Brian Leung

Associate Professor
Email: brian.leung @
Office Hours: Spring Term: W 2:15 - 4:00
F 10:00 - 10:45


Courses Taught

Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. The writing of poetry, fiction, and drama; analysis of professional writings. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 202. Note: Schedule of Courses indicates sections devoted to poetry, fiction, and drama respectively. Each section focuses on the writing of either fiction or poetry or drama; analysis of professional technique and of student writing. Class discussion and individual conferences.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105. An exploration of literatures from African, Hispanic, Aisan/Pacific Islander, or Native American populations within the United States.
Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or 105; junior standing. Study of the works of a selected writer or grouping of writers, in literary, biographical, and/or social context. Historical period: varies by semester-see schedule of courses.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor or enrollment in a degree program in English. Recommend prior coursework: ENGL 503, ENGL 504, or equivalent; and ENGL 606 or equivalent. A creative writing workshop similar to ENGL 606, but also allowing interested students to pursue bases for structuring larger and more ambitious works.

Educational Background

  • MFA from Indiana University
  • BA & MA California State University, Los Angeles

Teaching Areas:

  • Creative Writing
  • LGBT literature
  • Asian American Literature
  • Contemporary Literature

Research Interests

  • Creative Writing, Creative Writing Pedagogy, Minority Literatures including Gay and Asian American writing, and Contemporary Literature.

Professional Activities

  • Board Member, Louisville Literary Arts
  • Judge for the 2012 Asian American Literary Award in Fiction

Honors & Awards

  • 2013 University of Louisville Arts & Sciences Award for Outstanding Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity in the Humanities
  • 2013 University of Louisville President's Award for Outstanding Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity in the Humanities
  • 2012 Lambda Literary Award for Mid-Career Novelist
  • 2011 Willa Award for Historical Fiction
  • 2005 Asian American Literary Award
  • 2002 Mary McCarthy Award for Short Fiction

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Writers and Writing Programs
  • Modern Language Association
  • Asian American Writers' Workshop