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Edward Helfers Senior Professorial Lecturer Literature

M.F.A. Columbia University (Fiction)
B.A. Duke University (English, Philosophy)

Favorite Spot on Campus
The Bridge
Edward Helfers joined the Literature Department in 2015. His courses help students use the tools of rhetoric to engage in debates over ownership—of property, of culture, and of ideas. Research interests include accessibility in architecture, critical and creative writing form, and inclusion in higher education. A fiction writer and occasional essayist, his work has appeared in Puerto Del Sol, DIAGRAM, BOOTH, Web Conjunctions, The Nashville Review, The Rumpus, The Atlantic, and elsewhere.
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Spring 2024

  • LIT-302 Ethics of Writing Creatively

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

  • WRT-101 College Writing Seminar

Fall 2024

  • CORE-107 Complex Problems Seminar: The Art of Theft

  • LIT-107 Creative Writing Across Genres

  • WRT-100 College Writing