Derek Craig Maus
Assistant Professor
Department of English and Communication
244 Morey Hall
Potsdam, NY 13676

Refereed Publications
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University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Ph.D  (awarded December 2001)

Dissertation (defended July 2001): Comparative examination of themes, language and forms in American and Russian satirical fiction produced during the Cold War. Directed by Linda Wagner-Martin.
Committee members: Joe Flora, Madeline Levine, Christopher Putney, Julius Rowan Raper
Written and Oral Examinations passed with distinction in Fall 1999.
Major: Twentieth-Century American Literature. Minor: Russian Literature and Language

Master of Arts in English (May 1997)

M.A. thesis: "It's a Good Idea, But It Won't Work: Redefining of Proletarian Literature through the Works of John Dos Passos, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison and John Steinbeck."

University of Arkansas (August 1991-December 1993)

Bachelor of Arts in English and History, Magna Cum Laude (Dec. 1993)

Senior honors thesis: "Laughing Through Clenched Teeth: The Cold War Satire of Thomas Pynchon, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Vladimir Voinovich and Aleksandr Zinoviev."


Online teaching portfolio available at

Assistant Professor
State University of New York, College at Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication

LITR 201: Patterns of Literature  (Fall 2005)
This is a new course as of the Fall 2005 semester, serving as part of a new intermediate core of "methods" courses designed to give literature students a stronger grounding in a variety of methodologies related to the discipline. This course gives experience in recognizing and responding critically to one or more common narrative (or other structural) strategies, including topics, plot structures, character types, and other recurrent patterns used in literature across historical, linguistic, and geographic boundaries.
LITR 482: World Literature: South Asian Fiction (Fall 2005)
This course looks at a sampling of contemporary works of fiction by writers (Desai, Ghosh, Hamid, Lahiri, Mehta, Rushdie, Selvadurai, Suri, Tharoor) associated with the cultures of the South Asian subcontinent. A substantial part of our focus in the course will be to examine both the noteworthy similarities and the striking differences among them in terms of themes, techniques, attitudes, and styles. The larger goal, though, is to get a better sense of the complex interweavings of language, religion, nationality, politics, and aesthetics that exist in a part of the world about which most North Americans know very little, despite its cultural traditions that date back thousands of years.
LITR 330: Topics in Film – Mythic Film Trilogies (Spring 2005)
This course sets out with the assumption that film is one of the main conduits through which mythic notions enter contemporary American culture, and examines the ways in which three massively influential film trilogies – George Lucas’s first three Star Wars movies, Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings, and the Wachowski brothers’ Matrix movies – have conveyed various patterns, concepts and even belief systems associated with mythology. This course was part of learning community with a history course on hero figures in classical antiquity.
LITR 495: Contemporary African-American Fiction (Spring 2005)
This course attempts a sampling of some of the variety of contemporary African-American fiction by approaching it from several different perspectives, some thematic, some demographic and some critical. It begins with three “literary” novels – Morrison’s Beloved, Naylor’s Mama Day, and Whitehead’s John Henry Days – discussing them in terms of how African-American writers have both embraced and expanded upon the mainstream acceptance of Morrison (and others) within the larger literary canon. Following this are three pairings of works by one writer each from an older and a younger generation: James Baldwin’s Giovanni’s Room paired with E. Lynn Harris’s Invisible Life; Octavia Butler’s Wild Seed paired with Nalo Hopkinson’s Midnight Robber; finally, and Chester Himes’s A Rage in Harlem paired with Walter Mosley’s A Red Death.
LITR 481: Contemporary Fiction of the Middle East (Fall 2004)
This course examines a series of fictional works from the Middle East, including writers from Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria, and Turkey. We will intersperse our reading with selections from Bernard Lewis's historical overview of the Middle East as well as other sources on select topics (e.g., the Crusades, the Balfour Declaration, the Iran-Iraq War) to get some broader perspective on the region's long-term political and cultural situation.
LITR 395: Cold War Literature (Spring 2004)
This course looks at a sampling of American fiction and drama that explicitly comments on the culture of the Cold War period. Readings ranged from “genre fiction” works such as Pat Frank’s Alas, Babylon and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz to “serious” works such as E.L. Doctorow’s The Book of Daniel and Joseph Heller’s Catch-22. The course was part of a learning community that included courses in the history and politics departments. Cross-listed for credit in the college Honors Program.
