Email Department Chair
Courses Taught in Recent Years:
Pastoral, Ecological Philosophy, and Environmental History
My background is in comparative literature, and my primary fields of interest are modern poetry from the romantic period through the present, twentieth-century and contemporary literature, and literature and philosophy. Usually I teach courses in modernist or contemporary literature. In my first book, The Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy, I trace a history of attempts in modern poetry and philosophy to re-articulate, in secular terms, experiences of awakened life and widened vision once articulated in religious languages. The book includes detailed discussions of Kant, Wordsworth, Lyotard, Rimbaud, Nietzsche, Bataille, Kierkegaard, Dickinson, Mallarmé, and Derrida. My second book, In Dark Again in Wonder: The Poetry of René Char and George Oppen, is a study of two late modernist poets, one French and the other American, both of whom were fully engaged in the political upheavals of the 1930s and 1940s, both of whom turned time and again to older metaphysical questions that are still with us. I have also published a translation of a volume of Char's poetry, The Word as Archipelago. In the book I'm currently working on, The Broken and the Mended, I try to illuminate the relation between older metaphysical horizons of concern and issues in contemporary culture, in particular issues in contemporary ecological theory.
Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1997
M.A., Comparative Literature, 1993
University of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., English, 1988
Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (Fall 1986)
Field of Study
Poetry and poetics
Modern poetry of Europe and the Americas
Twentieth-century and contemporary literature
Theories of modernity
Literature and philosophy
The Word as Archipelago, a translation of René Char's La Parole en archipel (Omnidawn, 2012)
In Dark Again in Wonder: The Poetry of René Char and George Oppen (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)
The Extravagant: Crossings of Modern Poetry and Modern Philosophy (University of Notre Dame Press, 2005)
"Is There a Place for Spirit in Jane Bennett's Vital Materialism?," Cultural Critique (forthcoming)
"Forrest Gander's Phenomenology of Encounter," Paideuma (forthcoming)
"What Do the Inconsolable See? From Virgil's Orpheus to Marilynne Robinson's Ruth," Religion and the Arts 24.1-2 (April 2020)
"What Do We Mean When We Talk about Transcendence? Plato and Virginia Woolf," Philosophy and Literature 43.2 (October 2019)
"'A Kinship between Air and Awareness': Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Hello, the Roses," ISLE 26.1 (Winter 2019)
"The Art of Masks in Anne Carson and Samuel Beckett," Chicago Review, website (October 2018)
"Versions of Ascesis in Louise Glück's Poetry," The Cambridge Quarterly 47.2 (June 2018)
"'All voices should be read as the river's mutterings': The Poetry of Alice Oswald," The Cambridge Quarterly 46.2 (June 2017)
"The Poetics of Encounter: Paul Celan's 'Psalm' and George Oppen's 'Psalm,'" Religion and Literature 48.1 (Spring 2016)
"The Sprawling Genius of Thylias Moss," Religion and Literature 47.3 (Autumn 2015)
"C. D. Wright's Deepstep Come Shining: A Wheeling Collage," Genre 45:1 (Spring 2012)
Affiliate of Global Humanities and Religion
Student WorkerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 101
Monday 9:00-11:00; 12:00-1:00
Wednesday 9:00-11:00; 12:00-1:00
Friday 9:00-11:00; 12:00-1:00; 2:00-4:00
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Judy Blunt spent more than 30 years on wheat and cattle ranches in northeastern Montana, before leaving that life to attend the University of Montana. Her book of poems, Not Quite Stone won the Merriam-Frontier Award, and was published in 1991. Her best-selling memoir, Breaking Clean, was published by A.A. Knopf in 2002 and met with wide critical acclaim.
Her essays explore the complexity of growing up a girl in cowboy country. She challenges the Hollywood mythology but honors the ranching community, paying tribute to a West few people know from the inside out. In her current research, she documents turn-of-the-century homesteaders’ narratives. These are the stories that showed generations how to live where the land doesn’t want you, the rules of behavior and expectation and hope handed down from mother to daughter like recipes, like old love letters.
Recognition of Blunt’s work includes a PEN/Jerard Fund Award for nonfiction, the 2001 Whiting Writers’ Award, 2003 Mountains and Plains Bookseller’s Award, Willa Award for Nonfiction Book of the Year, and a 2004 National Endowment for the Arts writer’s fellowship. Blunt received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2005. She teaches creative nonfiction courses.
M.F.A., University of Montana (1994)
Persian Love Cake--English Department Awards Reception, Spring 2009.
MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 229
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00-1:30pm
Milton (LIT 353), Shakespeare (LIT 323), Introduction to Literary Studies (LIT 201), British Literature: Enlightenment to Romantics (LIT 221), Milton and the Romantics (LIT 520), Science Fiction (LIT 370), History of Literary Criticism and Theory (LIT 421), Science Fiction: Other Worlds (522)
Rob Browning teaches courses on Milton, Shakespeare, early modern British literature, and science fiction. His research focuses on Milton and the history of literary engagements with astronomy.
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
M.A., University of British Columbia
B.A., Kenyon College (3rd year at the University of St. Andrews, SCOTLAND)
"Anna Letitia Barbauld's 'A Summer Evening's Meditation' and the Cosmic Voyage Since Paradise Lost," Journal For Eighteenth-Century Studies 39.3 (September 2016): 395-412.
"'Immota Triumphans': Paradise Lost and Caroline Corruptions of the Roman Triumph," Milton Studies (51), 2011.
“‘To serve my purpose’: Interpretive Agency in George Wither’s A Collection of Emblemes,” in Images of Matter: Essays on British Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance,University of Delaware Press, 2005.
“‘My God, what has sound got to do with music?!’: Interdisciplinarity in Works by T. S. Eliot and Charles Ives," in T. S. Eliot’s Orchestra: Essays,Garland Press, 2000.
Lecturer, University of Montana. May 2008 – Present.
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Montana. May 2005 – May 2008.
Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. August 2004 – May 2005.
Visiting Lecturer, Indiana University. Fall 2002 – Spring 2003.
Associate Instructor, Indiana University. Fall 1997 – Spring 2002.
Groups Program Instructor and Tutor, Indiana University. Summers 2001 and 2003.
Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia, CANADA. Fall 1992 – Spring 1994
Foreign Expert, Sichuan Union University, Chengdu, P. R. CHINA. Fall 1995 – Summer 1996.
Foreign Expert, Guangdong Foreign Studies University, Guangzhou, P. R. CHINA. Fall 1994 – Summer 1995.
Hiking and astronomy
Office: LA 124
Meetings with students required, but by appointment only.
B.S. Miami University, 1991; M.F.A. University of Alabama, 2002
Various; excerpt here
Kevin Canty's eighth book, a novel called The Underworld, was published by W. W. Norton in early 2017. He is also the author of three previous collections of short stories (Where the Money Went, Honeymoon, and A Stranger In This World) and four novels (Nine Below Zero, Into the Great Wide Open, Winslow in Love and Everything). His short stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Granta, Tin House, GQ, Glimmer Train, Story, the New England Review, Best American Short Stories 2015 and elsewhere; essays and articles in Vogue, Details, Playboy, the New York Times and the Oxford American, among many others. His work has been translated into French, Dutch, Spanish, Catalan, German, Polish, Italian and Japanese.
B.A., English, University of Montana, 1972-1988
M.A., English / Creative Writing, University of Florida, 1988-90
M.F.A., Fiction, University of Arizona, 1990-93
A Stranger In This World (stories), Doubleday, August 1994. Vintage Contemporaries, August 1995; De Harmonie (the Netherlands) 1996; Viking Penguin (Great Britain) 1996,
Into the Great Wide Open (novel), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, August 1996; Vintage Contemporaries, October 1997; De Harmonie 1997; Rowohlt 1999; Editions de l’Olivier 1999; .
Rounders (novel), based on a screenplay by David Levien and BrianKoppelman, Miramax Books, 1998; Faber and Faber (Great Britain)1998.
Nine Below Zero (novel), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday January 1999; Vintage Contemporaries September 2000; Viking Penguin 1999; DeHarmonie 1999; Editions de l’Olivier 2001;
Honeymoon (stories), Nan A. Talese / Doubleday April 2001; Vintage Contemporaries December 2002; de Harmonie 2002; minimum fax (Italy) 2007.
Winslow In Love (novel) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday February 2005; De Harmonie 2005; Vintage Contemporaries 2006.
Where the Money Went (stories) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday, July 2009; De Harmonie 2009; Albin Michel (France) 2010; minimum fax 2010.
Everything (novel) Nan A. Talese / Doubleday July 2010; de Harmonie 2010; Empuries (Catalonia) 2012; Libros del Asteroide (Spain); Albin Michel 2013.
The Underworld (novel) W.W. Norton, March 2017; Albin Michel 2018; de Harmonie 2018.
1994-96: Assistant Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
1996-99: Assistant Professor of English, University of Montana.
1999-2005: Associate Professor of English, University of Montana.
2005-present: Professor of English, University of Montana.
MA Candidate English Teaching
TA for WRIT 101; MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 230
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
Professor of EnglishEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Liberal Arts 109
Spring 2020 Mondays and Tuesdays , 3 pm to 5 pm and by appointment.
Because I have numerous meetings, I encourage people to make an appointment (for any day of the week) by phone or email.Personal Website
Director, English Teaching Program & Montana Writing Project
Spring 2020 ENT 595 Advanced Strategies for Teaching Reading and Holocaust/Mullticultural Literature (Mondays, 5 pm to 7:50 pm in LA 235) and ENT 441 Teaching Reading and Literature (Tuesdays, 5 pm to 7:50 pm in LA 235).
