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Jim Gorman , Ph.D.

Department of

p/ 614.823.1133
e/ JGorman@otterbein.edu
Office: Towers Hall 225


  • B.A., John Carroll University, 1973
  • M.A., Ohio University, 1977
  • Ph.D., Ohio University, 1983

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Autobiographical fiction
  • Newspapers, magazines and histories from early 1900s
  • Stories that have been made into successful movies
"Sometimes you need to go a long way out of your way to get back a short distance correctly." ~ Edward Albee

Specializations: Fiction Writing, Short Stories, and Extreme Fiction; also sports and culture and journalism, especially sports journalism.

Recent or new topical courses: "Chekhov," "The History of the Short Story—Boccaccio to Barthelme," “How Sports Explains Us," and “Writing Sports Professionally.”

Senior project interests:
Fiction—novels, novellas, collections of stories; writing about sports, especially sports and running, endurance, physicality, sexuality and gender; gardening, plants, beauty


Creative work: Author of Will Work for Food: Stories (Illinois Writers Review, 1993). Other stories have appeared in MidAmerica, Writing on the Edge, Confluence, and Arts & Letters: Journal of Contemporary Culture.

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