LITR 317: The Contemporary World of Fiction (Fall 2003)
This course takes a broad global view at contemporary fiction written by authors from five different continents and numerous national and ethnic groups within those continents. The reading includes an extensive, challenging, and diverse selection of contemporary works, both selections from an anthology of contemporary short fiction and novels by Rebecca Wells, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Sherman Alexie, and Hanif Kureishi. The primary goal of the course is to achieve a wider understanding and experience of the multiplicity of viewpoints from which the world of today can be depicted in fiction.  Qualified for Cross-Cultural general education credit. Cross-listed for credit in the college Honors Program.
LITR 520: Survey of Contemporary Asian Fiction (Spring 2003)
This course looks at a sizable body of contemporary fiction by writers who culturally, nationally, or racially self-identify as Asian. This includes fiction by Asian émigrés to Europe and North America (Bharati Mukherjee, Salman Rushdie, Ha Jin), and second-generation émigrés born outside Asia (Gish Jen, Susan Choi), as well as writers who have remained in their native countries for most or all of their lives (Kenzaburo Oe, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Chingiz Aitmatov, Duong Thu Huong, Banana Yoshimoto).
LITR 343: Introduction to Folklore and Mythology
This course consists of a two-part introduction into both the forms and functions of folklore and mythology. The expository and theoretical portion consists of readings from Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. The applied, analytical portion varies with different sections of the course; one version traces the development of the Arthurian legend in both literature (de Troyes, Malamud, Coover) and film (Star Wars, Excalibur, The Mists of Avalon); another uses a series of novels -- e.g., Achebe's Arrow of God, Barth's Chimera, Hesse's Siddhartha, Martel's Life of Pi, Robbins's Jitterbug Perfume, Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories -- to examine the ways in which mythological themes have been reinterpreted for contemporary audiences.
LITR 520: Global Science Fiction (Summer 2002)
A wide-ranging survey of international science fiction, beginning with brief anthologized selections from the 16th-19th century and moving forward through a broader sampling from the 20th century. Includes anthologies of Japanese and African diasporic sci-fi, as well as selections by Zamyatin, Capek, and Lem.
LITR 112: Modern Literature
Introduction for non-majors and lower-division majors to modernist literature in Britain and the U.S. Readings included Joyce, Hemingway, Twain, Gilman, Lawrence, Cather, Hemingway and a collection of Harlem Renaissance writers.
LITR 495: What Difference Does a Hyphen Make? --
Contemporary African and African-American Fiction (Spring 2002)
Upper-division course comparing themes in contemporary African and African-American novels. Included texts by Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, Ralph Ellison, Ama Ata Aidoo, Sembene Ousmane, Ngugi wa Thiongo, Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka. Qualified for Cross-Cultural and Writing Intensive general education credit.
COMP 101: Writing and Critical Thinking
Introductory course required of all students that gives practice and instruction in a variety of forms of academic and non-academic writing.
LITR 113: Introduction to Literature
Using a selection of texts from a variety of global literary traditions, this course gives students a wide-ranging introduction to the forms and functions of literature throughout the past 4000-plus years.
LITR 317: Southern Literature -- Then and Now (Fall 2001)
A course designed primarily for English majors that treats several canonical 20th century authors of Southern literature (Faulkner, Wright, Welty, O'Connor, McCullers) in comparison with several recent authors (Brown, Gurganus, Wells, Naylor) to examine how certain themes closely associated with Southern literature have developed and changed over time.
GECD 601: Introduction to Research Methods
A core course for graduate students in the M.A. in Discourse program, this course is a philosophical and technical introduction into the intricacies, pitfalls, and pleasures of academic research at the graduate level.
Teaching Fellow
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Department of English (August 1996-June 2001)

ENGL 30i: Writing Global Issues, International Studies Link (Spring 2001)

Advanced composition course tailored to meet the needs of upper-division students who wish to concentrate their writing experience to the discipline of international studies. Offered for the first time this semester, the course focused on professional writing skills in the various cognate disciplines that comprise international studies.

