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Kylie Korsnack



M.A. in English, Vanderbilt University, 2015

M.A. in English, University of Alabama-Huntsville, 2013

B.S. in Adolescent and Young Adult Education, Bowling Green State University, 2009


Research Interests:

Kylie Korsnack studies contemporary literature and speculative fiction with a special interest in literary form and genre development. She is also actively engaged in scholarship related to teaching and learning, specifically in the area of critical digital pedagogy. She is currently a graduate teaching fellow at the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching and a writing consultant at the Vanderbilt Writing Studio.



  • "GTAs and the Writing Studio: An Experimental Space for Increased Learning and Pedagogical Growth," The Writing Studio Sampler. Eds Mark Sutton and Sally Chandler, Parlor Press (forthcoming)
  • "States of Nostalgia in the Genre of the Future: Panem, Globalization, and Utopia in The Hunger Games Trilogy," co-authored with Eric D. Smith. Popular Fiction and Spatiality: Reading Genre Settings, ed. Lisa Fletcher, Palgrave Macmilian, 2017.
  • University of Alabama-Huntsville, Guide to Freshman Composition, co-edited with Alanna Frost, Fountainhead Press, 2012 & 2013.


Online Writing:


Selected Presentations (literary-research):

  • "Breaking the Frame: Reimagining Genre Via Form in Nnedi Okorafor's Lagoon." 200 Years of the Fantastic, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Annual Conference, 17 March 2018, Paper Presentation.
  • "Towards an Aesthetics of Time-Travel: Writing-between-worlds in Butler, Okorafor, and Baldeosingh." Unknown Pasts/Unseen Futures, Science Fiction Research Association Conference, 1 July 2017, Paper Presentation.
  • "Remaking the world: World Literature, Science Fiction, and Nalo Hopkinson's Midnight Robber." Genre and the Crisis of Narrative, Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group, 23 March 2017, Paper Presentation.


Selected Presentations (pedagogical-research):

  • "Phronetic G-TAHs in a Frenetic World: A Cross-Institutional Discussion on Preparing Graduate Students for Future Teaching Responsibilities." Digital Phronesis: Code/Culture/Play, Computers and Writing Conference, 24-27 May 2018, Roundtable Discussion.
  • "From Global Contexts to Local Stories: Dismantling Ethnocentric Monoculturalism through the Digital Lens." The Possible Worlds of Digital Humanities, HASTAC Conference, 3 November 2017, Roundtable Discussion.
  • "Adventures in Blogging: Some wonderful experiments in student blogging." Techné: Creating Spaces of Wonder, Computers and Writing Conference, 3 June 2017, Poster Presentation.


Courses Designed & Taught at Vanderbilt:

  • REL 8004: Practicum in the Online Teaching of Religion
  • ENGL 1230W: Serialization and the Short Story
  • ENGL 1230W: Planetary Fiction Across Time and Space
  • ENGL 1230W: Reading and Writing the Hypertext