English Profile


Bryn Agnew

Bryn Agnew

Administrative Associate

Email: bryn.agnew@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 117
Office Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.


Callie Atkinson

Callie Atkinson

Email: callie.atkinson@umontana.edu
Office: LA 101
Office Hours:

Spring 2019:

T 12:30pm-3pm

W 10am-4pm

TH 12:30pm-3pm

F 8am-12pm

 


Publications

The MBF 2017 Emerging Writer's Contest--Poetry Finalist 

"Turning," The Best Emerging PoetsZ Publishing, 2018

The Louisville Review, 2018

 

Professional Experience

University of Montana Press intern: August 2017-present

Jason Bacaj

Jason Bacaj

Email: jason.bacaj@umontana.edu

Catalina Baker

Catalina Baker

Email: catalina.baker@umontana.edu
Office: LA 227
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: T/R 11 AM - 12:30 PM


Robert Baker

Robert Baker

Professor | Director of Graduate Studies

Email: robert.baker@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 219
Office Hours:

Wednesday 1-3; & by appointment

Personal Website

Courses

Courses Taught in Recent Years:

   Contemporary Poetry

   Modernist Poetry

   Virginia Woolf

   Samuel Beckett

   Shakespeare

   Pastoral, Vitalism, and Ecology

Personal Summary

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. 

Education

Cornell University

   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

Modernism

Twentieth-century and contemporary literature

Theories of modernity

Literature and philosophy

Selected Publications

Books

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)

Recent Articles

"Forrest Gander's Phenomenology of Encounter," Paideuma (forthcoming)

"What Do We Mean When We Talk about Transcendence? Plato and Virginia Woolf," Philosophy and Literature (forthcoming)

"'A Kinship between Air and Awareness': Mei-mei Berssenbrugge's Hello, the Roses," ISLE (forthcoming)

"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)

Affiliations

Affiliate of Global Humanities and Religion

Morgan Beavers

Morgan Beavers

Email: mary.beavers@umontana.edu
Office: LA 129
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30AM - 11:30AM


Laura Blake

Laura Blake

Email: laura.blake@umontana.edu
Office: Corbin Hall 257
Office Hours:

Tuesday/ Thursday 1-2 and by appointment


Judy Blunt

Judy Blunt

Professor | Director of Creative Writing

Email: bluntj@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 112
Office Hours:

Monday 11-2; Tuesday and Thursday 11-1; & by appointment

Personal Website

Personal Summary

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.

Education

M.F.A., University of Montana (1994)

Hobbies

Persian Love Cake--English Department Awards Reception, Spring 2009. 

JD Brookbank

JD Brookbank

Email: joseph.brookbank@umontana.edu

Rob Browning

Rob Browning

Visiting Assistant Professor

Email: rob.browning@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 217
Office Hours:

Mondays & Wednesdays 10-11:00 and 12-1:00; Fridays 10-11:00; and by appointment.


Curriculum Vitae

Courses

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)

Personal Summary

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. 

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington

M.A., University of British Columbia

B.A., Kenyon College (3rd year at the University of St. Andrews, SCOTLAND)

Publications

"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.

Teaching Experience

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

International Experience

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.

Hobbies

Hiking and astronomy

Joe Campana

Joe Campana

Online Instructor

Email: joe.campana@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Online instructor. Email for an appointment.


Kevin Canty

Kevin Canty

Professor

Email: kevin.canty@umontana.edu
Office: LA 130
Office Hours:

Tuesday 2-3; Wednesday 1-3; & by appointment

Personal Website

Personal Summary

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.

Education

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

Publications

                          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.

Teaching Experience

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.

Casey Charles

Casey Charles

Professor

Email: casey.charles@mso.umt.edu
Office: 216 LA
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12-1; Friday 12-2

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Courses

 ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film

LIT 520 Shakespeare

Personal Summary

 My work covers the fields of Renaissance literature, queer studies, and critical legal studies.  I am currently teaching Shakespeare and will teach gay and lesbian film and literature in the spring.  I am working on hate crime literature and the law, and am now reviewing the legal archives in relation to the Brandon Teena story as well writing about the hate crimes that bookend "Brokeback Mountain."

Education

BA UC Santa Cruz

MA San Francsico State University

PhD SUNY Buffalo

JD Hastings College of the Law 

Field of Study

I am interested in queer studies and activism, and this focus moves through my work and professional life. 

Selected Publications

 "A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).

