Caitlin Stephens

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Colby College, Syracuse University, University Of Louisiana At Lafayette
Film, TV, Literature, Creative Writing
  • While earning an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in Literature & Creative Writing, Caitlin taught college courses about Creative Writing, Literature, and Film. She has also taught Academic Writing and English Language Arts.
  • Caitlin also writes fiction. She has published a book called The Paper Garden, as well as stories and poems in various literary magazines such as Tin House, The Southern Review, The Literary Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Washington Square Review, and ZYZZYVA.
  • Outside of academia, Caitlin has written articles about film, television, literature, and culture for websites like and


She came to truly love film and television through her experiences with academia and fiction writing. While writing her own stories, she became interested in how filmmakers craft their stories, which are told through so many other elements besides just writing. After taking courses in literature, film, and creative writing, she went on to teach her own classes, including Young Adult Literature & Film, Motherhood in Literature & Film, Gothic (Horror) Literature & Film, and Creative Writing. Her background in creative writing, literary analysis, history, and visual art gives her a multifaceted analytical perspective towards film and television.


Caitlin earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Colby College; an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Syracuse Univevrsity; and a Ph.D. in Creative Writing & Literature from the University of Louisiana at Lafeyette. Through these degrees, she developed a deep understanding of storytelling, visual culture, and history, all of which guide her writing about film and television.
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