Education
  • Harvard University B.A., English (honors), cum laude 1963-67
  • University of Pennsylvania M.A., American Civilization 1967-68
  • University of Pennsylvania Ph. D., American Civilization 1968-71
  • Postdoctoral Education: Exxon Ed. Foundation Workshop (Guided Design ; West Virginia Univ., 1976); MLA/NEH Summer Seminar (Am. Indian Lit.; Northern Arizona Univ., 1977); FIPSE Institute (Reconstructing Am. Lit.; Yale Univ., 1982); NEH Institute (Composition, Analysis of Texts, Critical Thinking, Integrated Program [CACTIP]; Univ. of Texas, Arlington, 1985).
Professional Specialties
  • Research: American Indian literatures; Utopian literature (especially American)
  • Teaching: The above and American literature and culture; Inventive Modeling autobiographical writing; basic ESL
Employment Record
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Piper Professor 2011-
  • European Forum Alpbach: International Seminar, Austria 2008
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Distinguished Scholar Professor 2005-
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Distinguished Teaching Professor 1998-
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Professor of English 1982-
  • International Christian Univ. Visiting Professor (Mitaka, Japan) 1988
  • Shimane (National) Univ. Visiting Professor (Matsue, Japan) 1982-83
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Associate Professor of English 1974-82
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Assistant Professor of English 1971-74
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania Assistant Editor, American Quarterly 1969-70
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania Teaching Assistant, American Civilization 1970
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania Research Assistant, Immunology 1968-70
  • Harvard University Phillips Brooks House Am. Indian Prog. (Indian Community Ctr., Gallup, NM) 1965
  • Underhill Farm, L.I., NY Summer Farm Hand 1964-68
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  • Guest Lectures: Including Harvard, Connecticut College, Williams
Administrative/Advising Experience (Univeristy of Texas, Arlington):
  • University/National Dir. NEH Summer Sem. 91-92, 93-94, 95-96, 97-98
  • University Native American Student Assn. Advisor 1995-
  • Department of English Graduate Program Advisor 1985-92, 1996
  • Department of English Director, TCH/NEH SW Indian Lit. Program 1985
  • Graduate School Assistant Dean 1975-77
  • Chair, Interdisciplinary Studies Committee 2000 - 07
Selected Editorial and Advisory Board Experience
  • PMLA Advisory Board 2007–2010
  • International Ed. Board Am. Lit. Anthology for Asia (ed. Lauter) 2000-
  • Bibliotheque Nationale &: NY Public Library, Utopias Exhibit, Adv. Board 1997-2001
  • American Literature Board of Editors 1993-96
  • American Literary Realism Mang. Ed. (71-78); Rev. Ed. (71-86); Ed. Board (91 - )
  • Am. Literary Realism Series U of Alabama Press, Editorial Board 1999-
  • Heath Anthology of Am. Lit. Contributing Ed. (Momaday section) 1990, 94, 98, 02, 04
  • Studies in Am. Indian. Lit. SAIL, Editorial Advisory Board 1989-92
  • Utopian Studies Editorial Board 1989-
  • Utopianism series U of Syracuse P, Advisory Board 1989-95
  • Native American Lit. Prize Consultant 1989-90
  • Utopus Discovered Editor 75-81, 86-88
  • American Quarterly Assistant Editor 1969-70
  • Manuscript &: Grant review e.g., PMLA, AQ, Oxford, Guggenheim 1969-
Grants, Honors, Fellowships, Scholarships
  • University Award Graduate Dean’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring 2012
  • State Award Piper Professor Award 2011
  • UT System Award Regent's Outstanding Teaching Award 2011
  • University/National Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi 2011
  • University Nominee Minnie S. Piper Teaching (state award) 2010
  • Society for Utopian Studies Teaching Award Named in My Honor 2010
  • College Interdisciplinary Seed Grant 2010 ($10,000)
  • University Award President’s Sustainability Committee 2009 ($500)
  • Society for Utopian Studies Lyman Tower Sargent Disting. Scholarship 2008
  • Wordcraft Circle Award Writer of the Year (Reference Category) 2008
  • College Award Alicia Wilkerson Smotherman (inaugural) 2007
  • University Award Academy of Distinguished Scholars Award 2005
  • University Award Professional Development 2005, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10 ($850 - $1,400)
  • University Award Distinguished Record of Research 2004
  • Nominee, Outstanding Book MLA Lowell and ASA Franklin Prizes 2004
  • University Award Outstanding Student Organization Advisor 2003
  • In 2006 NASA won the Outstanding Cultural Org. Award
  • University Award Competitive Faculty Development Leave 1999, 2010
  • Wordcraft Circle Award Writer of the Year (Reference Category) 1998
  • University Award Academy of Distinguished Teachers Award 1998
  • NEH (four grants) Director, Summer Seminar (Indian 1991-92,1993-94 ($250,000) Literature) for School Teachers 1995-96, 1997-98
  • Finalist Koizumi Yakumo Cultural Prize, Japan 1995
  • USIA Academic Specialist Lectured: Brazil 1991
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Senior Scientist Fellowship, Japan 1988
  • USIA Ampart Program Lectured: Austria, Portugal, Turkey 1988
  • University Award Chancellor's Outstanding Teaching 1988
  • University Nominee Minnie S. Piper Teaching (state award) 1988
  • ACLS ($500) Travel Grant to Italy 1986
  • TCH, Crystelle Waggoner Grants: SW Indian Lit. Program Mar-June, 1985 ($10,000)
  • Exxon Ed. Foundation IMPACT Grant 1977-78 ($2,000)
  • Univ. of Texas, Arlington Research Grants 1972,74,76,78,84,86,91,92, 96 ($300-$2,000)
  • Arthur O. Lewis's Nominee Pulitzer Prize, American History 1976
  • Univ. of Pennsylvania Four-Yr. Predoctoral Fellowship 1968-71
  • Harvard University. Freshman &: College Honorary Scholarships1963-64, 65-67
Organizations
  • Society for Utopian Studies: President, 2002 - 06; Prog. Chair, 1994; Steering Com., 1986-88, 1991-96, 2000-01, 2002 - ; Publ./Awards Com., 1984-88, chair, 1984-85; 1997-2001, chair, 200-2001, chair, 2008 - 2009; Teaching Committee, 2010 - .