Spring 2020 Professional papers, independent studies, cooperative internships
Ph. D. in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR--emphasis in Reading & Language Arts and Secondary Education
Graduate courses in Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA--emphasis in Alternative Teacher Education
M. A. in English Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL--emphasis in English Education and Higher Education
B. A. in English Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL--emphasis in Education and Humanities
Richard W. Halle Award for an Outstanding Middle Level Educator--National Council of Teachers of English (2015)
Distinguished Service Award of National Council of Teachers of English; a lifetime achievement award for outstanding contributions of professional service (within the Councl and outside), including scholarly or academic distinction at any level; distinguished use of language; and excellence in teaching (2012)
Rewey Belle Inglis Award for an Outstanding Woman in English Education--National Council of Teachers of English; a lifetime achievement award (2005)
Who's Who in American Education (2004)
Distinguished Educator Award--Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts (2001)
Distinguished Alumni Award--Florida State University-College of Education (1995)
Phi Kappa Phi (1994)
Distinguished Teacher Award--University of Montana (1987)
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award--University of Montan (1985)
Outstanding Young Women in America (1980)
Phi Delta Kappa (1974)
Kappa Delta Pi (1971)
Phi Beta Kappa (1970)
Lambda Iota Tau (1970)
Mortar Board National Honor Society (1970)
Previous teaching experience:
Asst. Prof. of Education, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Visiting Asst. Prof. of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Asst. Prof. of English, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Adjunct Asst. Prof. of English, Pinal Community College, Mesa, AZ
Asst. Prof. of Elementary and Secondary Education, University of New Orleans, LA
English & Reading Teacher, Melbourne High School, Melbourne, FL
Adult Education Instructor, Brevard County Public Schools, Melbourne, FL
President, National Council of Teachers of English (1996)
Board Member, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (1995-2003)
Senior Project Consultant, National Assessment of Educational Progress--2011 Writing Framework (2009-2011)
President, Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts (1985); NCTE Liaison and UM Representative (2000 to present)
Executive Board, NCTE Middle Level Section Steering Committee (2010-2014)
Executive Committee, Conference on English Leadership (2003-2006)
Executive Committee, Conference on English Education (1982-85)
Member, Adolescent Literature Assemby of NCTE (2000-2015)
Member, Children's Literature Assembly of NCTE (2000-2015)
MA Candidate English TeachingEmail: email@example.com
Past President, Western Literature Association
Treasurer, Western Literature Association
At the University of Montana:
Spring 2019: Lit 391: The Gilded Ages
Lit 524: Changes in the Land
Spring 2018: Lit 391: American Women Writers: Women and Place
Fall 2017: Lit 502: Water in the West
Spring 2016: Film 484: Directors: Wes Anderson
Fall 2015: Lit 521: The Elemental West
At the University of Toulouse:
Spring 2014: AN 0013: Film Analysis
D 242: The Elemental West (Masters class)
Fall 2014: Lit 500: Introduction to Graduate Studies
Fall 2013: Lit 521: Rethinking the West as Region
Spring 2013: Lit 494: Capstone Seminar: Theories and Literatures of Place
Fall 2012 Lit 373: Literature and the Environment
Fall 2011: Lit 521: The Elemental West
Spring 2011: Lit 494: Capstone: Imagining Sustainability in American Culture
Lit 342: Montana Writers
Fall 2010: ENLT 521: The Literary West and Historical Consciousness
A.B. Occidental College
Ph.D. SUNY Buffalo
Field of Study
Western American Studies, Literature of Place, Literature and the Environment, 19th, 20th, and 21st century American Literature and Culture
Lightning Strikes, Burned Bread, & Chipmunks: Women Lookouts in the American West,” forthcoming in Representing Rural Women, eds. Margaret Thomas Smith and Whitney Womack Smith, Lexington Books. (Refereed).
“Long Shadows Across the Valley: Regarding Difference, Work, and Community in Frank Bergon’s California,” forthcoming in Visions of a Basque American Westerner: The Writings of Frank Bergon, eds. Xabier Irujo and Iñaki Arrieta Baro, The Center for Basque Studies, forthcoming, University of Nevada Press, 2019.
“Writer as Labor Historian: The Changing World of Work in Ivan Doig’s Montana Books,” in Montana: The Magazine of Western History 68.3 (Autumn 2018) 32-47, 93-94. (Referred).
“Montana Writers and Montana Writing,” and interview with Isabelle Falconnier, in Falconnier, Montana: La Reconquête de lOuest, Bruxelles: Nevicata Publishers, 2018.
“The Lariat and the GPS: Cowboys, Cattle Ranching and Global Agricultural Practices” in Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time, eds. Tom Lynch et al., University of Nebraska Press, 2017, 257-273. (Refereed).
"Imagining the Rocky Mountain Region," in The Cambridge History of Western American Literature, ed. Susan Kollin, Cambridge University Press, 2015.
“Place as History: Narrating the Social and Environmental Legacies of the King Ranch,” Miranda [Online], 11 | 2015. URL : http://miranda.revues.org/6936.
“Making California's Towns and Small Cities Visible in the 21st Century,” in The Cambridge Companion to California Literature, ed. by Blake Allmendinger, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 358-370.
“Doomed Developments in the Desert: Re-reading the American Family in a Time of ‘Cruel Optimism,’” in Affective Landscapes in Literature, Art, and Everyday Life, ed. Christine Berberich, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2015, 85-97.
"The In-betweenness of Home: The Advocacy of Judy Blunt and Paul Zarzkyski," in These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry, eds. Lisa Simon and Brady Harrison, Missoula: University of Montana Press, 2014, 253-267.
“Small Towns in the American West as Affective Landscapes: The Example of Wickenburg, Arizona,” in A Contested West: New Readings of Place in Western American Literature, eds. Martin Simonson and David Rio, London: Portal Editions, 2013, 23-41.
"Framing Class in the Rural West: Cowboys, Double-Wides, and McMansions," in A Companion to the Literature and Culture of the American West, Ed. Nicolas Witschi, Oxford: Blackwell, 2011.
"Home on the Range: Montana Romance Novels and Geographies of Hope," in All Our Stories are Here, Ed. Brady Harrison, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
"Writing Water in the West: Reclaiming the Language of Reclamation," in The Bureau of Reclamation: History Essays from the Centennial Symposium, Ed. Brit Stroey, Denver: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, 2008.
"The Romance of Ranching, or Selling Place-Based Fantasies in/of the West," in Postwestern Cultures: Literature, Theory, Space, Ed. Susan Kollin, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2007.
Visiting Professor, University of Toulouse
Associate Professor, Univeristy of Montana
Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island
Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island
Assistant Professor, University of Montana
Lecturer, Clark University
Visiting Lecturer, WPI
Teaching Fellow, SUNY-Buffalo
In 2014 I taught on exchange at the University of Toulouse.
In 2010 I presented lectures in the Basque country of Spain as the guest of the U.S. Embassy.
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE), American Studies Association, Center for Great Plains Studies, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publication (SHARP), Western Literature Association
MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: COR 349
Fulbright ScholarEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 117
Associate Professor, Director of Composition, Affiliated Faculty Irish Studies
WRIT 201: Rhetorics of Compassion
WRIT 391: Fashion Forward? : Rhetorics of Misogyny in Fashion and Beauty
WRIT 540: Teaching College Composition
IRSH 380/381: Contemporary Irish Women's Writing
IRSH 382/391: Rockin' Rebels: Popular Irish Music from Traditional to Punk
C & I 194: First-Year Seminar
UNC 101: First-Year Seminar
Ph.D., Composition and Rhetoric, University of New Hampshire
M.A., Irish Studies, Boston College
B.A., English, Native American Studies minor, Montana State University, Bozeman
Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy (RCL), Irish Studies, Feminist Rhetorics and Pedagogies, Studies of Gender and Sexuality in Rhetoric and Composition, Indigenous and Survivance Rhetorics, Basic Writing Pedagogy, and Bridge and Transitional Programs.
Grants and Awards
CCCC Emergent Researcher Award, "Considering the Context: A Study of Early College and College in the High School Programs." $10,000 grant, January 2017-March 2019. (with Patricia Wilde)
Remote Reviewer, COALESCE Research Fund, Irish Research Council / An Chomhairle um Thaighde in Éirinn, 3 Shelbourne Buildings, Crampton Avenue, Ballsbridge, Dublin, D04 C2Y6. 2019
Co-Chair, "Building Coalition across Commonplaces." Feminist Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee, WI. March 25, 2020.
Co-Chair, "Living Feminist Lives: Materialities, Methodologies, and Practices." Feminist Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13, 2019.
"The Trouble with Invisible Labor: Irish Women’s Work beyond the Emotional, Communal, and Spiritual." Plenary Speaker, American Conference for Irish Studies/An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann, Spokane, WA. October 21, 2017.
"Interdisciplinary Keywords Roundtable." with Matthew Spangler, Donna Potts, Sarah Townsend, and Andrew Sanders, American Conference for Irish Studies-West. Portland, OR. October 12, 2019.
Selected Conference Presentations
"(Mis)Remembering Women: Inhospitable Rhetorical Mechanisms of Public Memory." with Patricia Wilde, Nancy Ruth Small, and Holland Prior. Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. Portland, OR. May 22-24, 2020.
"One Bourbon, One Scotch, but No Beer: Civil Disobedience and Rhetorics of Erasure in Pub Culture." American Conference for Irish Studies/An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann. Houston, TX. April 1-4, 2020.
"Making Room at the Dual Enrollment Table: Coalition Building as a Democratizing Practice." with Patricia Wilde, Ashley Benson, and Mandi Klimpel. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Milwaukee, WI. March 25-28, 2020.
“Persistence of Memory: Remembering as Feminist Activism.” with Patricia Wilde, Cristy Beemer, and Molly Campbell. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Harrisonburg, VA. November 13-16, 2019.