Publications

 Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)

The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)

Specialized Skills

Member of the California Bar (inactive)

Professional Experience

I am a lawyer and a poet. 

Affiliations

Board, MAR (Montana Artists Refuge)

Board, University Faculty Association

Trainer, UM Allies (a GLBTIQ awareness and safe space program at UM)

Member, Missoula Gay Men's Chorus

Member and Co-founder, Outfield Alliance, UM 

Hobbies

 Hiking, running, skiing, fishing

Beverly Chin

Beverly Chin

Professor and Chair of English Department

Email: beverly.chin@umontana.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 132
Office Hours:

Spring 2019  By appointment, please.  Thursdays and Fridays are the best days to visit with me.

Because I have numerous meetings, I encourage people to make an appointment (for any day of the week) by phone or email.  

Personal Website

Current Position

Chair, Department of English

Director, English Teaching Program & Montana Writing Project

Courses

Fall 2018:   ENT 440 Teaching Writing  and ENT Creative Drama in the English Class

Spring 2019  Professional papers, independent studies

 

 

 

Education

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

Honors

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)

 

Teaching Experience

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

Affiliations

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)

 

Nancy Cook

Nancy Cook

Professor

Email: nancy.cook@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 124
Office Hours:

Monday 3:20-4; Wednesday 1-2; & by appointment

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor

Past President, Western Literature Association

Treasurer, Western Literature Association

Courses



At the University of Montana: 

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

Education

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

Selected Publications


"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.

Teaching Experience

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

International Experience

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.

Affiliations

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

 

Danielle Cooney

Danielle Cooney


Erin Costello Wecker

Erin Costello Wecker

Assistant Professor, Director of Composition, Affiliated Faculty Irish Studies

Email: erin.wecker@umontana.edu
Office: LA 220
Office Hours:

Spring 2019

Tuesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Personal Website

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Director of Composition, Affiliated Faculty Irish Studies

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Executive Committee

ASCRC Writing Committee

Montana Museum of Art & Culture, Education and Program Committee

Courses

WRIT 101: College Writing I

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

 

 

Education

Ph.D., Composition Studies, University of New Hampshire

M.A., Irish Studies, Boston College

B.A., English, Native American Studies minor, Montana State University, Bozeman

Research Interests

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.

 

 

Projects

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)

National Appointments

Co-Chair, "Living Feminist Lives: Materialities, Methodologies, and Practices." Feminist Workshop, Conference on College Composition and Communication. Pittsburgh, PA. March 13, 2019.

Invited Lectures

"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.

Selected Conference Presentations

"'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.

 

Selected Publications

Refereed Publications

"Looking Backward to See Forward: An Investigative History of Concurrent Enrollment/Dual Credit Writing Courses." (with Patricia Wilde) WPA Writing Program Administration (forthcoming Summer 2019).

“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 44.1 (2015): 264-79.

Book Chapters

"Fashion Forward?" Misogyny in American Culture: Causes, Trends, Solutions. Edited by Letizia Guglielmo, ABC-CLIO publishers, 2018, vol. 1, pp. 49-74.

“Freewriting Reprogrammed: Considerations for Adapting Freewriting to Online Writing Courses.” In G. Rijlaarsdam (series Ed.) & M. Deane & T. Guasch. Studies in Writing: Learning and Teaching Writing Online: Strategies for Success. Leiden: Brill, 2015, pp.113-127. (with Patricia Wilde)

Publications

“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.

Edited Works

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).

 

Affiliations

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

Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Executive Commitee, University of Montana

Morgan Curtin

Morgan Curtin

Academic Advisor

Email: morgan.curtin@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 133H
Office Hours:

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Dwight Curtis

Dwight Curtis

Email: dwight.curtis@umontana.edu
Office: COR 254
Office Hours:

Fall 2018: Tu/Th 11am-12:20pm


Current Position

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Tommy D'Addario

Tommy D'Addario

Email: thomas.daddario@umontana.edu
Office: LA 214
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: M 11am-2pm


Leanne Deschamps

Leanne Deschamps

Adjunct, English Teaching

Email: leanne.deschamps@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA109
Office Hours:

Thursday 7:50pm-8:45pm


Current Position

Adjunct Professor English Teaching 

Courses

ENT 441, Teaching Reading and Literature

Education

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

Honors

1994 Sunnyvale Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Award

Teaching Experience

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 Middle 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. 

