Dr. George Hovis



Office Hours (Spring 2018):
W 2-4:30pm
F 2-2:30pm

Courses (Spring 2018):
ALIT 201 - American Lit: 1865 to Present
ALIT 365 - Race and the American South
COMP 270 - Fiction Workshop

"Thomas Wolfe and the Lost Generation" lecture
at Boston Athenaeum

Fitzelle 362


In addition to teaching courses in creative writing and American literature, George Hovis chairs the Red Dragon Reading Series, which features writers of national and international acclaim. He earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has attended the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. His short fiction has been published in Carolina Quarterly, New Madrid, Limestone, The McNeese Review, Stone Canoe, and elsewhere. His interviews and essays on literature of the American South have appeared in such journals as Southern Cultures, Mississippi Quarterly, The Southern Literary Journal, Appalachian Heritage, The North Carolina Literary Review, and The Thomas Wolfe Review. His book Vale of Humility (University of South Carolina Press, 2007) explores “plain folk” black and white in contemporary North Carolina fiction. Currently, he is at work on a novel about a North Carolina mill town adjusting to desegregation in the mid-1970s. In 2017, George received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Curriculum Vitae