"From the Snug to the Pub: Rhetorical Agency and the Disruption of Women’s Erasure from Public Spaces." American Conference for Irish Studies-West. Portland, OR. October 10-12, 2019.
"'Rocking the System Not the Cradle': Exploring the Irish Suffrage Movement through Material Culture and Public Memory." American Conference for Irish Studies/An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann. Boston, MA. March 20-23, 2019.
"Disrupting Narratives of Exclusion, 1955-2019: Exposing Inequities of Composition in Dual Enrollment." with Patricia Wilde, Casie Moreland, and Christine Denecker. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13-16, 2019.
"‘Did your Granny have a Hammer?’ Militants and Muses: Public Memory and the Irish Suffrage Movement." American Conference for Irish Studies-West. Jackson, WY. October 11-13, 2018.
“The Ecology of Equality: Critical Imagination, Intersectionality, and Civic Participation.” American Conference for Irish Studies/An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann. Cork, Ireland. June 18-22, 2018.
“Context Matters: Rethinking Best Practices for Dual Enrollment Programs in First-Year Writing.” with Patricia Wilde and Ashley Benson. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Kansas City, MO. March 14-17, 2018.
“It’s the Small Pieces that Make the Big Picture: The Rhetorical Work of Rendering Visible Women’s Labors.” with Patricia Wilde and Lydia McDermott. Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Dayton, OH. October 4-7, 2017.
“Spirits and Debate: Barbadian Tippling Houses as Rhetorical Meeting Spaces.” The International Society for the History of Rhetoric Biennial Conference. London, UK. July 26-29, 2017.
“'Grounded in Tradition. Charging into the Future': Cultivating Success for Students Transitioning from Tribal Colleges to Four-Year Institutions.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Portland, OR. March 15-18, 2017.
“Flipping the Script: Utilizing Inclusive Pedagogy to Reverse Difference as Deficit Models.” International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research: Writing Research Across Borders World Conference. Bogotá, Columbia. February 15-18, 2017.
“Roots and Wings: Balancing Hybrid Sources of Knowledge in the Composition Classroom.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Houston, TX. April 6-9, 2016.
“Rum Dame of the Tippling House: Bajan Women as Agents of Revolution, Rum, and Rhetorical Action.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Tempe, AZ. October 28-31, 2015.
“Doubling Down: Cultivating Success in Unconventional Spaces.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 18-21, 2015.
“Conscious Cleansing: Rhetorics of Reconciliation and Ireland's Magdalen Laundries.” Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition New Work Showcase, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Tampa, FL. March 18, 2015.
“Can Trauma be Rewritten?: Survival, Triumph, and Revision in Refugee Writing.” National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Washington, D.C. November 20-23, 2014.
“Revising to Remember Ourselves: Listening and Responding to Traumatic Texts.” Thomas R. Watson Conference. Louisville , KY. October 16-18, 2014.
“Beyond the Laundry Basket: Rhetorical Silence and the Bleaching of Self in Magdalen Laundries.” Rhetoric Society of America Biennial Conference. San Antonio, TX. May 22-26, 2014.
“Unfolding the Laundry: Using Critical Imagination to Holistically Expand Magdalen Survivor Silence.” Feminisms Workshop. Conference on College Composition and Communication. Indianapolis, IN. March 19-22, 2014.
“More than a Muse: Employing Rhetorics of Imagination to Link Past and Present.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. September 25-28, 2013.
“Leaving Las Vegas…with Models.” Conference on College Composition and Communication- International Writing Centers Association Collaborative. Las Vegas, NV. March 13, 2013.
“Quiet Turmoil and Fresh Ink: Refugee Writers, College Composition, and Revision.” Conference on College Composition and Communication- Research Network Forum. Las Vegas, NV. March 14, 2013.
“Learning by Example: Models as Untapped Resources.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. Chicago, IL. November 2-4, 2012.
“Me Life No Rest: Trauma and Revision Among Refugee Writers.” Conference on College Composition and Communication. St. Louis, MO. April 6-9, 2012.
“Reclaiming Magdalenism or Washing Away Sin: Magdalen Laundries and the Rhetorics of Feminine Silence.” Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. October 12-15, 2011.
“Melancholy and the ‘Other’ as seen in The Tempest: Considering Post-colonialism, Usurpation, and Caliban’s Plight.” AIGSA New Voices in Indigenous Research Conference. Berkeley, CA. April 24-25, 2003.
"Neither Here Nor There: A Study of Dual Enrollment Students' Hybrid Identities in First-Year Composition." (with Patricia Wilde) Teaching English in the Two-Year College (forthcoming September 2020).
"Looking Backward to See Forward: An Investigative History of Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit Writing Courses." WPA: Writing Program Administration, vol. 42, no. 3, 2019, pp.112-118.
“The Trouble with Invisible Labor: Irish Women's Work beyond the Emotional, Communal, and Spiritual.” Ireland, Irish America, and Work. Edited by Donna Potts and Amy May, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018, pp. 22-36.
“Reclaiming Magdalenism or Washing Away Sin: Magdalen Laundries and the Rhetorics of Feminine Silence.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 44, no.1, 2015, pp. 264-79.
“Freewriting Reprogrammed: Considerations for Adapting Freewriting to Online Writing Courses.” Learning and Teaching Writing Online: Strategies for Success. Edited by Mary Deane and Teresa Guasch, Brill Academic Publishing, 2015, pp. 113-127. (with Patricia Wilde)
"Fashion Forward?" Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions. Edited by Letizia Guglielmo, ABC-CLIO publishers, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 49-74.
(Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions, was named one of the best reference books of 2018 by Library Journal)
“Job Seekers, Be Like the Willow Tree.” Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition Blog. September, 12, 2016.
“Conscious Cleansing: Rhetorics of Reconciliation and Ireland's Magdalen Laundries.” Digital New Work Showcase. Spec. issue of Peitho 17.2 (Spring/Summer 2015). Web.
The Best of the Rhetoric and Composition Journals. Parlor Press. 2020. (Associate Editor)
The Best of the Rhetoric and Composition Journals. Parlor Press. 2019. (Associate Editor)
A Guide to College Writing I. Fountainhead Press, 2018. Third Edition. (Editor)
Triple Divide. Fountainhead Press, 2018. Third Edition. (Editor)
A Guide to College Writing I. Fountainhead Press, 2017. Second Edition. (Co-Editor)
Triple Divide. Fountainhead Press, 2017. Second Edition. (Editor)
A Guide to College Writing I. Fountainhead Press, 2016. First Edition. (Co-Editor)
Triple Divide. Fountainhead Press, 2016. First Edition. (Editor)
Fresh Ink: Essays from Boston College’s First-Year Writing Seminar, Vol. 12, No. 2., 2009. (Co-Editor).
Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
The Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition
American Conference for Irish Studies / An Chomhdháil Mheiriceánach do Léann na hÉireann
National Council of Teachers of English
Rhetoric Society of America
Council of Writing Program Administrators
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Executive Commitee, University of Montana
Montana Museum of Art and Culture, Education & Program Committee
Academic AdvisorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Liberal Arts 133B
Adjunct, English TeachingEmail: email@example.com
Adjunct English Teaching
ENT 439, Studies in Young Adult Literature
ENT 441, Teaching Reading and Literature
Master of Arts in English Teaching, University of Montana, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English Teaching, University of Montana, 1991
Bachelor of Arts in Music, University of Montana, 1991
1994 Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award
I began my teaching career at Fremont High School in Sunnyvale, CA in 1991. Since returning to Montana in the late 1990s, I have taught at Stevensville Junior High and currently, Florence-Carlton High School. Everything I do in my teaching career is a culmination of my work with students, colleagues, and the writers whose works inspire me to continue to read new texts.
Teaching Assistant; MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 229
Wednesday and Friday 2:00-3:00
Christopher DombrowskiEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 137
Chris Dombrowski is the author of two collections of poetry: Earth Again (Wayne State University Press, 2013) and By Cold Water, a finalist for Fore- word Magazine’s Poetry Book of the Year. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies including Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Gulf Coast, Crazyhorse, Beloit Poetry Journal, and others. Awards include an Intro Award from the Associated Writing Programs, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and a writing fellowship from the UCROSS Foundation. Additionally, in venues such as Orion, Outside, and The Sun, he has published essays and articles that chronicle his fifteen-plus summers as a river-guide in the West. He has taught creative writing at the University of Montana and Interlochen Center for the Arts.
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debra Magpie Earling teaches Fiction and Native American Studies full time. Her novel Perma Red (Putnam, 2002) won the Western Writers Association Spur Award, WWA’s Medicine Pipe Bearer Award for Best First Novel, a WILLA Literary Award and the American Book Award. The Lost Journals of Sacajewea (Koch editions, 2010), a collaboration with photographer Peter Rutledge Koch, re-invents the life of Sacajewea. Earling's publications also include stories in The Last Best Place: A Montana Anthology, Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories, Circle of Women: Anthology of Western Women Writers and Wild Women: Anthology of Women Writers. She is the recipient of a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship.
M.F.A., Cornell University (1992)
B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. University of British Columbia
Ph.D. Indiana University, Bloomington
The Ecology of Wonder in Romantic and Postmodern Literature (forthcoming monograph, Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2016)
"Recycled Creatures and Rogue Genomes: Biotechnology in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas." Literature Compass 6:3 (2009).
"Romantic Individualism, Animal Rights and the Challenge of Multiplicity." Rhizomes 15 (Winter 2007).
"Blake, Heidegger, Buddhism and Deep Ecology: A Fourfold Perspective on Humanity's Relationship to Nature." Romantic Circles Praxis Series (February 2007).
