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Alayne Peterson (Creative Writing: Poetry)

Associate Professor (M.F.A., School of Art Institute of Chicago, 1999)

UW-Fond du Lac



(920) 929-1196

Classes Taught 

English 101 College Writing and Critical Reading
English 102 Critical Writing, Reading, and Research
English 203/204 Creative Writing I and II
English 242 Native American in Literature and Film
English 262 American Literature Before 1865
English 266 Modern British and American Literature
English 270: Survey of British Literature
English 272: Survey of American Literature
English 284 Science Fiction/Fantasy
English 285: Literature of Nature


Alayne Peterson became a faculty member at UW-Fond du Lac in the fall of 2005. Prior to that time she taught for one year as an English lecturer at UW-Fond du Lac and has also taught at Marquette University, UW-Waukesha, UW-Washington County, Columbia College Chicago, Terra Community College in Ohio, and the University of Toledo.

Alayne  has been the Associate Campus Chair of the English department since 2005.

Alayne is interested in technology and its impact on our society--her English 102 class is called Considering the Future and is designed to encourage students to consider our technologically mediated lives.

Alayne has presented regularly at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and presented her paper "Post-Apunkalypse Fury Tales: George Miller, Mad Max, and the End of Childhood" at the 37th meeting in March 2016.

Alayne's poems have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Verse Wisconsin, the Front Range Review and others. She currently keeps a blog ( to keep track of the process of building a house on a 6-acre farmette in Sheboygan county.

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