Prof Kirsten Holt
"Kirsten Holt received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida in 2013. Her chapbook of poetry, Overwintered, is available from Yellowjacket Press. Recent work can be found in Orion, The Fairytale Review, The Louisville Review, Portland Review, Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine, and in the Anthology: Glass Bottom Sky. She has worked as the managing editor for The Florida Review and Sweet: A Literary Confection."
Though I received my primary degree in poetry (links to work found below) I have academic interests outside verse. I was initially a physics major with a specialization in astrophysics and astronomy. You'll see some of that interest present in both my writing, and how I help students make sense of their work. I have a vested interest in the study of video games as contemporary literature, and gave a presentation at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs national conference in Boston 2013, link below. I continue to be active in presenting pedagogical work to the national community.
Outside academia, I read and review contemporary and forthcoming novels in the horror genre. I'm interested in the intersectionality between horror and literature, so if you'd like to discuss how horror is used in movies and tv shows, let's do that in my summer ENC1102 course, where my students learn research and composition through a study of horror films. In addition to all of that, I rock climb, I have a weird cat, and I collect maps.
I look forward to seeing you in my classes and finding a way for you to own and love your education as much as I have.
Video Games as Literature Presentation:
Friday Virtual Hours (10am-2pm)