  • Modern Language Assn. PMLA Advisory Board (2007 - ). MLA-National Public Radio series What's the Word (Edward Bellamy, 1998; American Indian literatures, 2010); Wrote successful proposal for Science Fiction, Utopian and Fantastic Lit. Discussion Group (1997); Elected to Executive. Coms. &: MLA Coms.: Late 19th- Early 20th-Century Am. Lit. Div., 1980-82, chair, 1981; Am. Indian Lit. Disc. Group, 1978-82, chair 1981; Delegate Assembly, 1988-90, 1999-01; Appointed to: Committee on Teaching &: Related Professional Activities, 1988-89; Publications Committee, 1989-91; Literature of People of Color Com. 2001-02. Am. Indian Lit. Division, 1993-97, chair 1995, Delegate Assembly Rep, 1999-01; SF, Utopian and Fantastic Disc. Group, 1998-99.
  • Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures. Founding Member (VP., 1998; SAIL Ed. Board, 1989–92; 2010 - ).
  • Phi Kappa Phi (Inducted 2011)
  • Melville Society
  • American Studies Association (1970- 2011)
  • Reception Studies Society
Publications
  • Books (Reviews available, e.g., [London] Times Literary Supplement, Chronicle of Higher Education, American Literature, American Historical Review.)
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  • Scholarly Books (6)
  • The Obsolete Necessity: America in Utopian Writings, 1888-1900. Kent: Kent State UP, 1976. xiv, 239 pp. Nominated for a Pulitzer by Arthur O. Lewis. (Currently distributed by Bell and Howell Information and Learning.)
  • America as Utopia, ed. New York: Burt Franklin, 1981. vi, 410 pp. Collected and edited 24 essays and contributed: "Defining America as Utopia" (1-15); "Utopia and Victorian Culture" (305-32); "A Selected Checklist of Secondary Sources" (367-72); the introd. to each section (17-21, 55-56, 115-16, 231-36, 373-74), and the 2000-item index (386-410).
  • Approaches to Teaching Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain, ed. New York: Modern Language Assn., 1988. xii, 172 pp. Wrote Pt . 1 & Pt. 2 Introd. (1-24); collected and edited 17 essays and an interview (145-52); appendices, works cited, index (153-72).
  • Native American Writers of the United States . Volume 175 of Dictionary of Literary Biography (Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman-Gale Research, 1997. xxi, 414 pp. (350,000+ words). Collected and edited 43 essays; wrote a 10,000- word introduction (xi-xxi); co-authored 10,000 wd. Silko entry (276-90); compiled "Further Readings" list (337-41); helped select illustrations. Winner of the 1998 Writer of the Year Award (Reference Category) from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers; nominated by A. LaVonne Ruoff.
  • Utopian Audiences: How Readers Locate Nowhere. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2003. xvi, 297. Distributed by Johns Hopkins U P Fulfillment Service. Nominated by U Mass Press for the MLA James Russell Lowell and ASA John Hope Franklin Prizes. (See essay review by Tom Moylan, Science-Fiction Studies 31.2 (2004): 421-28.
  • The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature. Co-ed., Joy Porter. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2005. xviii, 343. Collected and edited 17 essays; wrote a 10,000-word introduction (1-24); "Timeline: Literary, Historical, and Cultural Conjunctions" (25-35); Bio-bibliographies (311-28); "Further Reading" (329-30).
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  • Personal Narrative (mixed genre -- essay, poetry, photography) (1)
  • Michibata de Deatta Nippon: Matsue, Haan, Hiroshima [Literal translation: Japan Encountered at the Roadside; Literary translation: A Sidewalker's Japan; subtitle: Matsue [City], [Lafacdio] Hearn, and Hiroshima]. Tokyo: Sairyusha, 2002. 255 pp. (Part of this translation was selected as a finalist for the 1995 Koizumi Yakumo Cultural Prize.)
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  • Textbook (1)
  • Build Your Own Utopia: An Interdisciplinary Course in Utopian Speculation. Washington: University P of America, 1981. Study Guide and Guided Design problems: 122 pp.
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  • Facsimile Edition (1)
  • The Human Drift by King Camp Gillette, Introd. and Text. Delmar: Scholars' Facsimiles & Reprints, 1976, 2000. xxiii, 131 pp.
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  • Selected Proceedings (1)
  • Utopian Studies 1. Lanham: University P of America, 1987. vi, 197 pp. Co-edited 14 essays.
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  • Articles and Notes in Journals and Books (57)
  • "Sex Roles, Utopia and Change: The Family in Late Nineteenth-Century Utopian Literature." American Studies 13.2 (1972): 33-47.
  • "1984 in 1894: Harben's Land of the Changing Sun." Mississippi Quarterly 26 (1972-73): 29-42.
  • "The Yankee(s) in Noahville." American Literature 45 (1973): 434-37. [note]
  • "The Heavenly City of the Late 19th-Century Utopians." Journal of the American Studies Assn. of Texas 4 (1974): 5-17.
  • " 'Utopia Made Practical': Compulsive Realism." American Literary Realism 7 (1974): 273-76. [note]
  • "Utopia and Methodology: Uses of Fiction in American Studies." Social Science Journal [formerly Rocky Mountain Social Science Journal ] 12 (1975): 21-28.
  • "Survey Courses, Indian Literature, and The Way to Rainy Mountain ." College English 37 (1976): 619-24.
