Stephen F. Austin State University

Christine McDermott


Christine McDermott, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 227


Ph.D. English, Purdue University, 2002

M.A. English (Creative Writing), Purdue University, 1994.

B.A. English, Western Illinois University, 1990

Research Interest:

Fairy Tales
British and American Literature in Transition (late 19th Century to early 20th Centry)
Creative Writing (poetry)
Contemporary American Literature


Dr. Butterworth-McDermott is a Professor whose new poetry collection, Evelyn As, is due from Fomite Press in 2019. Woods & Water, Wolves & Women includes poems nominated for a Rhysling Award and honorably mentioned in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (17th and 18th). She has also published a chapbook, Tales on Tales: Sestinas. Her poems, short stories, and creative nonfiction have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, The Normal School, RATTLE, River Styx, Southeast Review, and more. She is the founder and co-editor of Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, an online journal ( and has led summer poetry workshops for The Writers League of Texas. Her academic work centers on fairy-tales and transatlantic Modernism, and has been published in American Transcendental Quarterly, Katherine Mansfield Studies, The Henry James Review, and the book Twice-Told Children's Tales.