Oregon State University

Elena Passarello

Assistant Professor of English


Oregon State University
Moreland 302
2550 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331 USA
Tel: 541-737-1673
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Credentials

  • MFA, University of Iowa, 2008
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh, 2000

Research

Elena Passarello’s essays on pop culture, music, the performing arts, and the natural world have appeared in Slate, Creative Nonfiction, Normal School, Ninth Letter, and the Iowa Review, among other publications. Her debut nonfiction collection, Let Me Clear My Throat (Sarabande 2012), explores the human voice in popular performance, and she co-wrote a series of devised nonfiction monologues for the 2012 music writing anthology Pop When the World Falls Apart (Duke University Press). A recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts, and the University of Iowa Museum of Art, she received an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Iowa and BAs in English and Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Her website is www.elenapassarello.com.

Course Information

Contact Info

Writing, Literature, & Film 238 Moreland Hall 541.737.3244
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