"'Mont Blanc' and the Sublimity of Materiality." Cultural Critique 61 (2005).
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: COR 257
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:55-2:55
Adjunct Assistant ProfessorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: 353 Corbin Hall
Spring Semester 2017:
Monday & Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 & by appointment
MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: email@example.com
Office: COR 339
Graduate Student; MA Candidate LiteratureEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: COR 254
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00
MFA Candidate Fiction and NonfictionEmail: email@example.com
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: COR 257
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-12:00
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 227
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
TA for WRIT 101
Graduate student in creative writing
Spring 2013 Courses:
LIT 120 (Introduction to Poetry)
LIT 210 (American Literature to 1865)
LIT 420 (Ecocriticism)
Teaching: American Literature, Rhetorical/Critical Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Literature and Environment, Ecocriticism
Research: Poetics, Environmental Poetics, Rhetorical Theory, Posthumanism, Buddhist Hermeneutics & Poetics
B.A. 1984 Dartmouth College (English/Creative Writing and Psychology)
M.A. 1987 University of Utah (English)
M.F.A 1990 University of Montana (Poetry)
Ph.D 1996 University of Oregon (English)
Dissertation: Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics
Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics. University of Nevada Press, 2002
Essays and Chapters
“The Dixon Bards.” In These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poets (forthcoming)
“Encomium to Paper.” Northwest Review (Spring 2006)
“Encomium to Paper.” Poetry Daily.
“Regarding Silence: Crosscultural Roots of Ecopoetic Meditation.” Ecological Poetry: A Critical Introduction, Scott Bryson, ed., University of Utah Press, 2002
“Rhetorical Redemption, Environmental Poetics, and the Case of the Camperdown Elm.” Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 8.2 (Summer 2001)
Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology, James C. McKusick. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.
Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 9.1 (Winter 2002)
MA Candidate English TeachingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: Corbin 337
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-11
MA Candidate LiteratureEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 216
Student WorkerEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 101
Tuesdays 8:00-12:00; 3:00-5:00
Professor of American Literature & Ethnic Studies
- LIT 596: Graduate Independent Study
- American Literary Criticism since 1930
- Vietnam War Literature
- Asian American Literature
- Modern & Contemporary American Drama
- Vietnam & the Vietnamese Immigrant Experience in Literary Imagination
- Multiethnic US Fiction and Non-fiction
- LIT 521: US Literature Seminar
- Multiethnic US Literatures
- Ethnic American Memoirs & Autobiographies
- LIT 420: Critical Race Theory
- LIT 391: Special Topics
- Vietnamese Literature in English Translation, 1930-Present
- Vietnam War Literature
- LIT 380: Literary Approaches to Drama
- LIT 369: Short Fiction
- American Short Stories since 1945
- The American Short Story & Novella
- LIT 344: Asian American Literature
- LIT 343: African American Literature
- The New Negro: Voices of the Harlem Renaissance
- The Black Arts Movement & the Second Renaissance (1960-2000)
- African American Fiction & Drama since 1900
- LIT 304/430: US Writers of Color
- LIT 301: Studies in Literary Forms
- LIT 300: Literary Criticism
- LIT 246: Genres, Themes, and Approaches
- The North American Short Story
- LIT 236: Literary Histories
- Modern US Literature
- American Realism & Naturalism
- LIT 211: American Literature II
- LIT 201: Introduction to Literary Studies
- LIT 110: Introduction to Literature
- Ph.D. in American Literature, Texas Tech University, 2011
- M.A. in English, Middle Tennessee State University, 2006
- Post-M.Ed. Curricular Training, Troy University, 2003-2004
- M.Ed. in English / Language Arts, Troy University, 2003
- B.A. in English, University of Da Lat, Vietnam, 2000
Research Areas: Multiethnic US Literatures, Vietnam War Literature, Asian American Literature, Literary Translation
Ha, Quan Manh, and Joseph Babcock. Other Moons: Vietnamese Stories of the American War and Its Aftermath. Columbia University Press, 2020.
ARTICLES (Selected publications)
“An Introduction to ‘Tran Van Dinh’s The Quirks and Whims of Heaven: A Meeting with President John F. Kennedy and the Buddhist Crisis.’” War, Literature & the Arts, vol. 31, 2019, pp. 1-25.
“Postcolonial Satire, Imperialist Nostalgia, and Reconciliation in Huy Duong Phan’s ‘The Billion Dollar Skeleton’ and Andrew Lam’s ‘Slingshot.’” Journal of the Short Story in English, vol. 71, 2018, pp. 271-290. (co-authored with William Frost)
“The Malleability of Truth and Language in Chay Yew’s Porcelain and A Language of Their Own.” Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, vol. 6, no. 2, 2018, pp. 300-314. (co-authored with Andrew Vigesaa)
“The Violence of Duality in Adrienne Kennedy’s Funnyhouse of a Negro.” ANGLICA: An International Journal of English Studies, vol. 27, no. 1, 2018, pp. 121-134. (co-authored with Conor Hogan)
“From ‘Big Red’ Hydrick to Goat Dykeman: Eudora Welty’s Navigation between the Fictional and the Real in ‘Where Is the Voice Coming From?’” Prague Journal of English Studies, vol. 7, no. 1, 2018, pp. 79-96. (co-authored with Ryan Hitchcock).
“‘It’s oil and water’”: Race, Gender, Power, and Trauma in Vu Tran’s Dragonfish.” Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, vol. 8, 2017, pp. 26-42. (co-authored with Chase Greenfield)
“When Memory Speaks: Transnational Remembrances in Vietnam War Literature.” Southeast Asian Studies, vol. 5, no. 3, 2016, pp. 463-489.
“Domestic Violence in Lac Su’s I Love Yous Are for White People: A Sociological Criticism Approach.” Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, vol. 7, 2016, pp. 88-103.
“Charles Baxter’s ‘Gryphon’: A Postmodernist Substitute in a Traditional Classroom.” Journal of the Short Story in English, vol. 64, 2015, pp. 249-261. (co-authored with Jonathan M. Hoyer)
“Lan Cao’s Monkey Bridge: Problematic Representations of Vietnam War History.” Southeast Review of Asian Studies, vol. 36, 2014, pp. 75-90.
“Conspiracy of Silence and New Subjectivity in Monkey Bridge and The Gangster We Are All Looking For.” Journal of Southeast-Asian American Education and Advancement, vol. 8, 2013, pp. 1-16.
“Power and Gender Relations in When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.” War, Literature & the Arts, vol. 25, 2013, pp. 1-18.
“Vietnamese American Survival Literature and Human Rights Discourse.” New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, vol. 14, no. 2, 2012, pp. 17-37.
Introduction. The Consolation of Queen Elizabeth I: The Queen’s Translation of Boethius’s Consolatio Philosophiae. Ed. Noel Harold Kaylor and Philip Edward Phillips. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Arizona State University Press, 2009. 1-38.
“Trey Ellis’s Platitudes: Synthesizing Black Voices.” Ethnic Studies Review [a special issue on Ethnicity: Analysis of Cultural, Social & Political Trends], vol. 32, no. 1, 2009, pp. 55-76.
Faculty- Davidson Honors College, University of MontanaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: DHC 004
Faculty: Davidson Honors College
Clinical Professor of Pediatric Cardiology: University of Washington Schoolof Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology: Oregon Health Sciences University
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology: University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
HONR 120: The Art and Science of Reading Well
HONR: Ways of Knowing
HONR 391 (Special Topics): James Joyce's Ulysses
AHHS 391-80 (Premedical Science- I am assisting Dr; Mark Pershouse with this course
MOLLI Course: Spring 2018: James Joyce's Ulysses
I was born in Missoula and have lived here all but the fourteen years I was away from Montana for my education. I practiced general pediatrics for sixteen years, then spent three years of training as a pediatric cardiology fellow, and practiced pediatric cardiology throughout Western and Central Montanaa for the next eighteen years; During that time I was on the clinical faculty at three medical schools and spent a moderate amount of time teaching at those institutions.
I have been retired from clinical medicine for almost two years, and now I am thoroughly enjoying teaching in the Davidson Honors College.
I have been married for 43 years to Elaine and we have a daughter named Rose. After an undergraduate degree in Literature, she is now finishing her doctoral thesis concerning pediatric cardiology and rural health care economics.
University of Pennsylvania: BA
Dartmouth Medical School: MD
University of Vermont: Internal Medicine Internship
University of Utah: Pediatric Residency
Oregon Health Sciences University: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowhip
Field of Study
Long history of study concerning pediatric cardiology
Presently: Literature and Humanities, as a teacher
1. Medical reasearch publications: nothing very recent
Outstanding Fellow Award: Oregon Health Sciences University, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowhip
Outstanding Teaching Award: Oregon Health Sciences University, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowhip
Outstanding Research Award: Oregon Health Sciences University, Pediatric Cardiology Fellowhip
Outstanding Volunteer Service Award, University of Montana
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Academic Society
Clinical pediatric cardiology teaching to medical students, residents, and pediatric cardioliogy fellows;
University of Washington Schoolof Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
University of Montana, Davidson Honors College:
James Joyce's Ulysses: most years since 2013
Celtic Myths, Irish Literary Renaissance, James Joyce's Dubliners and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man 2017, 2018, 2019
Ways of Knowing 2017, 2018, 2019
Introduction to Honors: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
General Pediatrics: 1978-1994
Pediatric Cardiology: 1994-2015
Faculty, Davidson Honors College at University of Montana
University of Montana Davidson Honors College
University of Washington Schoolof Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Reading, HIking, Skiing, etc. (the usual Missoula life-style)
Adjunct, English TeachingEmail: email@example.com
Reachable by phone Monday - Thursday 3pm-8pm
An interview about "The Dying Athabaskan": https://tedmorrissey.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/interview-with-brady-harrison-the-dying-athabaskan/
Recent Graduate Courses:
Whales and Shaggy Dogs, Among Others
The Contemporary Novel
Recent Undergraduate Courses:
The American Novel (multiple iterations)
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1994
M.A. Dalhousie University 1988
B.A. (Hons.) University of Alberta 1986
Field of Study
The History of the Novel
Short Fiction and the Novella
American, Canadian, and English Literatures
Co-Editor with Randi Tanglen, Humanities Montana. Teaching Western American Literature. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
Co-Editor with Barry Faulk, Florida State University. Punk Rock Warlord: The Life and Work of Joe Strummer. Routledge/Ashgate, 2014.