Affiliations

NCTE

MATELA

Jesse Durovey

Jesse Durovey

Email: jesse.durovey@umontana.edu
Office: LA 228
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: TR 1:00 - 2:30


Debra Earling

Debra Earling

Professor

Email: debra.earling@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA BUILDING Room 215
Personal Website

Personal Summary

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.

Education

M.F.A., Cornell University (1992)

Louise Economides

Louise Economides

Professor

Email: louise.economides@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 119
Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30-11:50; & by appointment

Personal Website

Education

B.A.   University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A.   University of British Columbia 

Ph.D.   Indiana University, Bloomington

Selected Publications

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).

Natalie Elliot

Natalie Elliot


William Fesperman

William Fesperman


Regina Fitzsimmons

Regina Fitzsimmons

Email: regina.fitzsimmons@umontana.edu

Suzanne Garciapino

Suzanne Garciapino


Beatrice Garrard

Beatrice Garrard


David Gates

David Gates

Associate Professor

Email: david.gates@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 121
Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 5pm-6pm

Personal Website

Personal Summary

David Gates is the author of the novels Jernigan and Preston Falls and two collections of stories, The Wonders of the Invisible World and A Hand Reached Down to Guide Me. His fiction has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Esquire, GQ, Tin House and Ploughshares. His nonfiction has appeared in Newsweek, where he was a longtime writer and editor, The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, GQ, Rolling Stone, H.O.W., The Oxford American and the Journal of Country Music. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and his books have been finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Education

B.A., University of Connecticut (1972)

Nicole Gomez

Nicole Gomez


Henrietta Goodman

Henrietta Goodman

Adjunct

Email: henrietta.goodman@mso.umt.edu
Office: Corbin 337
Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-11


Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin

Email: emily.griffin@umontana.edu

Quan Manh Ha

Quan Manh Ha

Associate Professor

Email: quan.ha@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 213
Office Hours:

Spring 2018

Tues & Thurs 8:45-9:30

                      11:45-12:30        

Personal Website

Current Position

Associate Professor of American Literature & Ethnic Studies

 

Courses

SPRING 2018

LIT 300: Literary Theory and Criticism

LIT 369: The American Short Story since 1945

PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT COURSES

LIT 521 Ethnic American Literature

             Ethnic American Memoirs & Autobiographies

LIT 596 Graduate Independent Study: Vietnam & the Vietnamese Immigrant Experience in Literary Imagination

             Modern & Contemporary U.S. Drama

LIT 420 Critical Race Theory

LIT 391 Special Topics: Vietnamese Literature in English Translation, 1930-Present

             American Drama since 1900

            The Vietnam War & Its Aftermath in Literature

LIT 369 Short Fiction: American Short Stories since 1945 (Honors)

            The American Short Story & Novella

LIT 344 Asian American Literature

LIT 211 American Literature II

LIT 343 African American Literature: The New Negro / Voices of the Harlem Renaissance

            The Black Aesthetic Movement & the Second Renaissance (1960s-2000)

             Fiction and Drama since 1900

LIT 201 Introduction to Literary Studies

LIT 110: Introduction to Literature

LIT 301 Studies in Literary Forms

LIT 304 / 420 U.S. Writers of Colors

LIT 300 Applied Literary Criticism

 

Education

  • 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

Publications

Research Areas: Multiethnic U.S. Literatures, Vietnam War Literature, Southeast Asian Literature, Literary Translation

Dana Haring

Dana Haring

Adjunct, English Teaching

Email: dana.haring@mso.umt.edu
Office Hours:

Reachable by phone Monday - Thursday 3pm-8pm


Brady Harrison

Brady Harrison

Professor

Email: brady.harrison@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA/Eck Hall 114
Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor

 

An interview about "The Dying Athabaskan":  https://tedmorrissey.wordpress.com/2018/02/10/interview-with-brady-harrison-the-dying-athabaskan/

Courses

Recent Graduate Courses:

Whales and Shaggy Dogs, Among Others

The Contemporary Novel

Recent Undergraduate Courses:

The American Novel (multiple iterations)

The Anatomy

The Brontës

Canadian Literature

Faulkner

The Novella

Education

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 Novel

The History of the Novel

The Anatomy

Short Fiction and the Novella

American, Canadian, and English Literatures

Selected Publications

BOOKS:

Co-Editor with Barry Faulk, Florida State University.  Punk Rock Warlord:  The Life and Work of Joe Strummer.  Farnham and Burlington:  Routledge/Ashgate, 2014.

