Administrative AssociateEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 117
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Callie AtkinsonEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 101
The MBF 2017 Emerging Writer's Contest--Poetry Finalist
"Turning," The Best Emerging Poets, Z Publishing, 2018
The Louisville Review, 2018
University of Montana Press intern: August 2017-present
Jason BacajEmail: email@example.com
Catalina BakerEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 227
Spring 2018: T/R 11 AM - 12:30 PM
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)
"What Do the Inconsolable See? From Virgil's Orpheus to Marilynne Robinson's Ruth," Religion and the Arts (forthcoming)
"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 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
Morgan BeaversEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 129
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Laura BlakeEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Corbin Hall 257
Tuesday/ Thursday 1-2 and by appointment
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.
JD BrookbankEmail: email@example.com
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
Online InstructorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online instructor. Email for an appointment.
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.
ENFM 320/ LIT 327 Shakespeare and Film
LIT 520 Shakespeare
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."
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.
"A Jury of One's Queers," in Queer Mobilizations (NYU Press 2009).
Controlled Burn (poetry chapbook, Pudding House, 2007)
The Sharon Kowalski Case: Lesbian and Gay Rights on Trial (Kansas 2003)
Member of the California Bar (inactive)
I am a lawyer and a poet.
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
Hiking, running, skiing, fishing
Professor and Chair of English DepartmentEmail: email@example.com
Office: Liberal Arts 109
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
Chair, Department of English
Director, English Teaching Program & Montana Writing Project
Fall 2018: ENT 440 Teaching Writing and ENT Creative Drama in the English Class
Spring 2019 Professional papers, independent studies
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)
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
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
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
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)
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.
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.
"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." (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.
"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)
“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. 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
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Executive Commitee, University of Montana
Academic AdvisorEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mondays from 9:00-11:00
Tuesdays from 2:00-4:00
Fridays from 2:00-4:00
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- Investigating registration holds
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- Discussing course registration changes and registration processes
- Asking about language placement exams
- Asking about transfer credit
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- Planning spring semester course registration
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- Developing a long range academic plan
- Reviewing Degree Works
- Completing reinstatement plans
- Completing Financial Aid Appeal forms
- Discussing academic status
Dwight CurtisEmail: email@example.com
Office: COR 254
Fall 2018: Tu/Th 11am-12:20pm
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Tommy D'AddarioEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 214
Spring 2018: M 11am-2pm
Adjunct, English TeachingEmail: email@example.com
Adjunct Professor English Teaching
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 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.
Jesse DuroveyEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 228
Spring 2018: TR 1:00 - 2:30
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).
Regina FitzsimmonsEmail: email@example.com
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.
B.A., University of Connecticut (1972)
Office: Corbin 337
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 10-11
Emily GriffinEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of American Literature & Ethnic Studies
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
- 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 U.S. Literatures, Vietnam War Literature, Southeast Asian Literature, Literary Translation
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 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.
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
William HessEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MFA Candidate NonfictionEmail: email@example.com
Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Graduate Studies
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.
B.A. in English, Williams College, 1976.
M.A. in English, Stanford University, 1977.
Ph.D. in English, Stanford University, 1984.
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.
Phi Beta Kappa, Williams College, 1975.
Mellon postdoctoral fellowship, University of Rochester, 1985-86.
Skiing, hiking, canoeing, cycling, singing, woodworking, gardening, playgoing.
Miles JochemEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Professor of English, Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Fall 2018: LIT 522.02: Death and Literature
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.
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, rugby (mostly watching these days), guitar.
Joseph KirkEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, 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.
M.F.A. Poetry, University of Iowa (1998), Ph.D. Humanities, Johns Hopkins University (2002)
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)
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
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.
“‘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.
Prior Teachings Posts:
University of Wales at Aberystwyth
University at Albany, State University of New York
Marii-Curie Sklodowskiej University
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law
The University of Texas at Austin
Stevens Institute of Technology
York College, CUNY
New York University
Jensen LillquistEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 129
Spring 2018: Monday 10-11 AM; Wednesday 9-11 AM
Sean McConnahaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
InstructorFax: (406) 243-6194
Office: International Center 109
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.
Carlos MedinaEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 214
Spring 2018 W 3:00PM-5:00PM
Photo by Chris LatrayEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelia MorandEmail: email@example.com
Office: LA 228
Spring 2018: MF 12-1:30
Miranda MorganEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 227
Wednesday 12PM - 3PM
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.”
Emma NeslundEmail: email@example.com
Director of Irish StudiesEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: LA 125
Tuesday & Thursday 2:30-4:30.
Irish language, nationalism, Gaelic culture, Irish literature in Irish, Irish history, Irish religious history and philosophy.
Peggyjo PabustanEmail: email@example.com
Elizabeth PaichEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mason ParkerEmail: email@example.com
Emma PfeifferEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa PhelanEmail: email@example.com
Jonathan PierceEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
David QueenEmail: email@example.com
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.
Assistant Professor of English
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)
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).
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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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.
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
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C&I 194: First-Year Seminar
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CRWR 115: Montana Writers Live!
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CRWR 234: The Oval Magazine Design Studio
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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
"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
"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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