Theodore Pelton

Theodore Pelton


Theodore  Pelton





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Henderson Hall (HEND) 320


Dr. Ted Pelton is an author, scholar, and publisher, as well as Professor and Chair of English at Tennessee Tech. His areas of specialization include Creative Writing (fiction); American literature (19th century, and other various sub-areas); History and Form of the Novel; The Beat Generation; and Publishing. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship in Fiction and an Isherwood Fellowship, and twice a finalist for the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, he is the author of four and a half books - the novel, Malcolm & Jack (and Other Famous American Criminals); a short story collection, Endorsed by Jack Chapeau, later reissued, doubled in size, as Endorsed by Jack Chapeau 2 an even greater extent; and two novellas, Bartleby, the Sportscaster, and Bhang. He has also published numerous essays, articles, and reviews, with recent work appearing in American Book Review, BOMB, The &Now Awards 3, and Western Humanities Review. A long-time proponent and supporter of independent fiction, he founded and directed the small press Starcherone Books from 2000-2014. In Fall 2017 he taught an Honors Colloquium, The Literature of Black Lives Matter, and in 2018-19, he is proud to be a member of the Committee on the Status of Blacks.