Gaynor Blandford

General Info


Liberal Arts

Gaynor Blandford joined the Conservatory in 2001. She primarily teaches first-year writing workshop courses, as well as a variety of upper-level electives, including The Harlem Renaissance, Modernism, Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Autobiography and Authorship, Art and War, Shadowlands: The Culture of Death, and Global Women's Visions.

Blandford has over 30 years of teaching experience in Greater Boston and beyond, with traditional and non-traditional students and with a variety of age groups. Her focus has been on American literature and American studies, often with an emphasis on the elasticity of boundaries and definitions.

Blandford earned a B.A. in English and related literatures from the University of York (England). She holds an M.A. in American studies from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in American literature from Tufts University.

Notable Recent Works

  • Aside From That (documentary, 2015)—Interviewee