- Professor of English
- Affiliate of American Studies and Women’s Studies
- Ph.D., American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1984.
- M.A., American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 1979.
- B.A., Sociology, The University of California at Santa Cruz, 1974.
- Creative writing
- Contemporary American fiction
- Southern literature and culture
- Women and film
- Fiction writing
- Women and the cinema
- European dissident writers
- The Patron Saint of Red Chevys, The Permanent Press, 2004. Barnes and Noble Selection, Discover Great New Writers. Nominated, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for Best Fiction.
- Elvis Rising (edited with Constance Pierce), Avon Books, 1993.
- Worry Beads, LSU Press, 1988. Ohioana Award for Best Fiction.
- Not Without Honor: The Nazi POW Journal of Steve Carano. University of Arkansas Press, 2008.
- The Loud Silents: Origins of the Social Problem Film. University of Illinois Press, 1988.
- Looking Far North: The Harriman Expedition to Alaska, 1899 (co-authored with William H. Goetzmann), Viking Press and Princeton University Press, 1982 and 1983.
- The Birds are on Fire, Finishing Line Press, 2006. Winner, New Women’s Voices Prize.
- Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema, 2003.
Kay Sloan’s short stories, poetry and criticism have appeared in Fiction, Paris Review, Nimrod, Southern Review, Threepenny Review, Paris Review, American Quarterly, Southwest Review, Michigan Quarterly, Literal Latte and others. Her documentary has been shown throughout Europe and the United States at film festivals, universities and conferences.
Grants and Awards
- Writer in Residence, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, 2011
- College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Scholar, 2010
- Two Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Award for fiction, 2003 and 2009
- Barnes and Noble Selection, Discover Great New Writers, 2004
- Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters, Nomination, Fiction Award for The Patron Saint of Red Chevys, 2005
- New Women’s Voices Poetry Prize, 2006
- Ohio Humanities Council Grant for Filmmaking, 2003
- Ohioana Book Award for Fiction, 1992
- Fulbright-Hayes Grant for study of dissident writers in Prague, 1991
- ACLS Grant for Film Scholarship, 1985
Work in Progress
Professor Sloan is currently at work on short stories and a new novel.