Co-Editor with Lisa Simon, University of Montana. These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poetry. University of Montana Press, 2014.
Editor, All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature. University of Nebraska Press, 2009.
Editor, Davis, Richard Harding. Soldiers of Fortune. Broadview Press, 2006.
Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature. University of Georgia Press, 2004.
Co-editor, with Tamas Dobozy, Wilfred Laurier University, of a special issue of Short Story, Tripping Across the 49th Parallel, 2005.
ARTICLES in American Studies, Anglophonia/Caliban, Arizona Quarterly, European Journal of American Studies, Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Southwestern American Literature, and other journals and books.
FICTION in Cerise Press, J Journal, The Long Story, The Meadow, Serving House Journal, Short Story, and Wascana Review, among other journals. A novella, "The Dying Athabaskan," won the inaugural Publisher's Long Story Prize from Twelve Winters Press.
POETRY in Badlands Literary Journal, Cardinal Sins, and The Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, among other journals. Recent poetry also appears inthe anthology, Poems Across the Big Sky II.
ESSAYS in numerous books and journals.
Professeur invité Université de Tolouse II--Le Mirail 2007-08
Professor University of Montana 2006-present
Associate Professor University of Montana 2000-06
Assistant Professor University of Montana 1996-2000
Teaching assistantEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: JRH M1A
MA Candidate LiteratureEmail: email@example.com
MFA Candidate NonfictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate Teaching Assistant; MA Candidate Literature; MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 228
Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
MA Candidate LiteratureEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MFA Candidate NonfictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 230
Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-11:00
MA Candidate Literature; MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: COR 258
Budget Analyst IIEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 101-B
B.A. Liberal Studies/Environmental Studies Emphasis, University of Montana, 1993
University of Montana since 2008
Director of Irish Studies
LIT 300 Introduction to Literary Theory
LIT 400 Cultural Studies
Moorhead State University, English Major/Philosophy Minor, BA
University of Texas, English Literature: Ethnic and Third World Concentration/Philosophy Sub-emphasis, Ph.D.
Field of Study
Ethnic and Third World Literature and Culture. Colonials and Postcolonial Literature and Cutlure. Critical Theory. Theories of Globalization. Irish and Native American History and Culture.
“‘Will Come Forth in Tongues and Fury’: Relocating Irish Cultural Studies.” Cultural Studies, Volume, 15:1 (January, 2001), 98-123. Republished in Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 208 (CLC-208), September, 2005.
“Sinn Fein and the Educative Process: An Interview with Daisy Mules.” Jovert: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 4.1 (Fall, 1999) http://22.214.171.124/jouvert/. (Co-authored with Karen Steele and Bret Benjamin).
“Nits Make Lice: Drogheda, Sand Creek and the Poetics of Colonial Extermination.” Cultural Critique 42 (Spring, 1999). 81-103.
“Desire and Learning: The Perversity of Pedagogy.” Situating College English: Lessons From an American University. Eds. Evan Carton and Alan Friedman. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996. 159-164.
Newspaper Movie Reviews
“Unmoved: The Changeling,” November 6, 2008. The Independent.
“Raw Bond: Quantum of Solace,” November 20, 2008, The Independent.
“Best of the Year: Thumbs Up, Dark Knight, Burn After Reading, Hellboy II,” December 25, 2008 The Independent.
“Moral Dilemma: “The Trap,” December 11, 2008, The Independent.
“Glass of Hope: Milk,” February 12, 2009, The Independent.
“Big Sky Film Festival: Rough Aunties, Rock-A-Fire Explosion, Blast, and March Point,” Feb 19, 2009, The Independent.
“Reversal of Fortune: Duplicity,” March 26, 2009, The Independent.
“Half Baked: Julia & Julie,” August 13, 2009, The Independent.
Irish 100 Education, 2009, Irish Voice and The Irish American Magazine.
Humanities Montana Grant Award, 2008-2009
Council of Irish Culture, Irish Government: Research Award, 2008
NEH Summer Institute “Anglo-Irish Identities, 1600-1800” Notre Dame, 2007
The Inaugural Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award, 2006-2007
The Winston and Helen Cox Teaching Award, University of Montana, 2003
Rocky Mountain Center for the Study of the West Faculty Research Fellowship in Regional or Western Studies, 2002
Modern Languages Association: Delegate Assemblyperson, 2006-2009.
American Conference for Irish Studies
American Studies Association
Montana Gaelic Cutlural Society
MFA Candidate NonfictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 228
Associate Dean of the Graduate School / Professor of EnglishEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 221 (English) // Lomm 224 (Grad School)
Spring 2020: Tuesday 2-3; Wednesday 9-11; Thursday 1-2.
For Graduate School appointments in Lommasson 224, call 243-6695 or 243-2572.
Professor of English, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Spring 2020: LIT 494 (English Capstone): Death and Literature (W 3:30-6:20)
Spring 2020: LIT 520.01 (Graduate Seminar): Chaucer and the Natures of the Human (T 6:30-9:20)
I am a professor of English literature specializing in the literature of the medieval period, particularly late medieval literature. I also study the history of lyric poetry and work in the field of translation studies, specifically Middle English translations of Latin and French writing in the fifteenth century. My book Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in Late Medieval Culture (Brill, 2013) studies the art and literature of death and dying in the early 15th century. I have also published recent articles on neuroscience and literature, as well as word-image relations in both medieval literature and in the work of a contemporary American poet, Cole Swensen. Past work includes several articles and an edited collection on the French writer and diplomat Alain Chartier, the most influential European author of the 15th century. I am developing a project comparing the aesthetic structure and social dialectics of the Luttrell Psalter and Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. I am a co-PI on a Keck Foundation grant to develop an integrated curriculum in neuroscience across multiple disciplines. I serve on the Institute of Health and Humanities, and the Humanities Institute at the University of Montana. I have extended my research and thinking on death into public humanities projects, including funding from the Institute of Health and Humanities to develop writing workshops on death, and to produce a modern adaptation of a 15th century multi-media art form known as the "Dance of Death." Since Fall 2017, I have served as Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
Occidental College, A.B. English and Comparative Literary Studies
University of Michigan, PhD, English (Specializations: Middle English Literature and critical theory)
Medieval Literature, particularly Middle English Literature
Late Medieval Art
Thanatology / Death Studies
History of the English Lyric
Neuroscience and Literature
“Intervisual Texts, Intertextual Images: Chaucer and the Luttrell Psalter," Visual Approaches to Chaucer (Penn State University Press; 2016), 1-25.
“Affirmative Negation: The Affective Economy of Late Medieval Illustrations of the Office of the Dead,” Anglistik: Special Issue on Text and Illustration (ed. Colin Wilcockson) vol. 25.1 (2014), 15-27.
A Cultural History of Death: 850-1450, ed. Ashby Kinch, vol. 2 of Bloomsbury's 6-volume Cultural History of Death (Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2017)
Imago Mortis: The Mediating Image of Death in late Middle English Culture (Leiden Brill, 2013).
“Re-Visioning History in Cole Swensen’s Such Rich Hour,” Contemporary Literature 53 (2012), 143-73.
“‘Mind Like Wickerwork’: The Neuroplastic Aesthetics of Chaucer’s House of Tidings,” postmedieval 3.3 (2012), 302-14.
“The Broken Mirror of the Book: Cole Swensen’s Such Rich Hour and Les Très Riches Heures de Jean, duc de Berry, Word & Image 27.2 (2011), 175-189.
Chartier in Europe, eds. Emma Cayley and Ashby Kinch (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2008).
“Image, Ideology, and Form: The Middle English Three Dead Kings in its Iconographic Context,” Chaucer Review 43.1 (2008), 49-82.
“De l’ombre de mort en clarté de vie”: The Evolution of Alain Chartier’s Public Voice,” Fifteenth-Century Studies 33 (2008), 151-170.
“A Prolegomenon to the Stonyhurst Medulla: An Edition of the Letter A,“ Bulletin du Cange (Archivium latinitatis medii aevi) 65 (2007), pp. 45-116 (co-authored with Vince McCarren and Sean Pollack)
“‘To thenke what was in hir wille’: A Female Reading Context for the Findern Anthology,” Neophilologus 91. 3 (July, 2007), 729-44.
“A Naked Roos: Translation and Subjection in the Middle English La Belle Dame Sans Mercy” JEGP 105.3 (2006), 415-445.
Kealing Junior High School Latin Teacher (1992-3)
Composition Instructor, University of Michigan (1994-97)
Great Books Instructor, University of Michigan (1997-2000)
Assistant Professor, Christopher Newport University (2000-03)
English Teacher, Japan, 1992
Luce Scholar, Malaysia 1995-6
Research/Archival work in the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (Paris) and the British Library (London)
Extensive travel in Europe (England, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and Switzerland)
Extensive travel in Asia (China, Mongolia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia)
International Courtly Literature Society
New Chaucer Society
International Alain Chartier Society
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
Skiing, hiking, rugby (mostly watching these days), guitar.
