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 poetry collection 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 editor of Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, an online journal ( and the faculty advisor to the student organization Subplots: Friends of Creative Writers. 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.