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  • Ann Jurecic
  • Associate Professor of English
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  • ajurecic@rutgers.edu
  • Phone Number: (848) 932-7967
  • Office: Murray Hall, Room 203B, College Ave Campus
  • Primary Areas of Specialization: Literature and Medicine; Writing Studies; Contemporary Literature
  • Field of Interest: Creative Writing Studies
  • About:

    "Whether I’m teaching a literature or writing course, I structure it around problems and controversies that are rich with questions for which there are no easy answers. I want students to encounter uncertainty, to become curious, and then to let that curiosity drive their learning. Students also write a lot in my classes because writing is such a good tool for transforming curiosity and confusion into clear ideas, interpretations, and arguments. It’s tremendously gratifying to help students recognize that writing is not just for recording what they already know or reporting someone else’s ideas, but for exploring the boundaries of what they can think or say."

  • Book(s):
  • Books (additional): Habits of the Creative Mind 2015
  • Undergraduate Courses Taught:
    • College Writing and Research
    • Creative Nonfiction
    • Expository Writing
    • Literary Narratives of Illness
    • Literature and Medicine
    • Research in the Disciplines
    • Mind, Brain, and Narrative
  • Other Publications:
  • Other Information of Interest:
    • Awarded a Presidential Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2012
  • Education: PhD, Princeton UniversityMAT, Brown UniversityBA, Bryn Mawr College