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College of Arts and Sciences

Emily Fridlund

Assistant Professor, English

 Emily Fridlund

Academic focus:

Creative Writing, fiction

Current research project: 

I’m working on my second novel, which is currently titled “In Glass.”

Previous positions:

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of English, Cornell University, 2018-2019
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Department of English, Cornell University, 2014-2017

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Literature and creative writing, University of Southern California, 2014 
  • M.F.A., Fiction, Washington University in St. Louis, 2004
  • B.A., English literature and world perspectives, Principia College, 2001

Last book read:

“Trust Exercise,” by Susan Choi

In your own time/when not working:

Reading in the backyard, parenting a small human, walking the paths at Six Mile Creek and Beebe Lake

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Fiction workshops at all levels

What most excites you about Cornell:

Working together with writers, both students and colleagues, who are also trying to use sentences to find their way

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