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Christina AskounisChristina Askounis  
Lecturer Emerita

Office Location: Trent Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-3094
Email Address: askounis@duke.edu

Office Hours:

on leave Fall 2015


M.A., Johns Hopkins University

BA, University of Virginia

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.

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Askounis, C. "'Exaggerated Self-Portrait'." Unpleasant Event Schedule (Online Journal) (February, 2014). [htm]
  2. Askounis, C. "Lies and Consequences." Duke Magazine 94.3 Duke University. (2008). [html]  [author's comments]
  3. Askounis, C. The Dream of the Stone. Simon and Schuster, Spring, 2007. (Reissue in simultaneous hardcover and trade paperback.)
  4. Askounis, C. "The Novice." Image: a Journal of the Arts and Religion Geoffrey Wolfe. (October, 2005). [christina-askounis]
  5. ""Exaggerated Self-Portrait"." Unpleasant Event Schedule (online journal) (Fall, 2003). [htm]  [author's comments]

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