RS Deeren is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages & Literature.
He writes about odd jobs that helped him, and others like him, pay the bills. Originally
from the rural working-class Thumb Region of Michigan, his fiction focuses on how
social class plays to and through aspects of American life such as race, gender, and
sexuality. Dr. Deeren is part of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts where
he is Fiction Editor for Zone 3 Press (APSU's internationally distributed literary
US Working-Class Studies
"Fiction Friction: Teaching Chronic and Acute Conflict in Bonnie Jo Campbell's Short
Fiction." MICHIGAN SALVAGE: APPROACHES TO THE FICTION OF BONNIE JO CAMPBELL (Forthcoming
from Michigan State University Press)
RS Deeren's fiction has been published in Joyland Magazine, The Great Lakes Review,
and anthologized in John Freeman's Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in
a Divided Nation.