Area of Study
Literature and Creative Writing
Email Address
List Hall 223B

Tina May Hall was named the 2010 winner of the prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Her book, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2010. Her novella, All the Day's Sad Stories, was published by Caketrain Press in 2009. Hall's fiction has appeared in many literary journals, and she has been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize.

Her teaching interests include monsters, the gothic, technology’s relationship with the body, contemporary fiction, and experimental women writers. She earned a master's of fine arts in fiction from Bowling Green State University and a doctorate from the University of Missouri.

Recent Courses Taught

Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Seminar: Creative Writing
Monsters (monsters and the monstrous in literature)
Contemporary American Fiction


  • National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, 2014
  • Residency at Vermont Studio Center, 2012
  • Wigleaf 2011 Top 50 Very Short Fictions
  • Winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, 2010
  • Winner of Caketrain Press’s Chapbook

Selected Publications

  • The Physics of Imaginary Objects. Winner of the 2010 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010.
  • All the Day’s Sad Stories: A Novella in Short Shorts.  Pittsburgh: Caketrain Press, 2009.
  • “Vampire” The Collagist. August 2013.
  • “42° 33’N  0° 33’W”  The Fourth River (Autumn 2011) 272-4.
  • “Visitations.” Reprinted in The Literarian  (publication of The Center for Fiction). Issue #3 Spring 2011.
  • “33° 25’ 55” N, 111° 52’ 34” W," Corium Magazine. March 2011.
  • “36° 42′ 0″ N, 67° 7′ 0″ E,” The Broken Plate. March 2011.
  • “F Is For.” The Broken Plate. March 2011.
  • “Visitations.” The Collagist. September 2010.
  • “Last Night of the County Fair.” Wigleaf. September 2010.
  • “This Is a Love Story, Too.” Fairy Tale Review. Fall 2010.
  • “By the Gleam of Her Teeth, She Will Light the Path Before Her.” The Collagist. January 2010.
  • “For Dear Pearl, Who Drowned.” Water-Stone Review. Fall 2009.
  • “In Your Endeavors, You May Feel My Ghostly Presence (Instructions for Contacting the Dead).”  Descant. Fall 2009.
  • “Chromosome 6.” With Trudy Lewis. Iris. Spring 2005.

College Service

  • Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Board 2013-present 
  • Committee on Academic Policy 2012-2013
  • Student Fellowships Committee 2006-2013
  • Dean of Faculty Search Committee, 2010-11
  • Judicial Board, spring 2010
  • Committee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2006-10 (chair 2008-09), spring 2011
  • Supervision of honors theses in fiction, poetry and literature, 2001-present
  • Phi Beta Kappa secretary, 2004-08
  • Faculty secretary, 2004-05
  • Coordinator of English Department prizes, 2003-05, 2009
  • Facilitator for weekly feminist coffee hour, 2003-05

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
M.F.A., Bowling Green University
B.A., University of Arizona

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