Writing One's Immortality: James Dickey's Reputation as a Southern Writer"
(Chapter in The Way We Read James Dickey (University of South Carolina Press, 2009): 25-34)
- "Toward Feminine Mythopoetic Visions: The Poetry of Gayl Jones"
(African American Review 41.1 (Spring 2007): 99-114); rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 270 (Thomson/Gale, 2009)
- "The Imagined South"
(Sewanee Review 115.2 (Spring 2007): 301-306)
- "The Truths of William Hoffman's Fiction, New and Old"
(Shenandoah 57.1 (Spring 2007): 92-100)
- "'Out of Space, Out of Time': The Virginia Novels of Julian Green"
(Hollins Critic 43.5 (December 2006): 1-16)
- "'Toward an All-Inclusive Structure': The Early Fiction of Gayl Jones"
(Callaloo 29.2 (Spring 2006): 634-657)
- "George Garrett's South: A Literary Image"
(Virginia Quarterly Review 82.2 (Spring 2006): 284-296)
- "Speaking the Grotesque: The Short Fiction of Gayl Jones"
(Southern Literary Journal 38.2 (Spring 2006): 74-96)
- "Afrocentric Recolonizations: Gayl Jones's 1990s Fiction"
(Contemporary Literature 46.2 (Summer 2005): 243-274)
- "Appropriations of History, Gothicism, and Cthulhu: Fred Chappell's Dagon"
(Mosaic: A Journal of the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 36.3 (September 2003): 37-54)
- "Cwmrhydyceirw and the Art of Resistant Otherness: The Everyday Spaces and Consumer Practices of Jim Dixon in Kinglsey Amis's Lucky Jim" (Partial Answers, Special Issue: "Literature and the Ideas of Space" 1.2 (June 2003): 111-123)
Selected Creative Nonfiction in Periodicals and Anthologies
- “The Witching Women at Road’s End”
(Fried Chicken and Coffee: Rural, Working Class, and Appalachian Concerns (Winter 2013); rpt. in Appalachian Story: An Anthology, edited by Ashley Parker Owens (KY Story Press, 2013): 67-75)
- "A Writer's Harvest" (Ray's Road Review (Winter 2013)
- “Willy Mann’s Uncle’s House” (South 85 (Fall 2012)
- "Coaches” (South Carolina Review 45.1 (Fall 2012): 155-165)
- "Satyr" *Winner of the Emma Bell Miles Prize in the Essay (Still 8 (February 2012)
- "The Skeleton Woman"
(Creative Nonfiction 42 (Summer 2011): 48-58)
- "Witches of Virginia"
(Dark Deeds in History, edited by Dorothy Davies (Pill Hill, 2011))
- "The Men Beyond the Fields"
(Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine (2011))
- "Home Court Advantage"
(Stymie: A Journal of Sport and Literature 3.1 (Spring/Summer 2010): 46-63)
(ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 15.2 (Summer 2008): 211-228)
- "How Many Leaves Has the River Borne Away?"
(Rhizomes, Special Issue: Drifts and Drifting 13 (Fall 2006)
Selected Fiction in Periodicals and Anthologies
- "The Shadow Over Lynchburg, or The Case of Dr. Harry Felwealth"
(After Dark: A Collection of Haunting Tales (Diversion, 2012): 63-85)
- "Reserved Parking"
(Weirdyear (November 2011))
- "Confederado at Sea”
(Red Ochre Lit: A Journal 1.1 (January 2011)
- "The Succubus and I: A True Romance of the Twenty-first Century"
(Blackbird 9.2 (Fall 2010))
- "Gold Thong"
(Danse Macabre 36 (2010))
- Literature Editor, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (2006-present)
- General Editor, James Dickey Review (2010-present)
- Interview with Alicia Petska on Winning the Bangladesh International Literary Award(15 March 2013)
- Interview on Confederado (Charlottesville Daily Progress (20 August 2012))
- Interview with Theresa Gillette (English Alumni Newsletter (Summer 2012))
- Interview with Mimi Ferebee (Red Ochre Lit News (February 2011))
- Interview with Duotrope's Digest (Duotrope's Digest (25 August 2010))
- Bangladesh International Literary Award
- Emma Bell Miles Award in the Essay
- International Artist's Fellow, Brazil
- Fellowship, Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina
- Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
- Fellowship, Harrison Institute, University of Virginia
- Fellowship, Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (Mednick)