Lynn Bloom

Professor Emerita



Lynn Bloom is a Professor of English, Emeritus at UConn. Bloom identifies as a passionate writer, teacher reader, world traveler, family member, friend, and cook – all of which appear in her creative nonfiction (The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays; Hot Genres, Alluring Nonfiction), research (“The Essay Canon,” “Bodies of Knowledge” and numerous composition studies), biography (Doctor Spock) and autobiography (Forbidden Diary; Forbidden Family).

Work-in-progress: Hot Genres, Alluring Nonfiction (forthcoming U of Iowa P) analyzing creative nonfiction: essays, memoirs, and writing on food, travel, medicine; personal essays.

Recent books:

  • The Seven Deadly Virtues and Other Lively Essays (2008)
  • Writers Without Borders: Teaching Writing in Troubled Times (2008)
  • The Essay Connection, 10th ed. (2013)
  • Essays on teaching disability studies (Pedagogy, 2014), academic life.


  • 20th-Century American literature (autobiography; women writers; disability studies)
  • rhetoric and composition (research; style; essays)
  • the novel (20th- and 21st-Century American)
  • creative writing (creative nonfiction; essays, travel writing, food writing)
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