ENt 440 Teaching Writing Methods
M.ed in Curriculum & Instruction University of Montana 2008
BA in English Montana State University 2001
I have been teaching high school English for 15 years. I currently teach Advanced Placement Literature and WRIT 101 Dual Enrollment. This is my second semester teaching ENT 440.
Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry. Her poems have appeared in many anthologies, most recently Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now and The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry. She has received awards and fellowships from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Bogliasco Foundation, Jeannette Haien Ballard, Civitella Ranieri, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Trust of Amy Lowell, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Her new book, The Nightfields, is forthcoming in July.
M.F.A. Poetry, University of Iowa (1998), Ph.D. Humanities, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
Teaching Assistant; MA Candidate Environmental Philosophy; MA Candidate LiteratureEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 156
MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: email@example.com
Office: COR 349
MFA Candidate NonfictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fulbright ScholarEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 117
MA Candidate English TeachingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cindy MarbutEmail: email@example.com
Office: JRH M1B
Wednesdays -- Noon-2:00
2019-2020 - Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Montana
Originally from Missoula, I am happy to be back.
MFA - University of Oregon-Cascades (hybrid thesis - fiction and creative nonfiction)
JD - University of Idaho
BA - Sweet Briar College - Virginia (psychology)
Cindy is interested in the human-nature (dis)connection and the critical importance of spending time in nature developing a mindful relationship with nature.
Cindy is currently working on a novel set in the near future with a touch of science fiction. The plot revolves around the struggles of a group of characters living in a post-apocalyptic moment created by accelerated climate change. In this time, all modern infrastructure collapses, leaving the characters to learn how to survive while traveling through a wilderness.
Experience in all aspects of ranching and professional horse training.
2016-2019 - Writing tutor
2018-2019 - Creative nonfiction reader for The 45th Parallel
2018-2019 - Storyteller and segment director for The Hermits Collaborative Capstone
Riding, hiking, and nature photography.
MA Candidate English TeachingEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MA Candidate English TeachingFax: (406) 243-6194
Office: International Center 109
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Professor, English/creative writing--fiction
Graduate fiction workshop
Undergraduate fiction workshop
Graduate Techniques course
Graduate Special Topics course
Deirdre McNamer is the author of the novels Rima in the Weeds (HarperCollins, 1991), One Sweet Quarrel (HarperCollins, 1994), My Russian (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), and Red Rover (Viking, 2007), which was named a Best Book of 2007 by Artforum, The Washington Post, and the LA Times. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Doubletake, New York Times opinion page, and elsewhere. McNamer teaches graduate and undergraduate writing workshops, and a graduate course in techniques.
B.A., University of Montana, Journalism, 1973.
M.F.A., University of Montana, Fiction, 1987.
I'm at work on a fifth novel, a collection of short stories, and a fiction/nonfiction hybrid about those who work in America's underground nuclear missile system.
Field of Study
Creative writing, fiction, M.F.A.
Like a Lion at the Door, in-progress
Red Rover, Viking, 2007
My Russian, Houghton Mifflin, 1999
One Sweet Quarrel, HarperCollins, 1994
Rima in the Weeds, HarperCollins, 1991
Montana Arts Council Artist's Innovation Award, 2016
Judge, PEN/Faulkner Award, 2015
Judge and Chair, National Book Award in Fiction, 2011
Montana Book Award, 2007
Residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo: 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002.
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Professional Journalists, 1982-83.
NY Times Notable Book Awards.
Multiple Best Book Lists of 2007 for Red Rover.
Visiting-writer positions at Cornell University, Ohio State University, the University of Alabama, Williams College, the University of Montana: 1992-97
Faculty, Department of English/creative writing, University of Montana, 1998-present. Currently tenured full professor.
Reporter for the Associated Press and several daily newspapers in the Northwest, 1973-1984
Free-lance work for national magazines and newspapers, subsequently.
Teaching Assistant, Composition; MFA Candidate Fiction ProgramEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 228
Mondays and Wednesdays 12:00-1:00
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Wellesley College, B.A.
Field of Study
Film and Media Studies
Sandscript Literary and Arts Magazine (2015, 2016 editions)
The Blue Guitar (Fall 2018)
Pima Community College Writing Center (Tucson, AZ)
Visiting ProfessorEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 231
Wednesdays 1:00pm-4:00pm and by appointment.
MFA Candidate PoetryEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor, School of Media Arts
Michael Murphy began teaching at The University of Montana in the fall of 1995. He brings to this University 18 years of professional involvement in theatre, film and television as an actor and director, both in New York City and Los Angeles.
In New York, he was a member of one of the premier theatre companies in the United States, the Circle Repertory Company. There he worked with many of the great playwrights of the country, including Lanford Wilson, Edward Albee, A.R. Gurney, Jr., John Bishop and Marsha Norman.
He was honored to perform at the Japanese National Theatre in Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” in 1985. During this period, he also was involved in more than thirty productions on and off Broadway, including a co-starring role in “Hide and Seek” with Elizabeth Ashley and in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Tony award-winning dramatic musical “Piaf.“ Michael was also an established film and television presence, appearing in numerous televisions series and films, including “Lisa,” “Boardwalk,” “Kate and Allie,” “Golden Girls,” “thirtysomething,” “Coach,” “L.A. Law,” “Father Dowling Mysteries,” and “Murphy Brown.” On moving to Los Angeles in 1988, he began directing for Circle Rep West and serving as Co-Artistic Director of that theater. Michael returned to Montana in 1992 and has been a vital contributor to the university, first as a graduate student, then as a professor. He has directed productions of “Three Sisters,” “Arcadia,” “K-2,” Uncle Vanya,” and the Montana Rep’s "Road" and “The Miracle Worker.” He has been featured in leading roles in UM's productions, including “Equus,” "Three-penny Opera," “A Little Night Music,”and “Sweeney Todd.”
Teaching Assistant; MFA Candidate FictionEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 229
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00-12:00
Harvard University, A.B. 2013
Field of Study
Slavic Languages and Literatures
MFA Candidate FictionEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 229
Mondays and Wednesdays 1:00-2:00
Director of Film StudiesFax: (406) 243-5313
Office: LA 145
Monday & Wednesday 11-12:30; & by appointment
I am currently Director of English/Film Studies, one of five options available for those majoring in English.
Fall 2010 courses:
ENFM/LS 180 - Intro to Film
ENFM 195 - The Films of David Lynch
ENFM 395 - Film Studies Practicum
ENFM 443 - Documentary: Theory and Practice
I received my Ph.D. in philosophy, and discovered early in my academic career that philosophy and film make great bedfellows. Since then, I have drawn from the best of both arenas in structuring my philosophy and film studies courses. I rely on philosophers to help students understand the great films, and use film to help illustrate great works in philosophy. My production courses also have a strong philosophic bent, as it is often important for students to develop or discover the philosophic principles that undergird their dramas and documentaries.
I am also a documentary filmmaker. My most recent documentary, "Be Thou Always as Guest," a portrait of a 91-year-old Montana rancher who began an impressive painting career at the age of 78, aired on Montana PBS in May, 2010.
Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado/Boulder - 1989
MA in Philosophy from The University of Montana/Missoula - 1985
BA in Philosophy from The University of Montana/Missoula - 1981
I have taken numerous courses in film production.
Field of Study
I believe in the value of interdisciplinary education, and I have taught courses cross-listed in a wide range of disciplines, including Philosophy, English, Media Arts, Communication and Environmental Studies. At present, I am responsible for teaching the following courses in the Film Studies Program.
ENFM/LS 180 - Intro to Film
ENFM 427 - Film Theory
ENFM 443 - Documentary - Theory and Practice
ENFM 495/MAR 495 - Making Movies - Just Do It!
ENFM 495/PHIL 444 - The Good, the Bad and the Indulgent:: Film and Virtue
WRIT 101 - Writing about Film
Courses that I have taught in the past include:
PHIL 200 - Ethics
PHIL 202 - Environmental Ethis
PHIL 210 - Logic
PHIL 427 - Ethics and the Environment
Comm 111 - Public Speaking
LS 381 - The Films of Stanley Kubrick
I have taught two documentary production courses that involved overseas travel. The first,"Stories from Ireland," was a course that resulted in five student-produced documentaries on Ireland. The second, "The Galapogos Islands," was co-taught with then UM geneticist, Paul Spruell, and resulted in four productions, each documenting a different aspect of the islands.
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Irish language, nationalism, Gaelic culture, Irish literature in Irish, Irish history, Irish religious history and philosophy.
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Assistant Director of Composition
Coordinator, Multi-Campus Writing Placement Assessment
Coordinator, University-wide Program-level Writing Assessment
EdD, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Montana (May 2015)
MFA in Creative Writing, University of Montana (May 2004)
MA in Literature, University of Montana (May 2004)
BA in English-Creative Writing, Philosophy minor, Miami University (1998)
Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and Honors graduate
Field of Study
Recent Papers and Conference Presentations
“Bird Box Writing: Building Meta-Cognitive and Meta-Somatic Awareness in the
Composition Classroom”. Panelist. Western Rhetorics Conference. October 2019. Bozeman, MT.
Keynote Reader, Western Rhetorics Conference, October 2019. Bozeman, MT.
“No Normal: Wacky and Unpredictable (and even Hella frustrating) Pathways to ‘Success’.” Panelist, GetLit Literary Festival. Spokane, WA. April 22, 2019.
Co-Facilitator, “Empowering Students to More Deeply Engage with Course Learning Goals: Strategies for Supporting and Measuring Student’s Progress.” Teaching Excellence Initiative Kickoff Event. Missoula, MT. February 1, 2019
“Preparing Students for College Writing.” Montana Educational Association. October 20, 2017, Missoula, MT
“The Taste of Persuasion: Building a Pedagogy of the Senses.” Western Rhetorics Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, October 27, 2017.
