Mr. Robert Stutts

Robert Stutts , MFA

Associate Professor of English, Chair, Director of the Creative Writing Program

Department of English

Email Mr. Stutts

(864) 833-8366

Mr. Stutts – Curriculum Vitae »

Education Background

MFA, Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine
MA, English, Clemson University
BA, English, Francis Marion University

Research Fields/ Areas of Specialty/Teaching
  • Creative Writing
  • Fairy Tales, Folklore, and Mythology
  • Fantasy and Magic Realism
  • Film & Art
  • Gender Studies
  • Graphic Novels and Comic Books
  • Pop Culture
Professional Memberships/Organizations/Activities
  • The Academy of American Poets
  • The Association of Writers & Writing Programs
  • Creative Writing Studies Organization
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America
  • The Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association

About Mr. Stutts

My favorite part of teaching at PC is working individually with students. I feel that the one-on-one conference is where I can be most effective in talking about writing, whether critical or creative, and in those individual conferences I can give my full attention to each student. In his memoir, Stan Persky talks about the French literary theorist Maurice Blanchot’s concept of teaching as an “infinite attention to the other.” Persky’s response to Blanchot was to define learning as “the willingness to change your life,” which I think is not only true but necessary for both the student and the teacher. To give infinite attention to the other must also include a willingness to change–as a teacher I must be willing to not only change my students but be changed by them. And I am, every day.