ENGL 24: Contemporary Literature (Fall 2000)

Introductory level literature course, primarily for non-English majors. Included works by Italo Calvino, Bohumil Hrabal, Alan Lightman, Terrence McNally, Cynthia Ozick, Yasmina Reza, Salman Rushdie and Art Spiegelman, as well as a selection of contemporary poets.

ENGL 24: Contemporary Literature (Fall 2000 and Spring 2001; online section conducted concurrently with UNC's Division of Continuing Education)

Password required for viewing (supplied by me on request). Introductory level literature course intended for continuing education students, telecommuters and other non-traditional students. Also open to UNC undergraduates. Included works by Katherine Dunn, Michael Ondaatje, Yasmina Reza, Salman Rushdie, Robert Stone, August Wilson and a broad selection international short fiction and contemporary poetry.

ENGL23: Introduction to Fiction (Spring 2000)

Freshman- and sophomore-level introductory literature course, primarily for non-English majors. Included works by Margaret Atwood, Italo Calvino, Robertson Davies, Nikolai Gogol, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Carson McCullers, Amos Tutuola and a broad selection of contemporary international short fiction.

ENGL 12c: Writing Across the Curriculum, Chemistry Link (Spring 2000)

Specially-designed "link" program course tailored to meet the needs of students who wish to concentrate their writing experience to the discipline of chemistry. Included special examination of the standard rhetorical strategies of the hard sciences (lab reports, experiment procedures, etc.), as well as ways in which to improve theoretical or speculative scientific writing.

ENGL 42: Introduction to Film Criticism (Spring 1999)

Designed primarily for underclassmen and non-majors, this course provided a basic vocabulary and filmography to students for understanding and discussing film in an intellectual manner. Students watched films collectively in a 150-student class, but were evaluated on their work in the smaller (roughly 25 students) discussion sections.

ENGL 12: Writing Across the Curriculum

Second semester of the university's required freshman composition cycle. The course, which can be designed with or without a unifying theme, introduces students to forms and strategies for academic writing in the humanities, the social sciences and the hard sciences.

ENGL 11: Composition and Rhetoric

Duke University, Durham, NC

STHV 113: Seminar in Science, Technology and Human Values (Spring 2001)

Four week modular course for undergraduates seeking certification in the interdisciplinary Science, Technology and Human Values program at Duke. This particular module examines some of the ways in which science and scientists have been depicted in works of literature and film since 1945. Readings include Italo Calvino, Alan Lightman, Michael Frayn and a selection of clips from films ranging from The Day the Earth Stood Still through Contact.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

Whodunit?: Mystery and Suspense in Literature and Film (Summer 1999)

Intensive three-week residential program in which academically gifted thirteen to fifteen year-old students take one course for seven hours a day. Readings included Paul Auster, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe and selections from an anthology of parodic mysteries. Films included The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, The Third Man, Rashomon, Rear Window, Sunset Boulevard, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Manhattan Murder Mystery and The Spanish Prisoner.


Unvarnishing Reality: Subversive American and Russian Satire during the Cold War
 The central thesis of the project is that Cold War culture and politics—especially after the Cuban Missile Crisis—provided ample raw material for dissident satirists in both the United States and the Soviet Union. Though their visions for the future did not necessarily correspond with each other, these subversive satirists all worked to invalidate the dominant ideological “scripts” (literal and figurative) that the ruling elites of both the United States and the Soviet Union used to construct, conduct, and perpetuate the Cold War. They exposed what they saw as the fabrications, distortions, and absurdities on which this ideological conflict was predicated and, in doing so, revealed the ways in which the continuation of the Cold War was in the best interest of the ruling classes of both sides. These subversive satirists generally did not limit themselves to criticizing their own countries’ participation in the Cold War, though; rather, they assailed the clay feet upon which the Cold War’s rhetorical edifice—in which each side could justify threatening a catastrophic nuclear war in defense of their ideology—was constructed.
Finding a Way Home: Critical Essays on Walter Mosley (co-edited with Owen Brady of Clarkson University)
Our volume on Mosley includes twelve to fourteen original essays presenting a variety of critical perspectives on his corpus as well as a personal interview in which Mosley responds to some of these interpretations. We have co-authored an introductory chapter that provides an overview of Mosley’s literary production and establishes a critical framework for the volume as a whole and includes a brief survey of the extant criticism of Mosley’s work, an annotated bibliography of which will appear in an appendix at the rear of the volume. The volume has the overarching goal of revealing Mosley’s efforts to depict and comment upon the shifting place of African Americans within the twin contexts of American culture and a broader Western social/philosophical heritage. Individual essays isolate and discuss Mosley’s main themes, analyze his stylistic experiments, clarify the role of the literary artist in developing social consciousness, and situate Mosley within a number of literary-historical traditions, both in terms of particular writers (e.g., the influence of Chester Himes or Ralph Ellison on Mosley and Mosley’s influence on Colson Whitehead) and in terms of literary forms (e.g., the slave narrative, dystopian “cyberpunk”, the “hard-boiled” detective novel).