Co-Editor with Lisa Simon, University of Montana.  These Living Songs:  Reading Montana Poetry.  Missoula:  University of Montana Press, 2014. 

Editor, All Our Stories Are Here: Critical Perspectives on Montana Literature.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009.

Editor, Davis, Richard Harding.  Soldiers of Fortune.  Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2006.

Agent of Empire: William Walker and the Imperial Self in American Literature.  Athens:  University of Georgia Press, 2004.

JOURNAL ISSUE:

Co-editor, with Tamas Dobozy, Wilfred Laurier University, of a special issue of Short StoryTripping 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 FictionSouthwestern 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 JournalCardinal 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.

Teaching Experience

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

William Hess

William Hess

Email: william.hess@umontana.edu

Stacia Hill

Stacia Hill

MFA Candidate Nonfiction

Email: stacia.hill@umontana.edu

John Hunt

John Hunt

Professor

Email: john.hunt@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 127
Office Hours:

Monday 1:30-3:30; & by appointment

Personal Website

Current Position

Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies

Courses

In addition to the works of Joyce, I teach classes in the literature of the English Renaissance, particularly Shakespeare (most of the plays and poems, at different times) and the "metaphysical" poets (John Donne, George Herbert, Andrew Marvell, and others). I teach some medieval literature, including Dante's works in English translation (but with regular attention to the Italian originals). I also have taught several classes studying the influences on later writers of the Roman poet Ovid. Many of my classes provide optional, out-of-class opportunities for reading texts aloud and discussing them further.

Education

B.A. in English, Williams College, 1976.

M.A. in English, Stanford University, 1977.

Ph.D. in English, Stanford University, 1984.

Research Interests

I am the author of The Joyce Project (www.joyceproject.com), a developing multimedia hypertext of James Joyce's monumental novel Ulysses. Users of the site can scroll through the novel's 18 chapters and clink on links that take them to windows containing explanatory notes supplemented with photographs, maps, music, and other relevant audio-visual material. The notes point to other notes and to related details in far-off parts of the novel, encouraging users to perform the kinds of non-linear, highly connective reading that Joyce requires.

Honors

Phi Beta Kappa, Williams College, 1975.

Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, University of Rochester, 1985-86.

Hobbies

Skiing, hiking, canoeing, cycling, singing, woodworking, gardening, playgoing.

Miles Jochem

Miles Jochem

Email: miles.jochem@umontana.edu

Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Budget Analyst II

Email: laura5.jones@umontana.edu
Office: LA 101-B
Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Education

B.A. University of Montana, Liberal Studies/Environmental Studies Emphasis, 1993

Professional Experience

University of Montana since 2008

Kathleen Kane

Kathleen Kane

Associate Professor

Email: katie.kane@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 111
Office Hours:

Tuesday 2-3:30; & by appointment

Personal Website

Current Position

Director of Irish Studies

Courses

LIT 300 Introduction to Literary Theory

LIT 400 Cultural Studies

Education

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. 

Selected Publications

 

“‘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://152.1.96.5/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.

 

Publications

 

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

 

 

Specialized Skills

 

 

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

Affiliations

Modern Languages Association: Delegate Assemblyperson, 2006-2009.

American Conference for Irish Studies

American Studies Association

Montana Gaelic Cutlural Society

Ashby Kinch

Ashby Kinch

Professor (English)

Email: ashby.kinch@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 221 (English) / Lomm
Office Hours:

Office hours for English (LA 221): Mon 2-4; Wed 3-4; Thurs 9-10; by appt.

For Graduate School appointments Lommasson 224), call 243-2572. 

 

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor of English, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Courses

Fall 2018: LIT 522.02: Death and Literature

Personal Summary

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. I recently published a book, Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in Late Medieval Culture, on 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.

Education

Occidental College, A.B. English and Comparative Literary Studies

University of Michigan, PhD, English (Specializations: Middle English Literature and critical theory)

Research Interests

Medieval Literature, particularly Middle English Literature

Late Medieval Art

Thanatology / Death Studies 

History of the English Lyric

Neuroscience and Literature

 

Selected Publications

“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 MercyJEGP 105.3 (2006), 415-445.

Teaching Experience

 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)

International Experience

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)

 

Affiliations

International Courtly Literature Society

New Chaucer Society

International Alain Chartier Society

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

 

Hobbies

 Skiing, rugby (mostly watching these days), guitar. 