  • "Archie, Jughead and Herman." Melville Society Extracts 25 (1976): 15-16.[note]
  • "Bear and Elk: The Nature(s) of Contemporary Indian Poetry." Journal of Ethnic Studies 5.2 (1977): 69-79.
  • "Eyewitness to Utopia: Illustrations in Utopian Literature." Prospects: An Annual of American Culture Studies 4 (1979): 355-64 + 16 unnumbered pages of annotated illustrations.
  • "Using Utopia to Teach the 80s: A Case for Guided Design." World Future Society Bulletin 14.4 (1980): 1-5.
  • "Perception and Imagination: A Note on Seven Arrows ." Studies in American Indian Literatures ns 4 (1980): 46-47. [note]
  • "H. G. Wells and the 'Momentary Voices' of a Modern Utopia." Extrapolation 23 (1982): 117-37.
  • "Looking Backward : Popularitat, Einflub und vertraute Entfreundung." Literarisch Utopien von Morus bis zur Gegenwart. Ed. Klaus L. Berghahn and Ulrich Seeber. Konigstein: Athenaum, 1983. 146-62.
  • "Contexts and Texts: The Influence of Looking Backward " [rev. of German essay listed above]. Centennial Review 27 (1983): 204-23.
  • "Japanese Ways to Rainy Mountain: An Approach to Teaching English Composition in Japan." Memoirs of the Faculty of Law and Literature [Shimane University, Japan] 6 (1983): 75 (337) - 101 (363).
  • "Bear and Elk: The Nature(s) of Contemporary American Indian Poetry" [rev. of essay listed above]. Studies in American Indian Literature. Ed. Paula Gunn Allen. New York: Modern Language Assn., 1983. 178-91.
  • "Native American Oral Narratives: Context and Continuity." Smoothing the Ground: Essays on Native American Oral Literature. Ed. Brian Swann. Berkeley: U of California P, 1983. 39-54. Reprinted in Native North American Literature. Ed. Janet Witalec. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. 11-18.
  • "Mixing Behaviorism and Utopia: The Transformations of Walden Two." No Place Else: Explorations in Utopian and Dystopian Fiction. Ed. Eric Rabkin, et al. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1983. 125-46.
  • "Inventive Modeling: Rainy Mountain 's Way to Composition." College English 46 (1984): 767-82.
  • "Technology, Culture, and Utopia: Gillette's Unity Regained." Technology and Culture 26 (1985): 560-70, cover.
  • "Perceptual Origins: Preparing American Readers to See Utopian Fiction." Utopian Thought in American Literature. Ed. Arno Heller, et al. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 1988. 7-24.
  • "Getting 'Nowhere' Beyond Stasis: A Critique, a Method, and a Case." Looking Backward, 1988-1888: Essays on Edward Bellamy. Ed. Daphne Patai. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1988. 126-46.
  • "Bellamy at 100: How Readers Were Created to Create Utopia." Bulletin of the Center for American Studies of the University of Tokyo 11 (1988): 83-88.
  • "The Literary Domestication of Utopia: There's No Looking Backward Without Uncle Tom and Uncle True." American Transcendentalist Quarterly NS 3 (1989): 101-22.
  • "Reconstructing the American Canon: Decline, Rebirth, Signifying Sound and Fury: Part 1." Rising Generation (Tokyo) 1 Nov. 1989: 12-17.
  • "Reconstructing the American Canon: Decline, Rebirth, Signifying Sound and Fury: Part 2." Rising Generation (Tokyo) 1 Dec. 1989: 20-24.
  • "Domestic Nowheres &: Androgynous Voices: The Sentimental Origins of Looking Backward ." Utopia e Modernita: Teorie e prassi utopiche nell' eta moderna e postmoderna. Ed. Giuseppa Saccaro Del Buffa and Arthur O. Lewis. Rome: Gangemi, 1989. 641-54.
  • "N. Scott Momaday." The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Vol. 2. Ed. Paul Lauter, et al. Lexington: Heath, 1990. 2038-48; rev., Second Ed., Heath, 1994. 2723-31; rev., Third Ed., Houghton, 1998. 2749-59; rev. Fourth Ed., Houghton, 2002. 2707-17; Compact Ed., 2004. 2436-45. (Also "N. Scott Momaday." Instructor's Guide. Ed. Judith A. Stanford. Lexington: Heath, 1990. 591-93; rev., Third Ed., 1998.)
  • "The Heuristic Powers of Indian Literatures: What Native Authorship Does to Mainstream Texts." Studies in American Indian Literatures, Ser. 2, 3: 2 (1991): 8-21.
  • "The Talking Porcupine Liberates Utopia: Le Guin's "Omelas" as Pretext to the Dance." Utopian Studies 2: 1 &: 2 (1991): 6-18. [The featured article, published together with five responses.]
  • "Dissensus Achieved, Apologies Offered, and a Hinge Proclaimed: A Response to the Responses." Utopian Studies 2: 1 &: 2 (1991): 59-62.
  • "Elizabeth Cook-Lynn." Native American Women: A Biographical Dictionary. Ed. Gretchen Bataille. New York: Garland, 1993. 62-63; rev., Second Ed. Gretchen Bataille and Laurie Lisa. New York: Routledge, 2001. 73-75.
  • "Ancient Children at Play -- Lyric, Petroglyphic, and Ceremonial." Critical Perspectives on Native American Fiction. Ed. Richard F. Fleck. Washington, D. C.: Three Continents P, 1993. 99-113.
  • "Teaching Indian Literature." The Dictionary of Native American Literature. Ed. Andrew Wiget. New York: Garland, 1994. 347-52; rpt. in Ed. Wiget. Handbook of Native American Literature. New York: Garland, 1996. 347-52.