Learning to Write and Writing to Learn: The Intersection of Rhetoric and Metacognition. Improve with Metacognition. May 6, 2016.
Best Practices for Building a Critical Reflective Curriculum to Foster Metacognitive Growth in the Higher Education Classroom. The Researcher, 27(2), SS-SS.
Pausing Mid-Stride: Mining Metacognitive Interruptions In the Classroom. Improve with Metacognition. September 26, 2015.
“What Were You Thinking?: Using Rhetorical Stories to Teach Metacognition in the Writing Classroom.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). November 2014.
“Accessing the “I” in Writer: Metacognition and Liberatory Teaching.” Transforming Access Conference, University of Cincinnati. March, 2014.
“The Effects of Fully Guided Critical Reflective Writing Assignments on Metacognition in Higher Education.” Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association (NRMERA). October, 2013
How To Remember The World, 2019
Radial Bloom. 2018
Song of Days, Torn and Mended. 2015
Bread and Water Body. 2004
Outstanding Performance Award (2017).
Phi Beta Kappa Poetry Award (2016). Poem, Verb of Being.
Pushcart Prize Nominations (2016). Poem, The Song We Say We Do Not Sing.
Professional Equity Project Grant (2014). Conference on College Composition and Communication
2015 CCCC’s Assistance Fund Grant (2015). Conference on College Composition and Communication
Bertha Morton Scholar, School of Education (2001 & 2010)
Evelyn C. Keiser Teaching Excellence Award, Instructor of Distinction (2010)
Pushcart Prize Nomination (2006) Poem, Conception.
Associate Professor of English
Introduction to Literature (LIT 110)
Introduction to Literary Studies (LIT 201
British Literature: Victorian to Contemporary (LIT 222)
Applied Literary Criticism (LIT 300)
Music and Literature (LIT 376, LIT 430, LIT 522)
Contemporary Irish Literature (ENIR 360)
Northern Ireland's Troubles (ENIR 360)
Contemporary Caribbean Literature (LIT 376 & 430)
Multicultural British Literature (LIT 430)
Senior Seminar: The Sea and the Sands (LIT 494)
Introduction to Graduate Studies (LIT 500)
Atlantic Crossings (LIT 522)
Salman Rushdie (LIT 322, LIT 430, LIT 522)
M.A. English Literature, University of Montana (1996);
Ph.D. English Literature, University of Oregon (2002).
Field of Study
Contemporary British and Irish literature; Northern Irish/"Troubles" literature; transnational literature and theory; postcolonial theory; history of rhetoric; digital culture, hypertext theory, and electronic writing technologies.
"Sweetness Follows: Michael Stipe, John Keats, and the Consolations of TIme," The Poetics of American Song Lyrics, ed. Charlotte Pence (University of Missippi Press, 2012).
"The Extraordinary Ordinariness of Robert McLiam Wilson's Belfast," Eire-Ireland (Spring/Summer 2010).
"Copia and the Discourse of Abundance in Cross-Cultural Exchange," Journal of Caribbean Literatures 6:2 (2009).
Review of Captured in the Middle: Tradition and Experience in Contemporary Native American Writing (Sidner Larson), American Indian Culture and Research Journal (25:4, 2001).
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Erin is a Lecturer in English and serves as faculty member and academic advisor in the Davidson Honors College. She completed a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Virginia, where she was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in fiction. Erin’s work has been selected for The Best New American Voices 2009, and she has received the RRofihe Trophy in Fiction. In 2010, she was awarded PEN/Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency, and spent half a year living along the Rogue River in the Klamath mountains of Oregon. Her short stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in Fivechapters, Open City, The New York Times, The Northwest Review, and others. Her debut novel for young adults, The Girls of No Return, was published in 2012 by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic Books. In addition to writing for both adults and young adults, Erin is also interested in Service Learning. A former Peace Corps and current hospice volunteer, she feels passionately about engaging with the wider world, and seeks to share that enthusiasm with her students.
M.F.A. University of Virginia
Erin Saldin was a Henry Hoyns Fellow in fiction at the University of Virginia. She has been awarded the Rrofihe Trophy in Fiction, and her work has been selected for The Best New American Voices 2009. In 2010, she was awarded PEN/Northwest’s Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Residency, and spent six months living off the grid in the Klamath mountains of Oregon. Her short stories, reviews, and essays have appeared in Fivechapters, Open City, The New York Times, The Best New American Voices, The Northwest Review, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. Her debut novel for young adults, The Girls of No Return, was published in February, 2012 by Arthur Levine/Scholastic Books.
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Run the Red Lights (Copper Canyon Press, 2016)
Rough Day (Copper Canyon Press, 2013)
Mister Skylight (Copper Canyon Press, 2009)
Individual poems in Harper's, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Paris Review, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Poetry Northwest, and forthcoming in The New Yorker.
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C&I 194: First-Year Seminar
HUSC 194: Humanities First-Year Seminar
CRWR 115: Montana Writers Live!
WRIT 201: College Writing II, Honors
CRWR 234: The Oval Magazine Design Studio
CRWR 320: The Craft of Revision
CRWR 310: Intermediate Fiction Workshop
CRWR 312: Intermeditate Nonfiction Workshop
Robert Stubblefield teaches Creative Writing (fiction) and Composition. Robert is the faculty advisor for The Oval, the undergraduate literary magazine at the University of Montana.
M.F.A., University of Montana, 1994
B.A, Eastern Oregon University, 1992
"Easy as Not"--Short story, Talking River Review, Spring 2015
"Orbits"--Short story, HIgh Desert Journal, Fall 2013
“Self Service”—Short story, The Bear Deluxe, November 2007
“Rank Strangers”—Short story, High Desert Journal, Fall 2006
“Preserves”—Short story, High Desert Journal, Spring 2005, and Best Stories of the American West, Vol. 1, 2007
“Northern Cross”--Short story, Open Spaces, Spring 2002
“Lateral Moves”--Short story, Clackamas Literary Review, 1997
“Hunting Rights”--Short story, Hayden’s Ferry Review, 1994
“Pragmatists”--Short story, Fishtrap Anthology, 1991, and Dreamers and Desperadoes: Contemporary Fiction of the American West, 1993
"More Than Five Minutes"--The Whitefish Review, Fall 2019
"The Empty Hand of the Wind"--basalt, Fall 2018
"October"--basalt, Spring 2013
"Minding the Store"--High Desert Journal, Spring 2011
"Better Than You Found It"--Your National Forests, Spring 2009
“Everything Changes: An Interview with William Kittredge”—High Desert Journal, Fall 2006
“The Measure of Water”—High Desert Journal, Fall 2005.
“The Country of Your Hands”--Oregon Humanities, 2000
“Life as a Watershed Leader”-- Cascadia Times, 1999, and Oregon Salmon at the Millennium, 2001
“Weight”--Essay, Left Bank, 1991
Summer 2009--Short Fiction Workshop, Fishtrap Writers Gathering, Wallowa Lake, Oregon
Summer 2005—Co-Director of Summer Creative Writing Institute, Montana Writing Project
Summer 2004 and 2005--Master Teacher, Whittenberger Writing Project, Albertson College of Idaho
Spring 2000--Visiting Writer, Willamette University
Spring 1997--Visiting Writer, Clackamas Community College
Spring 1995--Visiting Writer, Clackamas Community College
Worked as a Watershed Coordinator for the North Fork John Day Watershed Council from 1997-2002. The North Fork John Day Watershed Council is a private nonprofit 501c 3 corporation devoted to protecting the ecology of the North and Middle Forks of the John Day River, a watershed encompassing approximately 1.7 million acres in Grant, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wheeler Counties in Eastern Oregon.
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Master's Degree in Creative Writing from University College Cork
Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Vermont
Field of Study
Creative Writing - Poetry
Office: Liberal Arts Room 146 A
On leave Spring 2020
Co-director, South & South-East Asian Studies
LIT319E Talking to God: the Bhagavad Gita. Fulfills the Gen Ed Ethics requirement
LIT326 Stories East and West
SSEA202X Introduction to India
LIT 327L Gender and Sexuality in Twentieth-Century English Fiction
LIT329 Fathers and Daughters in Western Literary Traditions
WLC328L Gender and Sexuality in Indian Cinema
LIT246L . Intro to Literature
Educated entirely in India, Prof Vanita lived and taught there for many years. She is married, with one son. Her first novel, Memory of Light, has just been released by Penguin as an e-book. She divides her time between Missoula, Montana, and Gurgaon, India.
Ph.D. Delhi University, India
Field of Study
History of Ideas; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Hindi and Urdu literatures; Hindu philosophy; British literature (Shakespeare; the long nineteenth century)
- Dancing with the Nation: Courtesans in Bombay Cinema (Bloomsbury, New York; Speaking Tiger, New Delhi, 2018)
- Edited with an Introduction, India and the World: Postcolonialism, Translation and Indian Literature (New Delhi: Pencraft, 2014).
- Gender, Sex and the City: Urdu Rekhti Poetry in India, 1780-1870 (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan; New Delhi: Orient Blackswan, 2012).
- Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2005; New Delhi: Penguin India, 2005, reprinted 2008).
- Gandhi’s Tiger and Sita’s Smile: Essays on Gender, Sexuality and Culture (New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2005, reissued as an e-book 2015).
- With Saleem Kidwai, Same-Sex Love in India: Readings from Literature and History (New York: Palgrave-St Martin’s, 2000). British Edition, Macmillan, 2000. Indian Edition, Macmillan 2001. Lambda Literary Award Finalist. Updated edition Penguin India, 2008.
- Edited, Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society (New York: Routledge, 2002). Lambda Literary Award finalist.