Joseph Kirk

Joseph Kirk

Email: joseph.kirk@umontana.edu

Mandi Klimpel

Mandi Klimpel

Adjunct, English Teaching

Email: mandi.klimpel@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 109
Office Hours:

Fall 2017: Wednesday 8-9pm; & by appointment


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Adjunct Professor

Courses

ENt 440 Teaching Writing Methods

Education

M.ed in Curriculum & Instruction University of Montana 2008

BA in English Montana State University 2001

Teaching Experience

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

Joanna Klink

Professor

Email: joanna.klink@umontana.edu
Office: LA 231
Personal Website

Personal Summary


Joanna Klink is the author of four books of poetry, They Are Sleeping, Circadian, Raptus, and Excerpts from a Secret Prophecy. 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, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is the 2017-2018 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship.

 

Education

M.F.A. Poetry, University of Iowa (1998), Ph.D. Humanities, Johns Hopkins University (2002)

Christopher J. Knight

Christopher J. Knight

Professor

Email: christopher.knight@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 115
Office Hours:

Wednesday & Friday 10:10am-11:10am.

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor

Courses

American Literature I (ENLT 224)

American Literature II (ENLT 225)

Applied Literary Criticism (ENLT 301)

Shakespeare (LIT 327)

Studies in a Major Author (past courses on Jane Austen, Henry James, Virginia Woolf, Penelope Fitzgerald) (ENLT 321)

Studies in Literary Form (Contemporary Women Fiction Writers: Lydia Davis, Kathryn Davis, Penelope Fitzgerald, Marilynne Robinson & Lorrie Moore) (ENLT 323)

Modern Poetry (ENLT 333)

History of Criticism and Theory (ENLT 420)

Seminar in British Literature: Penelope Fitzgerald (LIT 520) & Jane Austen (LIT 520)

Seminar in American Literature: Henry James (LIT 521) & T. S. Eliot (LIT 521)

Seminar in Comparative Literature: Modern Apophaticism (LIT  522)

Studies in the Film: Woody Allen (ENFM 381)

Education

Ph.D. New York University

M.A. New York University

B.A. Manhattan College

Field of Study

Modern American and British Literature, Critical Theory & Film

Selected Publications

Books:

 Penelope Fitzgerald and the Consolation of Fiction. Routledge, 2017 (published September 2016), 297 pp.

 

Omissions Are Not Accidents: Modern Apophaticism from Henry James to Jacques Derrida. University of Toronto Press, 2010, 267 pp.

 

Uncommon Readers: Denis Donoghue, Frank Kermode, George Steiner and the Tradition of the Common Reader. University of Toronto Press, 2003, 506 pp.

 

Hints and Guesses: William Gaddis’s Fiction of Longing. University of Wisconsin Press, 1997, 302 pp.

 

The Patient Particulars: American Modernism and the Technique of Originality. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press and London: Associated University Presses, 1995, 252 pp.

 

Book Chapters:

 

“‘The Long Day’s Journey of the Saturday’: George Steiner’s Real Presences and the ‘Middle Space.’” The Wounds of Possibility: Essays on George Steiner. Ed. Gil Soeiro. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

 

“Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons and the Premises of Classicalism.” Reprint. Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Detroit: Gale Research Co., forthcoming in 2013. 

 

“Late Style in Woody Allen’s Films.” Companion to Woody Allen. Ed. Peter J. Bailey and Sam B. Girgus. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.

 

“‘Trying to Make Negative Things Do the Work of Positive Ones’: William Gaddis and Apophaticism.” William Gaddis: “The Last of Something.” Ed. Crystal Alberts, Christopher Leise and Birger Vawesenbeeck. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2009: 51 – 68.

 

“Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age: The Apophatic Impulse,” in Charles Taylor's Vision of Modernity: Reconstructions and Interpretations. Ed. Christopher Garbowski, Jan Hudzik and Jan Klos, Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009: 64 – 86. Also, in Polish translation, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University Press, 2011.

 

“George Steiner and the Religion of Abstraction.” Contemporary Literary Criticism, Volume 221 (CLC-221). Detroit: Gale Research Co., 2006.

 

“Woody Allen’s Manhattan and the Ethicity of Narrative.” The Films of Woody Allen: Critical Essays. Ed. Charles L. P. Silet. Lanham, MD, Toronto & Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, Inc. (Imprint of Rowan & Littlefield), 2006: 145 – 155.

 

“William Gaddis’s A Frolic of His Own: Whose Law? Whose Justice?” In William Gaddis. Edited & Introduced by Harold Bloom. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004: 173 – 217.