"Teaching The Things They Carried and Duong Thu Huong’s Novel Without a Name," forthcoming in Approaches to Teaching Tim O’Brien (ed. Alex Vernon and Catherine Calloway) from the Modern Language Association in 2006.

"Series and Systems: Russian and American Dystopian Satires of the Cold War," Critical Survey, 17.1 (Spring 2005), 72-94.

"Another Roadside Epiphany: Flannery O'Connor's Wise Blood and Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls as Religious Satires,"  Southern Quarterly, 40.4 (Summer 2002). Portions reprinted in Bloom's Major Short Story Writers: Nikolai Gogol (ed. Harold Bloom). Langhorne, PA: Chelsea House, 2004.

"The Devils in the Details: The Role of Evil in the Short Fiction of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol' And Nathaniel Hawthorne," in Papers on Language and Literature, 38.1 (Spring 2002).

"Space, Time and Things Made 'Strange': Andrei Belyi, Pavel Filonov, and Theory of Forms" in Studies in Slavic Culture (Spring 2000). pp. 75-103.

"Kneeling before the Fathers' Wand: Violence and Paternalism in Thomas Pynchon's V. and J. M. Coetzee's Dusklands" in Journal of Literary Studies, vol. 15, nos. 1-2 (June 1999). pp. 195-217.


Volume editor for Living Through The Red Scare. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven, 2005. Part of the "Living Through the Cold War" series.

Volume editor for Living with the Nuclear Threat. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven, 2005. Part of the "Living Through the Cold War" series.

Volume editor for Russia. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2003. Part of the "History of Nations" series.

Volume editor for The Cold War. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2002. Part of the "Turning Points" series.

Volume editor for Readings on Postmodernism. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Part of the "Literary Movements and Genres" series.

Volume editor for Readings on The Stranger. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2001. Part of the "Literary Companion" series.

Volume editor for Readings on Crime and Punishment. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 1999. Part of the "Literary Companion" series.


Review of David Seed (ed.), A Companion to Science Fiction, forthcoming in Choice.

Review of Eric S. Rabkin, Mars: A Tour of the Human Imagination
, forthcoming in Choice.

Review of Darren Harris-Fain, Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Age of Maturity, 1970-2000, forthcoming in Choice.

Entry on Tortured Skins by Maurice Kenny, for The Encyclopedia of Native American Literature (ed. Alan Velie and Jennifer McClinton-Temple), forthcoming in 2005.

Entries on “Alain Locke” (3,000 words) and “Joel Spingarn” (1,000 words) in The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance (ed. Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkleman). New York: Routledge, 2005.

Entries on "East and Central European Literature" (2000 words), "American Literature after 1900" (1000 words), "The Russian Revolution" (1000 words), "Ernest Hemingway" (500 words), "Vladimir Mayakovsky" (500 words), "John Reed Clubs" (500 words), "John Reed" (500 words) and "Leo Tolstoy" (500 words) in the Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics (ed. Keith Booker), Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005.

"Giving Something Back: An Interview with Maurice Kenny" in Voices of America: Interviews with American Writers (ed. Laura Alonso Gallo). Cadiz, Spain: Aduana Vieja, 2004.

Entries on "Alain Locke" (15,000 words) and "Joel Spingarn" (3,000 words) in Advocates and Activists Between the Wars (ed. David G. Izzo). West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press, 2003.

