Dr. Matthew Blasi

Assistant Professor of English

A two-time Pushcart nominee, Matthew publishes fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary criticism. His first novel, Sweet Muffin Ranch, was published in 2023 by Willow River Press. Matthew lives and teaches in Shreveport, Louisiana and is at work on a new novel and a critical book on contemporary Southern fiction.

Email: mblasi@centenary.edu
Office Location: Jackson Hall, 307B
Office Phone: 318.869.5255
Office Hours for Fall 2023: Tues/Thurs 2.30-4:00 pm and by appointment
Website: www.matthewbrandonblasi.com



  • Ph.D., English, 2022, Louisiana State University
  • M.F.A., Creative Writing, 2010, Rutgers University Camden Ph.D., English, 2022, Louisiana State University
  • B.A., English, 2008, University of Florida 


Teaching and Research Interests

  • Fiction 
  • Gender and Sexuality Studies 
  • Critical Theory 
  • Contemporary American Literature 
  • Southern Literature


Selected Publications


Selected Conference Presentations

  • “’And were they now all safe?’: Queer Community in Sheila Ortiz Taylor’s OutRageous,” SSSL, 2022 
  • “Grotesque Desire in Barry Hannah’s ‘Get Some Young,’” PAMLA 2021 
  • “Get Your Face Out of My Face: Sex, Love, and Comedy in Barry Hannah’s Ray,” SSSL 2018


Campus Involvement

Click the links below to learn more about activities Dr. Blasi is involved in on campus! 

Faculty Advisor for The Conglomerate

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Secretary for the Diversity Committee

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