 

“An Interview with Lydia Davis.” Short Story Criticism, Vol. 61 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 2003).

 

“William Gaddis.” The Dictionary of Literary Biography on American Novelists Since World War II.  Edited by James R. and Wanda  H. Giles.  Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc. (2003).

 

“Saul Bellow.” The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Life: 1960s (New York: Scribner, 2002).

 

“Lionel Trilling.” The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Life: 1960s (New York: Scribner, 2002).

 

“William Gaddis.” The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Life: 1997-99, Vol. 5 (New York: Scribner, 2001).

 

“Gertrude Stein.” The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Criticism and Theory. Ed. Martin Kreiswirth and Michael Groden. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994.

 

The Hudson Review.” American Literary Magazines: The Twentieth Century. Ed. Edward E. Chielens. Westport, CT and London: The Greenwood Press, 1992.

 

“Marianne Moore: Appreciating Both the Trope of the Imagination and Wallace Stevens' Handling of the Same.” Marianne Moore: Woman and Poet, Orono, ed. Patricia C. Willis. Orono, Maine: The National Poetry Foundation/University of Maine Press, 1990: 419 – 30.

 

“Flemish Art and Wyatt's Quest for Redemption in William Gaddis's The Recognitions.” In Recognition of William Gaddis: A Collection of Critical Essays. Ed. Steven Moore and John Kuehl.  Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1984: 58 – 69.

 

 

Journal Essays and Interviews:

 

“Between the Hither and the Farther Shore”: Penelope Fitzgerald’s Offshore. Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Vol. 17, No. 1 (Winter 2014): 90 – 111.

 

“Concerning the Unpredictable: Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Gate of Angels and the Challenges to Modern Religious Belief,” Religion & Literature, Vol. 45, No. 3 (Autumn 2013): 25 – 57.

 

“Penelope Fitzgerald’s Beginnings: The Golden Child and Fitzgerald’s Anxious Relation to Detective Fiction.” Cambridge Quarterly. Vol. 41, Issue 3 (September 2012): 345 – 64.

 

“The Second Saddest Story: Despair, Belief, and Moral Perseverance in Penelope Fitzgerald’s The Bookshop.” Journal of Narrative Theory. Vol. 42., No. 1 (Winter 2012): 69-90.

 

“Two Sides to Every Story.” Review Essay on Frank Kermode, Concerning E. M. Forster. Twentieth-Century Literature. Vol. 56., No. 2 (Summer 2010).

 

“‘For Once, Then, Something’: Krzysztof Kieslowski’s The Double Life of Veronique and the Apophatic Beyond,” Literature/Film Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 4 (2009): 283-94.

 

“Lydia Davis’s Own Philosophical Investigation: The End of the Story.” Journal of Narrative Theory, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Summer 2008): 198-228.

 

“William Gaddis’s Parthian Shot: Social Criticism in the Posthumous Agape Agape and The Rush for Second Place.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, Vol. 49, No. 2 (Winter 2008): 205-20.

 

“‘The God of Love is Full of Tricks’: Virginia Woolf’s Vexed Relation to the Tradition of Christianity.” Religion & Literature, vol. 39, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 27-46.

 

“Woody Allen’s Annie Hall: Galatea’s Triumph Over Pygmalion.” Literature/Film Quarterly (July 2004): 213-21.

 

“Contemporary American Poetry.” American Literary History, Vol. 14, No. 1 (Spring 2002): 181-93.

 

“William Gaddis: The New York State Writers Tapes.” Contemporary Literature, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Winter 2001): 667-93.

 

“William Gaddis’s Carpenter’s Gothic and the Shadow of Late Twain.” Q/W/E/R/T/Y, No. 10 (October 2000): 109-14.

 

“An Interview with Lydia Davis.”  Contemporary Literature, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter 1999): 525-51.

