2010, MA English, DePaul University

2008, BA English, Birmingham-Southern College


Originally from LaGrange, GA, Paul is primarily interested in American literature from 1865 to the present and its intersection with trauma studies. In addition to his scholarly work, he also teaches sections of ENGL105, tutors for the athletic department, and currently serves as the Co-Editor for the Fiction section of The Carolina Quarterly. He also writes original pieces of fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and drama as well as scripts for promotional videos and short narrative or documentary films.


  • Blom, Paul. “‘A trap of our own making’: Mark Twain and the Mechanized Warfare of King Arthur’s Court.” War, Myths, and Fairy Tales, edited by Sara Buttsworth and Maartje Abbenhuis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, Jan. 2017.

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