Dr. Maura Grady

Dr. Maura Grady

Director of Composition and the University Writing Center
Center for the Humanities of Bixler Hall
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Dr. Grady’s scholarly work includes Composition and Pedagogy and Film and Television Studies.  She is the Director of the Composition Program and the University Writing Center.   She joined Ashland University in 2011.


Grady, Maura, Richard Roberson Jr., and Erika Gallion. “Fan Pilgrimage and Student Service Learning.” Fandom in the Classroom. Ed. Katherine Howell. University of Iowa Press, 2018 (forthcoming).

Grady, Maura and Tony Magistrale. Contributions by Richard Roberson, Jr. The Shawshank Experience: Tracking the History of the World’s Favorite Movie. Palgrave/Macmillan, 2016

Grady, Maura. “Story and Structure in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Operas.” Revisiting Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood: Essays on Lessons of Self and Community. Eds. Kathy Merlock Jackson and Stephen M. Emmanuel. McFarland Press, 2016. 130-145.

Roberson, Richard, Jr. and Maura Grady. “The Shawshank Trail: A Cross Disciplinary Study in Film Induced Tourism and Fan Culture.” Almatourism: Journal of Tourism, Culture and Territorial Development. Vol. 6, No. 4 (2015): Special issue on Film Induced Tourism. 47-66.

Grady, Maura. “From Work to Text: Reading The Raven Waits as Beowulf Fan Fiction.” Popular Culture Review Vol. 25, Issue 2, Summer 2014. 22-43.

Grady, Maura. “The Maternal Hero in Tarantino’s Kill Bill.” Heroines in Television and Film: Portrayals in Popular Culture. Eds. Norma Jones, Maja Bajac-Carter, and Bob Batchelor. Rowman and Littlefield, 2014. 65-75

Grady, Maura and Cassie Hemstrom. “Nostalgia for Empire 1963-1974.” Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963-2012. Ed. Gillian Leitch. Series Title: Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Series Editor: Donald E. Palumbo. McFarland Press, 2013. 125-141

Grady, Maura. “The Fall of the Organization Man: Loyalty and Conflict in the First Season.” Analyzing Mad Men: A Critical Anthology. Ed. Scott Stoddart. McFarland Press, 2011. 45-66


B.A., in English and German, University of Vermont
M.A., in English, University of California Davis
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Ashland University
Ph.D., in English, University of California Davis

Courses Taught

Composition I
Composition II
German Film for AU in Germany Study Abroad Program
German Literature in Translation
Global Film
Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar: Film Tourism
Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar: History and Film
interdisciplinary Honors: Irish Film
Literature and Film
Special Topics in Literature
Writers’ Workshop: Screenwriting
Writer’s Laboratory, Developmental

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