Teaching Experience

Prior Teachings Posts:

University of Wales at Aberystwyth

University at Albany, State University of New York

Miami University

Warsaw University

Marii-Curie Sklodowskiej University

The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

The University of Texas at Austin

Stevens Institute of Technology

Pace University

York College, CUNY

New York University

Cassandra Lee

Cassandra Lee


Jensen Lillquist

Jensen Lillquist

Email: jensen.lillquist@umontana.edu
Office: LA 129
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: Monday 10-11 AM; Wednesday 9-11 AM


Barry Maxwell

Barry Maxwell

Photo by Roberto Roldan

Email: barry.maxwell@umontana.edu

Sean McConnaha

Sean McConnaha

Email: sean.mcconnaha@umontana.edu

Amanda McGinnis

Amanda McGinnis

Instructor

Fax: (406) 243-6194
Email: amanda.mcginnis@mso.umt.edu
Office: International Center 109

Deirdre McNamer

Deirdre McNamer

Professor

Email: deirdre.mcnamer@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 116
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12pm-5pm

Personal Website
Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

Professor, English/creative writing--fiction

Courses

Graduate fiction workshop

Undergraduate fiction workshop

Graduate Techniques course

Graduate Special Topics course

Personal Summary

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.

Education

B.A., University of Montana, Journalism, 1973.

M.F.A., University of Montana, Fiction, 1987.

Research Interests

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

Journalism, B.A..

Creative writing, fiction, M.F.A.

Selected Publications

Beneath 

Publications

Novels:

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

Honors

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. 

Teaching Experience

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.

 

Professional Experience

Reporter for the Associated Press and several daily newspapers in the Northwest, 1973-1984

Free-lance work for national magazines and newspapers, subsequently.

Affiliations

PEN

Carlos Medina

Carlos Medina

Email: carlos.medina@umontana.edu
Office: LA 214
Office Hours:

Spring 2018 W 3:00PM-5:00PM


Andrew Mendoza

Andrew Mendoza


Jenny Montgomery

Jenny Montgomery

Photo by Chris Latray

Email: jennifer1.montgomery@umontana.edu

Amelia Morand

Amelia Morand

Email: amelia.morand@umontana.edu
Office: LA 228
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: MF 12-1:30


Miranda Morgan

Miranda Morgan

Email: miranda.morgan@umontana.edu
Office: LA 227
Office Hours:

Wednesday 12PM - 3PM


Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy

Professor

Email: michael.murphy@mso.umt.edu
Office: McGill 229
Personal Website

Current Position

Professor, School of Media Arts 

Personal Summary

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.”

Emma Neslund

Emma Neslund

Email: emma.neslund@umontana.edu

Traolach O'Riordain

Traolach O'Riordain

Director of Irish Studies

Email: traolach.oriordain@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 125
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-4:30.
 


Research Interests

Irish language, nationalism, Gaelic culture, Irish literature in Irish, Irish history, Irish religious history and philosophy.

Peggyjo Pabustan

Peggyjo Pabustan

Email: peggyjo.pabustan@umontana.edu

Elizabeth Paich

Elizabeth Paich

Email: elizabeth.paich@umontana.edu

Mason Parker

Mason Parker

Email: mason.parker@umontana.edu

Emma Pfeiffer

Emma Pfeiffer

Email: emma.pfeiffer@umontana.edu

Melissa Phelan

Melissa Phelan

Email: melissa.phelan@umontana.edu

Jonathan Pierce

Jonathan Pierce

Email: jonathan.pierce@umontana.edu

David Queen

David Queen

Email: david.queen@umontana.edu

Zooey Raasch

Zooey Raasch

Graduate Program Coordinator

Fax: 243-4184
Email: zooey.raasch@umontana.edu
Office: Health Sciences 104
Office Hours:

 

 


Amy Ratto Parks

Amy Ratto Parks

Assistant Director of Composition

Email: amy.ratto-parks@mso.umt.edu
Office: Liberal Arts 212
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 12:30-2:00.

Personal Website

Current Position

Assistant Director of Composition

Coordinator, Multi-Campus Writing Placement Assessment

Coordinator, University-wide Program-level Writing Assessment

Education

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

 

 

Selected Publications

Recent Papers and Conference Papers

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 

Recent Poetry

“In The Dark Warren.” Towers and Dungeons. Lilac City Fairytales, vol. 4.

“Amy Who.” Bright Bones: Contemporary Montana Writing.

“Apocrypha.” Weird Sisters. Lilac City Fairytales, vol. 3.

“Verb of Being.” Classical Outlook. 91(2).

“The Song We Say We Do Not Sing.” Verde Que Te Quiero Verde. Open Country Press

The Gold Mirror Girl. Marry A Monster. Lilac City Fairytales, vol. 2.

Publications

Books

How To Remember The World, Forthcoming, September 2018

Radial Bloom. Verse Novel. Forthcoming, September 2018.

Song of Days, Torn and Mended. Poetry collection. alice blue books. Fall 2015.

Bread and Water Body. Poetry collection. Winner of the Merriam Frontier Prize. 2004.

