Christopher Tighman headshot
CT

Christopher Tilghman

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Creative Writing Program
Office location and address
409 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
B.A. Yale, 1968
ENCW 3610: Intermediate Fiction Writing
Credits: 3
For students advanced beyond the level of ENWR 2600. Involves workshop of student work, craft discussion, and relevant reading. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4550: Topics in Literary Prose
Credits: 3
One of two required readings courses for students admitted to the Area Program in Literary Prose, also open to other qualified students. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENLP 4720: Area Program in Literary Prose Thesis Course
Credits: 3
Directed writing project for students in the English Department's Undergraduate Area Program in Literary Prose, leading to completion of an extended piece of creative prose writing.
ENCW 4810: Advanced Fiction Writing I
Credits: 3
Devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For advanced students with prior experience in writing fiction. May be repeated with different instructor. For instructions on how to apply to this class, see www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENCW 4993: Independent Project in Creative Writing
Credits: 3
For the student who wants to work on a creative writing project under the direction of a faculty member. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ENGL 5559: New Course in English Literature
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject of English Literature. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGN 5559: New Course in Genre Studies
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new course in the subject of Genre Studies.
ENCW 7610: MFA Fiction Workshop
Credits: 3
A course devoted to the writing of prose fiction, especially the short story. Student work is discussed in class and in individual conferences. Parallel reading in the work of modern novelists and short story writers is required. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Limited enrollment.
ENCW 8999: MFA Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Non-topical research hours taken as part of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Certificate of Merit, 1996
  • The Ingram Merrill Foundation award in fiction, 1993
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1993-1994
  • Best American Short Stories, 1990, 1992, 1994
  • Whiting Writer's award, 1990
  • Virginia Quarterly Review, The Emily Clark Balch Award, 1989
  • Ploughshares, The Denise and Mel Cohen Award, 1989