Mark Behr | Associate Professor
Office: 308B Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3979 | Email: behrm@rhodes.edu

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Mark Behr is the author of novels, short stories and essays. His novels are The Smell of Apples, Embrace and Kings of the Water. Translated to ten languages, he has received awards, amongst others, from The Los Angeles Times, the British Society of Authors and the South African Academy of Science and the Arts. His writing has often been concerned with questions of identity within authoritarian and highly militarized societies. He teaches courses in Fiction Writing, Post-Colonial Literature, Queer and Gender Theory, African Literature, Literature and War, and Contemporary World Literature.


Education

2000 – M.A., English Literature, University of Notre Dame
1998 – M.F.A., Creative Writing and Literature, University of Notre Dame
1993 – M.A., International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame
1989 – B.A., Honors, University of Stellenbosch
1987 – B.A., University of Stellenbosch


Courses

English 201 - INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING: FORM, THEORY, WORKSHOP 
English 301 - INTERMEDIATE FICTION WORKSHOP
English 375 - POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE
English 380 - TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDY - Queer Theory
English 380 - TOPICS IN LITERARY STUDY - Masculinities and Literature
English 401 - ADVANCED FICTION WORKSHOP


Selected Publications

Books

 Kings of the Water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Embrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Smell of Apples