Honors

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.

 

 

Eric Reimer

Eric Reimer

Associate Professor | Director of Literature

Email: eric.reimer@umontana.edu
Office: LA 226
Office Hours:

Monday 9-11; Wednesday 1-2; & by appointment

Personal Website

Current Position

 Assistant Professor of English

Courses

Introduction to Literature (LIT 201)

British Literature: Victorian to Contemporary (LIT 222)

Applied Literary Criticism (LIT 300)

Music and Literature (LIT 376)

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 522)

Education

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.

Selected Publications

"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).

Hope Ruskaup

Hope Ruskaup


Erin Saldin

Erin Saldin

Lecturer

Email: erin.saldin@mso.umt.edu
Office: DHC 106
Office Hours:

Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:00am.

Personal Website

Personal Summary

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.

Education

M.F.A. University of Virginia

Professional Experience

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.

Maren Schiffer

Maren Schiffer

Email: maren.schiffer@umontana.edu
Office: LA 229
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: Monday 12-3


Kelly Schirmann

Kelly Schirmann


Abby Seethoff

Abby Seethoff

Student Marketing Assistant, Design

Email: abby.seethoff@mso.umt.edu
Office: UC 249

Alicia Sepulveda

Alicia Sepulveda

Email: alicia.sepulveda@umontana.edu
Office: Corbin Hall 258
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: T 12:30-2:30 & R 12:30-1:30


Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma

Professor

Email: prageeta.sharma@mso.umt.edu
Office: LA 211
Office Hours:

Wednesday 3:10pm-5:00pm; & by appointment

Personal Website

Personal Summary

Prageeta Sharma is the author of Bliss to Fill (Subpress Collective, 2000), The Opening Question (Fence Books, 2004, winner of the 2004 Fence Modern Poets Prize), Infamous Landscapes (Fence Books, 2007) and Undergloom (Fence, 2013). Sharma’s poems and writing have appeared in Art Asia Pacific, Bomb, Boston Review, Fence, Indiana Review, The Literary Review, Vanitas, Women’s Review of Books and other journals. She is a recipient of the 2010 Howard Foundation Grant.

Education

Brown University; MFA in poetry

The New School (Formally the New School for Social Research); MA in Media Studies

Simon's Rock College of Bard; BA in English

Jennifer Sheets

Jennifer Sheets

Email: jennifer.sheets@umontana.edu
Office: LA 227
Office Hours:

Tuesday 12:30PM - 2:30PM; Thursday 12:30PM - 1:30PM


Blake Sherman

Blake Sherman

Email: blake.sherman@umontana.edu
Office: LA 129
Office Hours:

Monday 11:00AM - 12:00PM; Friday 11:00AM - 1:00PM


Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Email: rachel2.smith@umontana.edu
Office: LA 229
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: 

Monday: 11-12

Wednesday 2-3 

And by appointment


Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Administrative Associate III

Email: rachel.smith@umontana.edu
Office: LA 101
Office Hours:

8:00am - 5:00 pm 


Emma Spencer

Emma Spencer

Email: emma.spencer@umontana.edu

Robert Stubblefield

Robert Stubblefield

Lecturer

Email: robert.stubblefield@umontana.edu
Office: Corbin 339
Office Hours:

Monday 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Tuesday 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Wednesday 3:00-5:00 p.m.; & by appointment

Personal Website

Current Position

Lecturer

Courses

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

 

 

Personal Summary

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.

Education

M.F.A., University of Montana, 1994

B.A, Eastern Oregon University, 1992

Selected Publications

Fiction

"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


   
Nonfiction  

"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
 

Teaching Experience

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
 

Professional Experience

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.

Rebecca Swanberg

Rebecca Swanberg


Kylie Westerlind

Kylie Westerlind

Email: kylie.westerlind@umontana.edu
Office: LA 228
Office Hours:

Spring 2018: Wednesdays, 12pm-3pm


Taylor White

Taylor White

Email: taylor1.white@umontana.edu

Amanda Wilgus

Amanda Wilgus

Email: amanda.wilgus@umontana.edu
Office: BRAN 214

Anna Wilson

Anna Wilson

Email: anna.wilson@umontana.edu
Office: Corbin Hall 258

Riley Woods

Riley Woods

Email: riley.woods@umontana.edu
Office: LA 214
Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday 11:30AM - 1:00PM

Friday 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Benjamin Yeager

Benjamin Yeager