Faculty Profile

Susan Perabo

Professor of English, Writer-in-Residence (1996)

Contact Information


East College Room 307


She teaches beginning and advanced workshops in fiction, as well as modern and contemporary literature classes that focus heavily on form and technique. Her recent published work includes a collection of short stories, a novel, and non-fiction essays for magazines and anthologies.


  • B.A., Webster University, 1989
  • M.F.A., University of Arkansas, 1994.

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

CRWR 317 Adv Creative Writing: Fiction
Cross-listed with ENGL 317-01.

ENGL 317 Adv Creative Writing: Fiction
Cross-listed with CRWR 317-01.

ENGL 337 The Craft of Fiction
Cross-listed with CRWR 337-01.

CRWR 337 The Craft of Fiction
Cross-listed with ENGL 337-01.