  • "Returning the Gift of Identity: A Gathering Celebrating Rainy Mountain 's Legacy." Paintbrush 21: 41 &: 42 (1994): 27-41.
  • "The Nightway Questions American Literature." American Literature 66 (1994): 817-29.
  • "N. Scott Momaday." A Companion to American Thought. Ed. Richard Fox and James T. Kloppenberg. Cambridge: Blackwell, 1995. 464-66. [note]
  • "Native American Women and Violence: Fiction, Critical Perspectives, Narrative Transformations." Journal of Contemporary Thought 5 (1995): 97-117.
  • "Utopian Literature. Empowering Students, and Gender Awareness." Science-Fiction Studies 23 (1996): 393-405.
  • "A Retro-Prospective on Audience, Oral Literatures, and Ignorance." Studies in American Indian Literatures 9 (Fall 1997): 17-24.
  • "Utopia," "Bellamy," "Donnelly," and "Sheldon" entries. Encyclopedia of American Literature. Ed. Stephen R. Serafin. New York: Continuum, 1999. 85, 285, 1027, 1168-71.
  • "Silko's Arroyos as Mainstream: Processes and Implications of Canonical Identity." Modern Fiction Studies 45.1 (1999): 10-37. (Lead article in special issue). Updated and condensed version in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Case Book. Ed. Allan Chavkin. New York: Oxford UP, 2002. 223-39.
  • "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," "The Harrad Experiment," "The Human Drift.." A Dictionary of Literary Utopias. Ed. Vita Fortunati and Raymond Trousson. Paris: Honoré Champion Éditeur, 2000. 137-38, 265, 293-94.
  • [Untitled Note for the Special Millennium Issue] PMLA 115 (2000): 2040.
  • "What Future Readers Will See in Bellamy's Looking." Revising the Legacy of Edward Bellamy (1850-1898): American Author and Social Reformer. Ed. Toby Widdicombe and Herman S. Preisner. Lewiston: Edwin Mellon P, 2002. 487-97.
  • "Eyewitness to Utopia": How Illustrations Reconstruct Nowhere." Millennial Perspectives: Lifeworlds and Utopias. Ed. Brigitte Georgi-Findlay and Ulrich Mohr. Heidelberg: U of C. Winter Verlag, 2003: 55-98.
  • "The Kiowa-Matsue Connection: Teaching Japanese Identity with Native American Litera- ture." Crossing Oceans: Reconfiguring American Literary Studies in the Pacific Rim. Ed. Noelle Brada-Williams and Karen Chow. Hong Kong: Hong Kong UP, 2004. 79-89.
  • "N. Scott Momaday." Encyclopedia of the Great Plains. Ed. David J. Wishart. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2004. 485-86.
  • " 'A Touching Man' Brings Aacqu Close." Studies in American Indian Literatures, Ser. 2, 16.4 (2004): 68-79.
  • "The Multi-Missionary Eleanor Roosevelt of American Indian Literatures." Studies in American Indian Literatures , Ser. 2, 17.2 (2005): 101-05.
  • "More Aliens Transforming Utopia: The Futures of Reader Response and Utopian Studies." Utopia Method Vision: The Use Value of Social Dreaming. Ed. Tom Moylan and Raffaella Baccolini. Oxford: Peter Lang-Ralahine Utopian Studies Series, 2007. 131-58.
  • "Placing Readers at the Forefront of Nowhere: Reception Studies and Utopian Literature." American Reception Study: Reconsiderations and New Directions. Ed, James Machor and Philip Goldstein. New York: Oxford UP. 2008. 99-118.
  • "Paradise Transformed: Varieties of Nineteenth-Century Utopias." Ed. Gregory Claeys. The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge, UP. 2010. 79-106.
  • "They Talk, Who Listens: Audience in American Indian Literatures - The Erdrich Example." Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences [online] (2011). www.english.udel.edu/rssite.
  • “Building the Utopian Face of King Camp Gillette” [note]. Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future. [exhibition catalogue]. Ed., Nathaniel Robert Walker. Providence: Brown U, 2011. 8-9.
  • “Elephant of Chameleon?: Simms & Anthologies.” The Simms Review 19. 1 & 2 (2011): 100-08. [with Bethany Shaffer]
  • “It’s Not a Poem. It’s My Life: Navajo Singing Identities.” Studies in American Indian Literatures NS 24.2 (2012): 84-103.
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  • [See Forthcoming articles below]
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  • Essays and Letters in Major Newspapers/ Magazines / National Newsletters (9)
  • "The Agony and the Entropy Amplified." Harvard Magazine Jan.-Feb. 1979: 8.
  • "How the Local Community Network System Helped an American Family." The Japan Times 12 Oct. 1983: 11.
  • "The Study of American Indian Literature Can Illuminate the Classics in New Ways." Chronicle of Higher Education 12 July 1989: B1-B2.
  • "Making Indian Literatures Fit." Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter 2 (1989): 5-6.
  • "The Tales Tables (of Contents) Tell." Heath Anthology of American Literature Newsletter 20 (Fall 1999): 4-6.
  • "A New York Story." The New York Times 3 July 2004: A30.
  • "Shutting Themselves In." The New York Times Magazine 29 Jan. 2006: 10.
  • "Guns on Campus." Fort Worth Star-Telegram 5 Apr. 2011: 17A.
  • "Despite the Cold and Confusion, Casting a Vote." The New York Times 8 Nov. 2012: A20.
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  • Electronic (5)
  • Covers, Titles, and Tables: The Formations of American Literary Canons. Ed. Asst. Matthew Levy. <www.uta.edu/english/roemer/ctt> (1999-2011). (This is the first Web site discussed in the Introduction to Martha L. Brogan’s A Kaleidoscope of Digital American Literature. Washington, D.C.: Council on Library and Information Sources and Digital Library Federation, 2005. 2-3.)
