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Ted Morrissey's Biography

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Sherman, Illinois
Apr 2010

I'm the author of the novel Men of Winter and the forthcoming novella and story collection Weeping with an Ancient God, both from Punkin House.  My short fiction has appeared in several journals, including Glimmer Train Stories, Paris Transcontinental, The Chariton Review, PANK, Eleven Eleven, and Pisgah Review.  I have a Ph.D. in English studies from Illinois State University; my rather unwieldy dissertation brought together research in English and U.S. history, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology, the fiction of American writer William H. Gass, and the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf.  I teach literature and writing courses in a variety of academic settings, including University of Illinois at Springfield and Benedictine University at Springfield.

Influences

Postmodern writers, especially William H. Gass

Upcoming Works

Weeping with an Ancient God (novella and story collection)

Publishers

Punkin House

Interests & Hobbies

In addition to creative and academic writing, I'm interested in literary postmodernism, foreign films, Shakespearean productions, and Siberian huskies.