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Research Interests for Christina Askounis

Research Interests: Creative Writing

Christina Askounis holds a B.A. from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and an M.A.from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.

Her writing experience encompasses newspaper journalism, television and film scriptwriting, poetry and fiction; her short stories have appeared in popular magazines and in Image: A Journal of the Arts and Religion. A novel, The Dream of the Stone, originally published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 1993, was reissued in simultaneous hardcover and trade paperback by Simon and Schuster in Spring 2007. A screenplay,"Enchantment," was a finalist in the 2000 Moondance International Film Festival.

Her current research interests include fiction and creative nonfiction, creative process, spiritual autobiography, humor, travel literature, literary criticism by creative writers and the essays of Michel de Montaigne.

Fiction , Creative Nonfiction, Spiritual Autobiography, Travel literature , Humor
Current projects:
Novel in progress, preparation for two new courses.
Areas of Interest:

Creative nonfiction
Creative Process (including neuroscience/cognitive psychology)
Spiritual Autobiography
Literary criticism by creative writers
Essays of Michel de Montaigne

Recent Publications
  1. Askounis, C, 'Exaggerated Self-Portrait', Unpleasant Event Schedule (Online Journal) (February, 2014) [htm]
  2. Askounis, C, Lies and Consequences, edited by Bliwise, R, Duke Magazine, vol. 94 no. 3 (2008), Duke University [html[author's comments]
  3. Askounis, C, The Dream of the Stone (Spring, 2007), Simon and Schuster (Reissue in simultaneous hardcover and trade paperback..)
  4. Askounis, C, The Novice, edited by Wolfe, G, Image: a Journal of the Arts and Religion (October, 2005), Geoffrey Wolfe [christina-askounis]
  5. "Exaggerated Self-Portrait", Unpleasant Event Schedule (online journal) (Fall, 2003) [htm[author's comments]

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