  • N. Scott Momaday Home Page. Ed. Cary Nelson, ed. An Anthology of Modern American Poetry. New York: Oxford UP, 2000.<www.english.uiuc.edu/maps> (2000). (Discussed in Cary Nelson and Stephen Watt’s Office Hours: Activism and Change in the Classroom. New York: Routledge, 2004. 183)
  • N. Scott Momaday / The Way to Rainy Mountain Homepage. Heath Anthology of American Literature. Ed. Paul Lauter, et al. Boston: Houghton, 1998. <www.georgetown.edu.tamlit/> (2000, 2004) and <college.hmco.com/english>.
  • [Note on Reading] Acts of Reading, Acts of Life. A "feature" section of the MLA Web site. <www.mla.org> (2000).
  • [Comments on Utopian literature and on Utopia on the Internet] Utopia: The Search for the Ideal Society (New York Public Library exhibit). <www.nypl.org/utopia> (2000).
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  • Bibliographic Essays and Bibliographies (11)
  • "American Utopian Literature (1888-1900): An Annotated Bibliography." American Literary Realism 4 (1971): 227-54.
  • "Edward Bellamy" [dissertations]. American Literary Realism 8 (1975): 191-98.
  • "News Center" [checklist of recent utopian studies]. Alternative Futures 1.1 (1978): 105-17.
  • "News Center." Alternative Futures 1.3-4 (1978): 117-24.
  • "News Center." Alternative Futures 2.2 (1979): 103-26.
  • "News Center." Alternative Futures 2.4 (1979): 117-24.
  • "News Center: Utopian Studies." Alternative Futures 3.3 (1980): 95-124.
  • "News Center: Utopian Studies." Alternative Futures 4.1 (1981): 178-89.
  • "Checklist of Recent Utopian Studies." Alternative Futures 4.2-3 (1981): 232-49.
  • "Utopian Studies: A Fiction with Notes Appended." Extrapolation 25 [anniversary issue] (1984): 318-34.
  • "Utopian Fiction." Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the U. S. A. 5th ed. Ed. Clarence Gohdes and Sanford E. Marovitz. Durham: Duke UP, 1984. 153.
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  • Essay Reviews (11)
  • "Victorians Abed." Purity Crusade, by David J. Pivar, and Primers for Prudery, by Ronald G. Walters. American Studies 15.2 (1974): 101-03.
  • "Window-shopping for Utopia." Utopia, by Ian Tod and Michael Wheeler. Alternative Futures 2.1 (1979): 116-20.
  • Darkness in Saint Louis Bearheart, by Gerald Vizenor. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 4.1-2 (1980): 187-91.
  • "Utopia: Alphabetized, Analyzed, Edited, and Listed" [five books]. American Literary Realism 14 (1981): 122-34.
  • The South Corner of Time, ed. Larry Evers. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 6.4 (1982): 122-28.
  • "Re-forming Reform: As History, Method, and Philosophy." Reform in America, by Robert H. Walker. American Quarterly 39 (1987): 296-300.
  • "Prescriptions for Readers (and Writers) of Utopias." Reader in a Strange Land, by Peter Ruppert. Science-Fiction Studies 15 (1988): 88-93.
  • "Bellamy Bibliographied." Edward Bellamy by Richard Toby Widdicombe, Edward Bellamy by Nancy Snell Griffin, "Edward Bellamy" by Peggy Ann Brown. Science-Fiction Studies 16 (1989): 238-40.
  • "Do We Really Need Another Utopian Count?" British and American Utopian Literature by Lyman Tower Sargent. Science-Fiction Studies 18:1 (1991): 129-31.
  • "Indian Lives: The Defining, the Telling." Sending My Heart Back Across the Years by Hertha Wong, Keeping Slug Woman Alive by Greg Sarris. American Quarterly 46 (1994): 81-91.
  • "Contemporary American Indian Literature: The Centrality of Canons on the Margins" [recent anthologies]. American Literary History 6 (1994): 583-99.
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  • Reviews (40)
  • Custer Died for Your Sins, by Vine Deloria, Jr. American Quarterly 22 (1970): 273.
  • Voices of the Plains Cree, by Edward Ahenakew, and The Temptations of Big Bear, by Ruth Wiebe. World Literature Written in English 13 (1974): 261-65.
  • America in Modern European Literature, by Richard Ruland. American Historical Review 82 (1977): 61-62.
  • Then Badger Said This, by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn. Studies in American Indian Literatures ns 2 (1978): 55-58.
  • American Indian Fiction, by Charles R. Larsen. La Confluencia 2.4 (1978): 61-62.
  • In Time and Place, by Floyd C. Watkins. American Indian Quarterly 5 (1979): 195-97.
  • The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes, ed. Donald Hall. American Literary Realism 15 (1982): 141-43.
  • American Literature and Language, by Donald N. Koster. American Literary Realism 15 (1982): 286-87.
  • Authoritarian Socialism in America, by Arthur Lipow. CLIO 13.2 (1984): 185-88.
  • Reading the Fire, by Jarold Ramsey. Centennial Review 28 (1984): 259-61.
  • A Branch of California Redwood, by William Oandasan. Explorations in Sights and Sounds 4 (1984): 61-63.
  • Wounds Beneath the Flesh, ed. Maurice Kenny. Studies in American Indian Literatures 8 (1984): 105-07.
  • Interpreting the Indian, by Michael Castro. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 8.2 (1984): 65-69.
  • Fifteen American Authors Before 1900, ed. Earl N. Harbert and Robert A. Rees, and Bibliographical Guide to the Study of the Literature of the U. S. A., ed. Clarence Gohdes and Sanford E. Marovitz. American Literary Realism 17 (1984): 296-97.
  • Looking Backward, introd. R. Jackson Wilson, and Alternative America, by John L. Thomas. American Literary Realism 18 (1985): 258-62.
