Academics: Faculty

Opal Moore

Associate Professor, Literature and Creative Writing | Director, Honors Program

Department of English
The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center, Room 304
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta GA 30314

Honors Program Office
104 Giles
350 Spelman Lane
Atlanta GA 30314
Administrative Assistant, Cynthia Cooke

Phone: 404-270-6059
Fax: 404-270-5581


ENG 215 20th Century Black Women Writers
ENG 216 Images of Women in Non-Western Literature
ENG 396 Fiction Writing Workshop
ENG 344 Contemporary African American Writers
ENG 430 Audrey Lorde Seminar
ENG 446 Seminar: Folklore and African American Literature
ENG 441 Seminar: Alice Walker


M. F. A. Fiction Writing, University of Iowa Writing Workshop
M.A. Fine Art, University of Iowa, School of Art
B.F.A. Fine Art, Illinois Wesleyan University

Current Research:

A literary biography of Gwendolyn Brooks


  • The McEvers Chair in Writing, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2008
  • Tour of “Children of Middle Passage,” Readings and lectures for the American Consulate, Frankfurt. Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Kiel, Frankfurt. February 2007
  • Bellagio Fellowship, Bellagio Italy 2003
  • UNCF Mellon Faculty Seminar, Goree Island, Senegal 2002
  • NYU Faculty Resource Network Scholar in Residence, June 2002
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Universitaet Mainz/Germersheim 1993-4
  • Dupont Scholar, Hollins College 1995

Recent Publications:

"Possessing the Secret of Metaphor: Alice Walker's Poetics of Self-Recovery," Critical Insights, Alice Walker. Salem Press, 2013. ed. Nagueyalti Warren.
“Redefining the Art of Poetry,” The Cambridge History of African American Literature, (Cambridge UP) 2011. eds. Maryemma Graham & Jerry Ward Jr.
“The Mother’s Board,” Shaping Memories: Reflections of African-American Women Writers (University Press of Mississippi) 2009
“Caveat Emptor,” Mourning Katrina, U. of Va. Press, 2009
“Woman, Prophet,” Notre Dame Review: Pen and Links. No. 26 (2008) 127-131.
Lots Daughters, 2005