"Satirical Subtlety in Lev Tolstoy's Sebastopol Sketches, War and Peace and Hadji Murad'" in Against the Grain: Parody and Satire in Russian Literature (ed. by Janet Tucker). Columbus, OH: Slavica Publishers, 2003.

Review of Katerina Clark, The Soviet Novel: History as Ritual (3rd. ed.),  in The Silver Age: Russian Literature and Culture, 1881-1921, vol. 5 (2002),  62-64.

Entries on "Ibuse Masuji" and "Peter Hoeg" in The Reference Guide to World Literature (3rd ed.). Detroit, St. James Press, 2002.

Entry on "Cynthia Ozick" in The Good Fiction Guide (ed. by Jane Rogers). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Review of Viktor Pelevin, The Blue Lantern and Other Stories in The Carolina Quarterly (Spring 2001), vol. 53, no. 2.

Headnote and instructional materials for entry on "Thomas Pynchon" in The Heath Anthology of American Literature, 4th ed. (gen. ed., Paul Lauter). Appears both in print and online versions.

Entry on "Fyodor Dostoevsky" for the "Major Authors" section of the College Board Online Learning Collaborative project.

"Walking the Line: Rectifying Institutional Goals with Student Realities." The Technology Source, February 1998. Available:


"The Metamythic Narrative of Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days" at the 2006 International Conference on Narrative in Ottawa, April 6-9, 2006.

"Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days as Historiographic Metafiction" at the 2006 NEMLA conference in Philadelphia, March 2-6, 2006.

"Dead Souls on the Water: Gogolian Satire in Herman Melville's The Confidence Man" at the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies meeting in Boston, MA, December 2004

"Fictional Histories and Historical Fictions: Fabricated Realities in Yuz Aleshkovsky's The Hand and Viktor Pelevin's Homo Zapiens" at the 2003 SCMLA conference in Hot Springs, AR, October 30-November 1, 2003.

"Cyberfunk: Walter Mosley Takes Black to the Future," at the 2003 NEMLA conference in Boston, March 7-9, 2003.

"The Cold War, Before and After: Changing Perspectives in Don DeLillo's White Noise and Underworld" at the M/MLA conference, Kansas City, MO, November 2-4, 2000.

"Describing the Indescribable: A Comparison of Narrative Technique in Short Stories about Atrocity" at the M/MLA conference, Minneapolis, MN, November 3-5, 1999.

"Satirical Subtlety in Lev Tolstoy's Sebastopol Sketches, War and Peace and Hadji Murad," at the SCMLA conference, Memphis, TN, October 28-30, 1999.

"Nobody with a Good Brichka Needs to Be Justified: Flannery O' Connor's Wise Blood and Nikolai Gogol's Dead Souls," at the American Literature Association annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 27-30, 1999.

"The Devils in the Details: The Role of Evil in the Short Fiction of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol' And Nathaniel Hawthorne," at the University of Chicago Slavic Forum, Chicago, IL, April 22-23, 1999.

"'It's a good idea, but it won't work': Redefining Proletarian Literature through the Works of John Dos Passos, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison and John Steinbeck" accepted for presentation at NEMLA conference, Pittsburgh, PA. April 1999 (panel cancelled).

"Babel, Shalamov and Borowski: Comparative Atrocity and Short-Story Narrative Structure. " Paper presented at Middle Tennessee State University Holocaust Studies Conference, Murfreesboro, TN. April 4, 1998.


SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Americanist position search committee, 2005.

SUNY Potsdam, School of Arts and Sciences, ad hoc budget committee, 2005-present.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Romantic/Victorian literature position search committee, 2004-2005.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, literature program coordinator, 2004-present.

SUNY Potsdam, School of Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean search committee, spring 2004.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, ad hoc literature curriculum revision committee, 2003-present

SUNY Potsdam, School of Arts and Sciences, Arts and Sciences Council member, 2003-present

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, ad hoc website committee, 2003-present.

PACES (Potsdam Auxiliary & College Educational Services) Board, 2003-2007; nominating comm., 2003-2005; student award comm., 2003-2005).

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Graduate Committee, 2003-present; chair 2003-present.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Faculty Senate delegate, 2002-present.

Faculty advisor for WAIH, SUNY Potsdam campus radio station, 2002-present

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, literature position search committee, 2001-2002, 2004-2005.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Student Affairs Committee, 2001-2003; chair 2002-2003.