  • Technological Utopianism in American Culture, by Howard Segal. American Literary Realism 18 (1985): 282-85.
  • Utopian Literature in the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, comp. Arthur O. Lewis, Jr. Resources for American Literary Study 15 (1985): 72-75.
  • Dreams and Visions, by Charles J. Rooney, Jr., and The Utopian Novel in America, by Jean Pfaelzer. American Literature 58 (1986): 132-34.
  • Back to Malachi, by Robert J. Conley. Wicazo Sa Review 3: 2 (1987): 39-40.
  • Edward Bellamy, by Nancy Snell Griffith. American Literary Realism, 21 (1988): 95-96.
  • The Post-Industrial Utopians, by Boris Frankel. Technology and Culture 30 (1989): 174-75.
  • Brotherly Tomorrows, by Edward K. Spann. American Historical Review 95 (1990): 1274.
  • Utopian Studies II, ed. Michael S. Cummings and Nicholas Smith. Utopian Studies 1:1 (1990):130-36.
  • The Voice in the Margin , by Arnold Krupat. Studies in American Indian Literatures Ser. 2, 2:4 (1990): 24-29.
  • Ancestral Voices, ed. Charles Woodard. Great Plains Quarterly 11 (1991): 132-33.
  • Ancient Child, by N. Scott Momaday. American Indian Quarterly 15 (1991): 269-71.
  • Sáanii Dahataal / The Women Are Singing, by Luci Tapahonso]. American Indian Quarterly 17 (1993): 430-31.
  • 36 Views of Mount Fuji, by Cathy N. Davidson. Dallas Morning News 14 Aug. 1994: 10J
  • Manifest Manners, by Gerald Vizenor. American Literature 66 (1994): 871-72.
  • Tribal Secrets, by Robert Allen Warrior. American Literature 68 (1996): 273-74.
  • Utopianism and Radicalism, by Francis Robert Shor. Utopian Studies 9.2 (1998): 318-20.
  • The American Life of Ernestine L. Rose, by Carol A. Kolmerten. Utopian Studies 10.2 (1999): 272-74.
  • Higher Ground: From Utopianism to Realism in American Feminist Thought and Theory, by Sally L. Kitch. American Literature 73 (2001): 656-57.
  • Scraps of the Untainted Sky: Science Fiction, Utopia, and Dystopia, by Tom Moylan. Utopian Studies 12.2 (2001): 347-50.
  • The Diaries of Adam & Eve Translated by Mark Twain, by Mark Twain. Utopian Studies 14.2 (2003): 213-14.
  • Astrofuturism: Science, Race, and Visions of Utopia in Space, by De Witt Douglas Kilgore and Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism: A Rhetoric of Feminist Utopian Fiction, by Ellen Peel. American Literature 77 (2005): 646-648.
  • The Indian Who Bombed Berlin, by Ralph Salisbury. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 34.4 (2010): 119-21.
  • Future West: Utopia and Apocalypse in Frontier Science Fiction, by William H. Katerberg. Scare Tactics: Supernatural Fiction by American Women, by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock. American Literature 82 (2010): 223-25.
  • Brave New Words: How Literature Will Save the Planet, by Elizabeth Ammons and From Utopia to Apocalyse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe, by Peter Y. Paik. American Literature 83.1 (2011): 223-25.
  • Writing Indian, Native Conversations, by John Lloyd Purdy. Studies in American Indian Literatures 23.3 (2011): 132-36.
  • (Occasional brief notice reviews in American Literary Realism 5-18 (1972-1985.)
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  • [See forthcoming reviews below.]
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  • Poetry and Personal Essays (6) (See also Books: Michibata de Deatta Nippon)
  • "Mission San Jose, One View." La Confluencia 2.1 (1978): 18.
  • "In Thanksgiving." Southwest Review 68 (1983): 250.
  • "Alpha & Omega: Oklahoma & Yomega(shima)." Paintbrush 21: 41 & 42 (1994): 103-05.
  • "Word Power: A Professor's Journeys through Native American Literatures." UTA Magazine (Fall 1999): 20-21.
  • "Reading the Sidewalks of Matsue." Here No. 3 (2000): 31-33. Revised version selected for electronic and magazine syndication by David Wallis for <featurewell.com> (2000)
  • "The Road." Utopus Discovered, April 2010: 4.
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  • Descriptions of Courses (5)
  • "Introduction to American Indian Literature." Studies in American Indian Literature. Ed. Paula Gunn Allen. New York: Modern Language Assn., 1983. 227-28, 231-33.
  • "Major American Authors to 1860" and "American Literature Survey to 1865" [the latter was co-authored]. Reconstructing American Literature: Courses, Syllabi, Issues . Ed. Paul Lauter. Old Westbury: Feminist P, 1983. 37-41, 45-48."
  • "Ways to Rainy Mountain" and "Build Your Own Utopia." National Honors Report 7.1 (1986): 24-25.
  • "Early American Literature" in Syllabus Builder [for the Heath Anthology], ed. Randy Bass. Lexington: Heath, 1991. Software.
  • [descriptions of three utopian studies courses]. Science-Fiction Studies 23 (1996): 516-17.
  • (See also Robert Rimmer's description of one of my three utopian studies courses in the 1978 NAL edition of The Harrad Experiment [341].)
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  • Audio Tape Lecture (1)
  • American Indian Folklore. Deland: Everett/Edwards, 1979. 45 min.
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  • Manual (1)
  • An Illustrated Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations. Arlington: Graduate School, U of Texas at Arlington, 1976. Rev. eds. 1978, 1979, 1986. 28 pp.
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  • Miscellaneous (15)
  • Selected annotations for "Bret Harte," by Linda D. Barnett. American Literary Realism 5 (1972): 231, 235, 245.
  • "A Few Old and New American [Indian] Poems," introd. and ed. Prism Feb. 1974: 12-14.
