University Distinguished Professor / Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. 1989, M.F.A. 1986, Indiana University.
Office: English/Counseling Services Bldg. 113-A
Phone: (785) 532-0384
Fields of interest:
Creative Writing (Poetry and Nonfiction); Poetry; Twentieth Century American Literature; Literature and the Environment
Elizabeth Dodd teaches creative writing and literature. Her latest book is Horizon’s Lens (creative nonfiction from University of Nebraska Press, 2012). She's also the author of In the Mind’s Eye: Essays Across the Animate World, which won the Best Creative Book Award from the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment in 2009; Prospect: Journeys & Landscapes, was winner of the William Rockhill Nelson Best Nonfiction Book Award in 2003; two collections of poetry, Like Memory, Caverns, which won the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award in 1992, and Archetypal Light, (University of Nevada Press, 2001); and the critical book The Veiled Mirror and the Woman Poet: H.D., Louise Bogan, Elizabeth Bishop, and Louise Gluck (University of Missouri Press, 1992).
Dodd also publishes in the field of ecocriticism, with essays on Scott Russell Sanders, James Wright, Terry Tempest Williams, Michael S. Harper, as well as other topics. She is on the editorial board of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment and Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments, for which she is a regular columnist. Dodd is a University Distinguished Professor, has twice won the Stamey Award for outstanding teaching from KSU's College of Arts and Sciences, and has twice won the Kansas Arts Council's Fellowship in Poetry.