Highly Qualified Faculty & Staff

Amanda Marbais

Title/s: Senior Lecturer

Office #: Lewis Towers

Phone: 312.915.6501

E-mail: amarbais@luc.edu

About

Amanda Marbais has taught courses in higher education for over nine years. She received her BA from Mount Vernon Nazarene University and later completed an MFA in Writing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

She has spoken on panels regarding creative writing and publishing at both AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) and Winter Wheat at Bowling Green University. Marbais has been awarded fellowships for the development of coursework for online classes. She has published fiction in a number of prestigious literary journals including Apalachee Review, Portland Review, and The Collagist. Her first collection of short fiction was released by Bottlecap Press in September 2016.

Degrees

  • MFA in Writing, 2006 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.A., 1995 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Program Areas

  • ENGL 273 - Exploring Fiction
  • UCLR 100 - Interpreting Literature 
  • ENGL 318 - The Writing of Fiction

Professional & Community Affiliations

 

Amanda Marbais' fiction has appeared in Portland Review, Apalachee Review, Joyland, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Hobart, and many other journals. She's written reviews and cultural essays for Your Impossible Voice and Paste Magazine. Her collected stories, A Taxonomy of Lies, is available through Bottlecap Press. She's the managing editor for the literary journal, Requited

Courses Taught

"Amanda really cared whether or not the students were progressing in her class. I would definitely take another class from this teacher. Learning the different critical analysis theories really helped me to understand not only fiction in culture, but previous theological and sociological references/discussions. Her weekly video lectures kept everyone current and on point. She is witty and engaging which helped to clarify complicated topics."

Awards

  • 2016 LMS Fellowship, Center for Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago
  • 2015 LMS Fellowship, Center for Teaching Excellence, Columbia College Chicago
  • 2014, 2015 Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Continuing and
  • Professional Studies, Loyola University
  • 2015 Nominee, Center for Teaching Excellence Teaching
  • Award, Columbia
  • College Chicago
  • 2015, 2016 Finalist, “We Are Not Each Other”, Moon City Press Short Fiction Award
  • 2015 Finalist, “We Are Not Each Other”, Subito Press 2015 Fiction Award,
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • 2015 Finalist, “We Are Not Each Other”, 2015 Winged Chapbook Contest, Argus
  • House Press
  • 2015 Semifinalist,
  • “We Are Not Each Other”, Tarpaulin Sky 2015 Book Contest

Selected Publications

Amanda Marbais' fiction has appeared in Portland Review, Apalachee Review, Joyland, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Hobart, and many other journals. She's written reviews and cultural essays for Your Impossible Voice and Paste Magazine. Her collected stories, A Taxonomy of Lies, is available through Bottlecap Press. She's the managing editor for the literary journal, Requited