  • "The Road to Utopia?" Introd. and ed., Marc Flake. Prism Mar. 1979: 7, 11-12.
  • "Experiencing Navajo Nightway Ceremonies in Arizona." Fronteras 3:1 (1994): 2-3.
  • "The Effects of White Hawks and Mountains in the Classroom." Department of English Newsletter (Fall 1995): 10-11.
  • "The NEH Seminar." Department of English Newsletter (Spring 1999): 2, 3. [Untitled Note for the Special Millennium Issue] PMLA 115 (2000): 2040.
  • "Canons on the Web." Department of English Newsletter (Spring 2001): 4.
  • "English Professor Reflects on Service Learning Experience at Harvard." UTA Service Matters (Spring 2002): 3.
  • "Shedding Light on the Vast Body of American Indian Literature." Research: The University of Texas at Arlington (Fall 2006): 32.
  • "Is Utopia In Again." Department of English Newsletter (Fall 2007): 7.
  • "Program Review: The Seven-Year Scratch." Department of English Newsletter (Spring 2009): 4.
  • "White Gift Remembered." The Bell Tower (Dec. 2009): 11.
  • "In Memory of Art Lewis." Utopus Discovered (Jan. 2010): 7.
  • "Utopia in Your Pocket." Utopus Discovered [online] (3 Feb. 2011). Utopusdiscovered.wordpress.com.
  • (Brief journalistic essays, e.g., Shimane U News Sept. 1983: 34-35; Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Arts Suppl. 1 May 1985: 3.)
  • “Building the Utopian Face of King Camp Gillette” [note]. Building Expectation: Past and Present Visions of the Architectural Future. [exhibition catalogue]. Ed., Nathaniel Robert Walker. Providence: Brown U, 2011. 8-9.
  • “Elephant of Chameleon?: Simms & Anthologies.” The Simms Review 19. 1,2 (2011): 100-08. [with Bethany Shaffer]
  • “It’s Not a Poem. It’s My Life: Navajo Singing Identities.” Studies in American Indian Literatures NS 24.2 (2012): 84-103.
Forthcoming  
  • "N. Scott Momaday." The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Ed. Sangeeta Ray and Henry Schwartz. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, fc.
  • [America: A Literary Anthology]. General Ed, Paul Lauter. Hyderabad, India: Cambridge UP, 2008. Under contract. {Designed for Asia. Lauter and I and 16 Asian and Asian American scholars constitute the Editorial Board. I helped choose selections, and wrote the Introduction for American Indian Oral literatures, 22 headnotes for oral literature selections and 10 author headnotes. 2014.
Works Submitted
  • “Answering the Challenge of ‘Indian Authenticity’: Erdrich’s Multiplicity of Names”
  • “The Tales (Anthology) Tables (of Contents) Tell: Digitally Archiving Canon Formation.” With Lori Jacobs and Bethany Shaffer. Anthologies, ed. Paul Lauter. Not under contract.
  • “Shell Shaking the Canon: What Is an ‘Emerging Author’: Shell Shaking the Canon.” [Emerging Native American Authors]. Ed. Connie A. Jacobs and Debra K. S. Barker. Accepted by the Editors. [5,000 words] Not under contract.
  • A Liberated Father's Survival Manual: A Light-Hearted, Anti-Manual Manual. (Draft completed; accepted by Blake Group Agency; not circulating at present.)
In Progress
  • Books
  • In My Father’s House: Gathering, Selling, and Creating Identity. First section daft completed; submitted to Elizabeth Hadas, former Director of U New Mexico Press; editor of memoirs.
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  • Articles
  • "An Ojibwe Jonestown: The Peace Kingdom in Erdrich’s Plague of Doves.
Papers / Sessions Chaired / National Interviews
  • (For approximately 125 local lectures at universities, schools, literary organizations, and community centers, see community service)
  • International Conferences and Lectures (27)
  • Second Internal. Conference on Utopian Studies, Rome-Ravel-Reggio Calabria (1986).
  • Invited lectures in Japan at twelve universities in Tokyo, Kobe, Hiroshima, Obihiro (Hokkido), and Matsue including lectures at Sophia University, Rikkyo University and for an American Studies meeting at the University of Tokyo and an American Literature meeting at Keio University (1982-83, 1988, 1998).
  • "America in the 21st Century": 12th Annual American Studies Conference, Bolu, Turkey (1988).
  • Lectures in Lisbon, Portugal; Vienna, Austria; Ankara, Turkey; and Recife and Florianopolis, Brazil: USIA Ampart and Academic Specialist Programs (1988, 1991).
  • Two-Day Workshop: "Rainy Mountain's Ways of Knowing" for Canadian Teachers of First Nations' Children, Edmonton, Canada (1997)
  • Keynote Address -- "Eyewitness to Utopia." Millennial Perspectives, German American Studies Association. Technische Universität Dresden (2000)
  • "The Kiowa-Matsue Connection: Teaching Japanese Identity with Native American Literature." American Literary Studies in Asia. University of Hong Kong (2001)
  • “More Aliens Transforming Utopia: The Futures of Reader Response and Utopian Studies.” Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies, University of Limerick and NUI-Galway, Ireland (2005)
  • “It’s Not a Poem. It’s My Life: Navajo Singing Identities.” Making Places to Live: Native American Poetry, Past and Present; International Symposium. Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France (2010).
