Mae Claxton

English Department
Associate Professor

Mae Claxton


Phone: 828-227-3920
Office Address: Coulter 407


  • Ph.D., University of Georgia, Appalachian and Southern Literature

Teaching and Research:

Mae Miller Claxton teaches classes in Southern, Appalachian, and Native American literature. In 2012, she published Conversations with Dorothy Allison, a collection of interviews along with an introduction (University Press of Mississippi). She was a contributing editor to the Heath Anthology of American Literature (6th edition) and co-editor of the McMichael Anthology of American Literature (8th edition). Her scholarship focuses primarily on Eudora Welty, but she has recently expanded her interests to Horace Kephart, an Appalachian writer, and the Native South. Articles have appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, South Atlantic Review, and Southern Quarterly, among others. She is the Hunter Scholar for 2012-2013, developing a number of projects from the Kephart collection in Hunter Library. She served as president of the Eudora Welty Society from 2010-2012.

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