- Sappho and the Virgin Mary: Same-Sex Love and the English Literary Imagination (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996). Indian edition Pearson, New Delhi, 2007.
- Co-edited with Madhu Kishwar, In Search of Answers: Indian Women’s Voices from Manushi (London: Zed Books, 1984, revised edition Horizon Books, Delhi, 1991).
- A Play of Light: Selected Poems (New Delhi: Penguin India, Viking Books, 1994)
- Translated and edited with an introduction, Alone Together: Selected Stories of Mannu Bhandari, Rajee Seth and Archana Varma (New Delhi: Women Unlimited Press, 2013).
- Edited and translated with an introduction, The Co-Wife and Other Stories by Premchand (New Delhi: Penguin, 2008). Some stories from this book also appeared in a low-priced edition in the Penguin Evergreen Classics series, under the title The Shroud (2011).
- Edited and translated with an introduction, Chocolate and other Writings on Male Homeroticism by Pandey Bechan Sharma Ugra (North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2009; with a somewhat different title and introduction, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006).
- About Me (autobiography of Pandey Bechan Sharma Ugra), with an introduction (New Delhi: Penguin, 2007).
Selected Articles in Journals;
- “Self-Delighting Soul: A Reading of Yeats’s “Prayer for My Daughter” in the Light of Indian Philosophy,” Connotations, 24: 2 (2014/15): 239-57. http://www.connotations.uni-tuebingen.de/vanita0242.htm
- “Wilde’s Will: Shakespeare as Model in In Carcere et Vinculis” in The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies, No. 47 (July 2015), 90-100.
- “The Romance of Siblinghood in Bombay Cinema,” in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 36:1 (2013), 25-36. Reprinted in Unfamiliar Ground: Security, Socialisation and Affect in Indian Families ed. Ira Raja (New York: Routledge, 2013).
- “Plato, Wilde and Woolf: The Poetics of Homoerotic ‘Intercourse’ in A Room of One’s Own,” Journal of Lesbian Studies 14: 4 (2010), 415-31.
- “Full of God: Ashtavakra and Ideas of Justice in Hindu Texts,” Research on South Asia (Cambridge University) 3: 2 (2009), 167-81.
- “ ‘Shakespeare’s Tragic Kates: Reframing the Taming in India,” Shakespeare Survey, No. 60 (September 2007), 84-101.
- “Mariological Memory in The Winter’s Tale and Henry VIII,” in Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 40: 2 (Spring 2000), 311-338.
- “ ‘Proper’ Men and ‘Fallen’ Women: The Unprotectedness of Wives in Othello,” Studies in English Literature 1500-1900, 34: 2 (1994), 341-356.Reprinted in Shakespearean Criticism: excerpts from the criticism of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry, from the first published appraisals to current evaluations. (Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 2002), Vol. 67.
- “Men Beware Men: Shakespeare’s Warnings for Unfair Husbands,” Comparative Drama, 28: 2 (1994), 201-220.
- “The Woman Hater as Beaumont and Fletcher’s Reading of Hamlet,” Hamlet Studies 17 (1995), 63-77.
Selected Chapters in Books
- “Male-Female Dialogues on Gender, Sexuality and Dharma in the Hindu Epics,” Chapter 13 in The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Philosophy and Gender ed. Veena Howard (New York: Bloomsbury Academic 2019), 299-323.
- “A Web of Intimacies: Marriage in India, Cross-Sex and Same-Sex” in Courtship, Marriage, and Marriage Breakdown: Perspectives from the History of Emotions ed. Katie Barclay (Routledge, 2019).
- “Sappho in India,” Chapter 32 in The Cambridge Companion to Sappho ed. Adrian Kelly and Patrick Finglass (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2019).
- “Still Flowing Rivers: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Hinduism,” in Hinduism and the Modern World ed. Brian Hatcher (Routledge, 2016), 275-89.
- “India,” in The Fin-de-Siecle World ed. Michael Saler (New York: Routledge, 2014), 283-99.
- “Goddess, Lesbian, Cow: Teaching Suniti Namjoshi in Montana,” in Teaching Anglophone South Asian Women’s Writing ed. Deepika Bahri and Filippo Menozzi (forthcoming New York: Modern Language Association of America).
- “Hinduism and Sexuality,” in Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2012), Vol. 4: 740-53.
- “More Lives than One: My Years in Manushi and the Women’s Movement,” in Making a Difference: Memoirs from a Movement ed. Ritu Menon (Women Unlimited, New Delhi, 2011).
- “Democratizing Marriage: Custom, Consent and the Law,” in Law like Love: Queer Perspectives on Law ed. Arvind Narrain (New Delhi: Yoda Press, 2011), 338-354.
- “Naming Love: The God Kama, the Goddess Ganga, and the Child of Two Women,” in The Lesbian Pre-Modern ed. Diane Watts, Noreen Giffney et al (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011), 119-30.
- “‘The Homoerotics of Travel: People, Ideas, Genres,” in The Cambridge Companion to Gay and Lesbian Writing (Cambridge Companions to Literature) ed. Hugh Stevens (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 99-115. Updated version appeared under the title, “Sexual Exiles or Citizens of the World?: The Homoerotics of Travel,” in Jindal Global Law Review 4: 2 (Nov 2013), 131-50.
- “‘At All Times Near’: Love between Women in Two Medieval Indian Devotional Texts,” in Same-Sex Love and Desire among Women in the Middle Ages ed. Francesca Canade Sautman and Pamela Sheingorn (New York: Palgrave, 2002). Reprinted in Signifying the Self: Women and Literature ed. Malashri Lal, et al (New Delhi: Macmillan 2004).
- “Dosti to Tamanna: Male-Male Love and Normative Indianness in Hindi Cinema,” in Everyday Life in South Asia ed. Diane Mines and Sarah Lamb (Indiana University Press, 2002), 146-58.
“ ‘Bringing Buried Things to Light’: Homoerotic Alliances in To the Lighthouse,” in Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings, ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer (New York: New York University Press, 1997). Reprinted in Illuminations: New Readings of Virginia Woolf ed. Carol Merli (New Delhi: Macmillan, 2004).
“‘Less Without and More Within’: The Rewriting of Male Remorse from Much Ado to Cymbeline,” in Shakespeare: Varied Perspectives, ed. Vikram Chopra, introd. Kenneth Muir (Delhi: B. R. Publications, 1996).
“Throwing Caution to the Winds: Homoerotic Patterns in The Waves,” in Re-Reading, Re-writing, Re-Teaching Virginia Woolf, ed. Eileen Barrett and Patricia Cramer (New York: Pace University Press, 1995)
“Love Unspeakable: The Uses of Allusion in Flush,” in Virginia Woolf: Themes and Variations, ed. Vara Neverow-Turk and Mark Hussey (New York: Pace University Press, 1993)
“Mansfield Park in Miranda House,” in The Lie of the Land: English Literary Studies in India, ed. Rajeswari Sunder Rajan (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1992, rep. 1993).
“Together in Life after Life: Same-Sex Marriage and Hindu Traditions,” in Defending Same-Sex Marriage ed. Mark Strasser, Vol. II, Our Family Values: Same-Sex Marriage and Religion ed. Traci West (Praeger, 2006), 3-18.
The first book to show how the figure of the courtesan shapes the modern Indian political, religious and erotic imagination.
On Gender, Sex and the City:
This book explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow, which was the center of a flourishing Indo-Islamic culture. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by a female speaker and a focus on women's lives, and shows how it became a catalyst for the transformation of the love poem.
"The book belongs to my favorite genre, where the translations, excellent as they are, push the reader toward tasting the 'original.'' - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, series editor (with Hosam Aboul-Ela) of Theory in the WorldOn Love’s Rite:
This absorbing new book…offers a marvelously global perspective characterized by profound historical understanding, impeccable scholarship, and a rare and delightful precision of feeling.
- Terry Castle, Prof, Stanford University
On Sappho and the Virgin Mary:
The story of Mary is that she conceived her son immaculately, an autonomous creation without the intervention of a human male. This Marian ideal of feminine independence, suggests Ruth Vanita in her brilliant book, is one basis for the vast number of independent, unmarried female characters in British fiction. The poetry of Sappho, the direct antecedent of the confessional Romantic lyric, is the other. ... This well-researched, erudite survey shows how present lesbian dynamics have been throughout English literary history.
Ruth Vanita's Sappho & the Virgin Mary is an eloquent refutation of the conventional theoretical association of lesbianism with cultural invisibility. ...Vanita demonstrates that love between women has long constituted an enabling, enriching and ubiquitous component of the literary imagination for female and male authors alike. ... Intrepid, sophisticated, and worldly."
- Corinne Blackmer
Summer 2017 Franklin research grant to work on manuscripts in London Libraries
2015-16 Visiting Scholar, South Asia Centre & Centre for Film and Screen, Cambridge
2014 Featured in Vogue India (October 2014) “The Power of 50: 50 Women
2009 Delivered the Spalding Lecture on Indian Religions, Oxford University2007-08
2007-08 Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship
2003-04 ACLS-SSRC-NEH Senior Research Fellowship
2004 One of ten women worldwide interviewed on film for the Global
Feminisms Project at the University of Michigan
1997-present Ten Merit Awards at the University of Montana for teaching,
scholarship and service
1994-95 Fellow at the Society for Humanities, Cornell University
Visiting Professor, Center for Disciplinary Innovation & South Asian Languages & Civilizations, University of Chicago
Associate Professor in English, Graduate School, Delhi University India
Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor, Miranda House College for Women, Delhi University
Founder co-editor of Manushi, India's first nationwide feminist magazine, 1978-91
Lecturer in English, Miranda House College for Women, and Reader, Department of English, Delhi University, 1976-1997.
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