Contact Information

Rabb 143
office hours: Tues 4-5 and by appt.

See Professor Skorczewski's Faculty Guide page for more information.


Dawn Skorczewski

An Accident of Hope (2012) Skorczewski


Director of University Writing
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Research Interests

Teaching of Writing, Holocaust Education, 20th-Century American, Psychoanalysis and Pedagogy, Psychoanalysis and Literature, Contemporary Poetry, Narrative Medicine

Selected Publications

An Accident of Hope: The Therapy Tapes of Anne Sexton
Routledge, 2012

Teaching One Moment at a Time: Disruption and Repair in the Classroom
Amherst: Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2005.

Conflicts and Crises in the Composition Classroom
co-edited with Matthew Parfitt
Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2003.

“Anne Sexton’s Therapy Tapes : November 1963. ” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association,  (2010) : 38

“From Confession to Testimony: Refiguring Trauma in the Classroom. ” Compelling Confessions: The Politics of Personal Disclosure, ed. Suzanne Diamond. Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2010

 “Analyst as Teacher/Teacher as Analyst: A Confusion of Tongues? ” Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (2008): 30.

"Psychoanalytic Education: An Educator's Perspective" The American Psychoanalyst, May 2007

"Getting Attica out of Her Mind: A Psychoanalytic Memoir." American Imago, Fall 2005 (with Anni Bergman).

"Questioning Authority in the Psychoanalytic Classroom. " Psychoanalytic Quarterly, April 2004


2013: Fulbright Scholar, Amsterdam (Professor of American Culture)

2010: CORST Prize for Interdisciplinary Essay on Psychoanalysis, American Psychoanalytic Association

2007: Gondor Award for Contributions to Psychoanalytic Education

Selected Courses Taught

Classroom Pedagogy and the Teaching of Writing (ENG 299b)
Trauma and Memory in the Literary Imagination (USEM 51a)
The Art of Flirtation: Reading Romance from Pride and Prejudice to Harry Potter (ENG 20b)
Writing the Holocaust (ENG 18b)
Women and Madness (ENG 58b)