E. Hughes

Photograph by Marie Thomas

PhD Student

(First year) 

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Education

MFA., Creative Writing, Poetry, Northwestern University, 2021 

  • MFA Thesis: Black Women Standing Ankle-Deep in Pacific Water 

MA., English Literature, Northwestern University, 2021 

  • MA Thesis: “On Lyric (In)Capacity in Contemporary African American Poetry” 

Research Interests

  • Literary Theory
  • Aesthetics
  • Psychoanalysis
  • 19th & 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Black Ontology
  • Black Literature
  • Prosody, & Poetics
  • Philosophy of Race 

Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record

  • English 202 – Introduction to Creative Writing, Northwestern University, 2020 
  • English 41 – Introduction to Poetry, California State University, Fresno, 2017 
  • English 5A/5B – Composition, California State University, Fresno, 2016-2017 

Teaching Assistant 

  • English 206 – Introduction to Poetry, Northwestern University, 2019 (Assistant to Averill Curdy)

Book Manuscript

Black Women Standing Ankle-Deep in Pacific Water