SUNY Potsdam, Dept. of English and Communication, Faculty Senate alternate, Spring 2002.

UNC-CH Composition Program Peer Review Committee, 2000-2001.

Carolina Computing Initiative Wireless Internet Pilot Program, Spring 2000.

Studio for Instructional Technology and English Studies (SITES) lab intern, 1999-2000.

UNC Department of English Coordinating Group leader, 1999-2000.

Association of Graduate English Students (AGES) executive board member, 1996-2000.

AGES webmaster, 1997-2000.

Participated in English Department instructional technology pilot program, 1997-1998.

Active Voice (AGES publication) editor, 1997-present.

Designed, created and maintained AGES website, 1997.


Karen Gibson, M.A. thesis on narrative strategies in John Dos Passos (reader, in progress)

Michelle Savage, M.A. thesis on Ellen Glasgow's Barren Ground (reader, defended Fall 2005)

Mary Pennock, M.A. thesis on semiotics of West African drum languages (reader, defended Spring 2005)

Sarah Cook, M.A. thesis on images of female athletes in contemporary American culture (director, defended Spring 2005)

Aimchoo Prapaipan, Ph.D dissertation at National University of Singapore on American and Thai proletarian fiction (external examiner, Fall 2004)

Jennifer Blevins, M.A. thesis on Arthurian literatre (reader, in progress)

Terry Tiernan, graduate-level independent study on film pedagogy at the high-school level (Spring/Fall 2004)

Edward Betz, Christina Bottego, and Genevieve Salerno, independent study on nineteenth-century Russian literature (Spring 2004)

Amanda Von Hoffmann, M.A. thesis on Margaret Atwood (reader, defended Spring 2004)

Aimi Gundersen, M.A. thesis on Willa Cather (reader, defended Fall 2003)

Deirdre Zirn, independent study on the workplace/classroom connections (Summer 2003)

Renee Barrigar, independent study on Machiavelli's influence on Tolkien (Spring 2003)

Moon-Seok Kang, M.A. thesis on Peter Shaffer (reader, defended Summer 2002)


SUNY Potsdam Provost's discretionary fund merit award, 2002, 2003, 2005

Selected to participate in NEH Summer Seminar on "Political Islam" during Summer 2003

Lawrence Avery Award for Excellence in Teaching Literature, UNC-CH Department of English, 2001

Senior Teaching Fellowship, UNC-CH Department of English, 2001-02 (declined)

Rosyter Society Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-02 (declined)

UNC/IBM General College Curriculum Technology Enhancement Peer Consultant Grant, 2000-01

Nominated for Tanner Award (university-wide UNC undergraduate teaching award), 2000

Aleine McLeod McLaurin Travel Fellowship, UNC-CH Department of English, Fall 1999

Earl Hartsell Award for Excellence in Teaching Composition, UNC-CH Department of English, 1998-9.

UNC Chancellor's Technology Grant, Spring 1998 (for English 12, Section 23).

Phi Beta Kappa, University of Arkansas (1993)


Native speaker of German and English

Reading skill and moderate conversational ability in French and Russian

Reading skill in Old English


Modern Language Association (2000-present)

Midwestern Modern Language Association (1999-2001)

Northeast Modern Language Association (1999-present)

South Central Modern Language Association (1999-2001, 2003-2004)


Dr. M. Keith Booker
Professor of English
University of Arkansas, 333 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 575-4301

Dr. Robert Doggett
Assistant Professor of English
SUNY College at Geneseo
Welles 217b
(585) 245-5221

Dr. Christopher Ivic, Chair and Associate Professor of English and Communication
SUNY College at Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2010

Dr. Madeline G. Levine, Kenan Professor of Slavic Literatures
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3125
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125
(919) 962-7553

Dr. Christopher Putney, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3125
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3125
(919) 962-7548

Dr. Janet Tucker, Associate Professor of Foreign Languages
University of Arkansas
425 Kimpel Hall
Fayetteville, AR 72701
(501) 575-6061

Dr. Linda Wagner-Martin, Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3520
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3520
(919) 962-8765


Confidential written references available upon request. Contact me at the address/number/e-mail above.