UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
member of graduate faculty
Start Year: 1995
B.A., Wake Forest University;
M.A., Kansas State University;
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Creative Writing, Women's Literature, 20th Century Literature, Introduction to Literature, Composition, Poetry, Humanities
Jenny Brantley, a native of North Carolina, is a professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she won The Distinguished Teacher Award in 2003. She teaches advanced writing workshops and seminars, as well as classes in women's literature. She was also the editor of Literary Magazine Review, a twenty-seven year old national magazine, and her poetry has been published in North American Review, 13th Moon, Hurricane Alice, Women and Language, Genre, Kaleidoscope, Living Forge, Ars Interpres, and other magazines. Her scholarly work includes an article on Gloria Naylor in Everything Got Four Sides: The Early Novels of Gloria Naylor (University Press of Florida) and "Clorox The Dishes: A Defense of Snow Falling on Cedars" in Censored Books: Critical Viewpoints, vol. 2, Scarecrow Press, 2002. For her poetry, she has won a Hart Crane award and an Academy of American Poets Award (University of Nebraska-Lincoln). She has also completed a mixed-genre manuscript centered on Lake Superior.