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Assistant Professor of English

Office: Knutti 216
Phone: 304-876-5206

Areas of Specialization
Creative Writing, Translation, Postcolonial Literature, Postmodern Literature, American Literature, Contemporary British Literature, Film Studies

Dr. Messenger's CV

Dr. Carrie Messenger joined the English Department in the fall of 2010. She earned her B.A. in English and history from Yale, her M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her Ph.D. in English with a creative writing dissertation from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Messenger has presented conference papers on teaching translation, translating contemporary Romanian writing, and Bollywood cinema. Dr. Messenger's fiction has appeared in literary magazines including Crab Orchard Review, Redivider, and Witness. Her translations from the Romanian of poetry and prose have appeared in literary magazines including Circumference, Salmagundi, and Words Without Borders.


Department of English and Modern Languages | P.O. Box 5000 | Shepherdstown, West Virginia | 25443-5000 | 304-876-5220 | 800-344-5231