Arkansas professors to discuss books, writing careers at UA Little Rock

Dr. Jennifer Case and Dr. George Jensen

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of Rhetoric and Writing will host two authors who will discuss their latest books and writing careers. 

Dr. Jennifer Case, assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will discuss her book, “Sawbill,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20. Dr. George Jensen, UA Little Rock professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing, will discuss his book, “Some of the World Are Theirs: A Memoir of an Alcoholic Family,” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Both events are free and open to the public and will be held in Dickinson Hall Room 100.

Case’s writing explores issues related to place, environment, home, family, and motherhood. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Bakeless Scholarship and Stone Canoe’s 2014 Allen and Nirelle Galson Prize in Fiction. Her first book, a memoir, was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2018.

She earned a master’s degree in poetry from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Binghamton University. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, serves as an assistant nonfiction editor at Terrain.org, and is the supervising editor of Arkana.

As a professor at UA Little Rock, Jensen teaches courses in composition, creative nonfiction, and rhetorical theory. His books include “Personality and the Teaching of Composition,” “Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Rhetorical Analysis,” and “Identities Across Texts.” He also publishes essays on his blog about American culture and politics and is currently publishing his newest work, an online serial novel entitled  “Homo Academicus.”

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