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Writing Program
B.A., Barnard College; M.A., Columbia University; Ph.D., J.D., Boston College

Lynne Spigelmire Viti
Senior Lecturer in the Writing Program

Teaching interests: bioethics, legal studies, media and urban studies, journalism, and legal history. I integrate blogs, wikis, and other new media into my teaching.

I am deeply committed to teaching writing and bioethics, media and legal studies. My writing runs the gamut from creative (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) to critical studies of television and articles on rhetoric and composition.

I teach sections of Wellesley's required first-year writing course, as well as first year seminars in political science, and  advanced writing courses within the Writing Program, including a Calderwood Public Writing Seminar in bioethics and the law.

I am on leave for Fall Semester 2015. During Spring Semester 2016, I will be teaching a Calderwood Public Writing Seminars for seniors, in Bioethics.

My poetry and fiction have appeared in both online and print journals. I won an Honorable Mention in the Glimmer Train 2014 short fiction contest for my short story, “Tony Bennett, Aldous Huxley, and Eddie,” and an Honorable Mention in Spring 2015 in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards for my poem, “Pâtissière.”

You can find my blog at

Twitter: @LynneViti