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  • National Meetings (71)
  • Modern Language Assn. (1974, 1975 -- chair "Utopian / Dystopian Literatures," 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981 -- chair "The Role of Audience in Oral and Written American Indian Literature" and "Reforming America: Race, Sex, Class, and 'Culture,'" 1986 -- paper and chair "Teaching American Indian Literature Abroad," 1987, 1989 -- paper on utopia and chair, "Reconstructive Encounters: American Indian Literatures and American Classics," 1991, 1993, 1997, 2005, 2011,2013)
  • American Studies Assn. (1975, 1979 --chair "Three Phases of Utopia," 1989)
  • Society for Utopian Studies (1976, 1977 -- chair "Utopia in the Classroom," 1978 -- keynote address, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 -- paper and co-chair "Teaching Utopian Literature," 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,1994 -- Program Chair and panel chair and presenter -- 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 – keynote paper, 2012))
  • Anthologies: A Conference, Trinity College (2010)
  • Rhetoric Society of America (1984)
  • Native American Literature Symposium (2006 – 2 papers, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Assn. (2008, 2009, 2012)
  • Native American Literature: Ethnicity and the Problem of Multicultural Identity (1997)
  • American Reception Study (2005—two papers)
  • American Library Assn. (1984)
  • National Collegiate Honors Council (1987)
  • American Literature Assn. (chair "Utopian Literature," 1990, 1995)
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  • Regional Meetings (16)
  • American Studies Assn. of Texas (1972, 1977)
  • Western Social Science Assn. (1973, 1974 -- chair "American Studies," 1975)
  • Midwestern Modern Language Assn. (1977)
  • NEH/MCH George Orwell Festival, Hood College (1983)
  • NEH "The Core and the Canon" Program, U of North Texas (1989)
  • Texas English Teachers Assn. (1990)
  • NEH/FCH Symposium on Indian Literature with N. Scott Momaday, U of Central Florida (1990)
  • NEH/MCH Program on Native American Literature with Joy Harjo, Hood College (1991)
  • International Educational Consortium, Indian Literature lecture, St. Louis (1992)
  • Literature Symposium, Texas Christian University (1993)
  • NEH Faculty Development Seminar, Hood College (1993)
  • Distinguished Speaker Series, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2005)
  • SCMLA, Dallas (2006)
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  • National Radio Interviews (6)
  • "Invented Societies" program of What's the Word, sponsored by the MLA and made available to National Public Radio stations (e.g., aired on 19 August 1998 on WBGO, 88.3 FM, NYC area).
  • "Build Your Own Utopia." Wisconsin Public Radio (“Conversations with Ben Meren,” aired on 3 July 2004).
  • “Build Your Own Utopia.” Wisconsin Public Radio (“Conversations with Ben Marens,” aired on 5 July 2005).
  • “History of Utopia.” “Open Space” with Christopher Lydon) aired on 23 January, 2007.
  • “American Indian Literatures” program for What’s the Word, sponsored by the MLA, recorded 5 Aug. 2008; forthcoming, 2010.
  • “Native Americans in the Heart of Texas.” (“Native America Calling”; Native Voice One; Native American Radio Service, aired on 24 May 2013).
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  • Also interviewed for national newspapers and magazines, e.g., Alana Samuels, “Virtual Loses Its Virtues,” LA Times, 22 Feb. 2007, and Jim O’Brien, “Hail Mary, USA,” GQ Magazine, July 2007.
Courses Taught
  • (For sample syllabi see: www.uta.edu/english/roemer)
  • University of Pennsylvania (1970)
  • History of Southern Civilization (Teaching Assistant)
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  • University of Texas at Arlington (1971- )
  • See "Professional Specialties" and "Descriptions of Courses." The courses include four undergraduate and three graduate period courses in American literature and culture; the history of American literature; eight courses in Native American literature; three courses in utopian literature; an Inventive Modeling autobiographical writing course; introd. to textual interpretation; freshman composition; and various author and special topics undergraduate and graduate courses (e.g., "Celebrating Identity Formation," "Gossip to Myth," "Ceremonial Sisters" [Silko, Erdrich, Le Guin], "Reconstructive Encounters: Native American and Euro-American 'Classics,' "Crossover Transformations: Comparing Native Poetic Voices" [Whitman & Dickinson with Native American poetry]) ). Summer AP Institute for High School Teachers: participating faculty member, 1997,1999.
  • Also direction of Honors undergraduate theses (Morgan-Aston, Hulsman Landrum, Tedder, Williams, Earnest, Wolfgang) and student graduate committees (theses and dissertations). Committees directed in past five years: Ph. D.: Barclay, Baxter, Brittain, Martinez, Montrgomery, Rozzell, Ruff, Warejcka, Wilson; M.A.: Beauchesne, Feitosa, Kinkaid, Mallory, McCormack, Surrantino. I am also serving on approximately 10 other committees, including doctoral committees in English, History, and Anthropology. I served on one Ph. D. Committee at the National University of Galway, Ireland, and currently serve on one at Brown University.
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  • Shimane (National) University, Matsue, Japan (1982-83)
  • Basic English Conversation, Phonetics, Advanced Composition, American Literature Surveys, American Indian Literatures (the first course of this type taught in Japan), Faculty Seminars on English and Orientation to American Universities.
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  • International Christian University, Mitaka, (1988)
  • Am. Culture II: America as Utopia
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  • European Forum Alpbach, Austria (Summer 2008)
  • Reality Through the Utopian Looking Glass
University / Community Service
  • Department of English Committees
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  • American Literature (1971 - ; chair, 1977, chair, 1988 - 2000), Freshman Composition (1972-82, 1991-92), Self-Study (1973), Tenure and Promotion (1973-74, chair, 1985-86, chair, 1988-89, chair, 1991-92, chair, 1993-94, chair,1994-95; 1999-00; 2002-2003, chair, 2003-04; 2005-06, 2006-07, 2009-2011), Committee on Graduate Studies (1976 - ; chair: 1977-78, chair, 1989-90, 1996-97), Search Committees (Rhetoric / Composition, 1982, American Literature, chair: 1987-89, 1993-94, Post-Doctoral Fellows, 1985-86, Rhetoric Director, 1990-91, Freshman Director, 1991-92, Three Faculty Positions, 1993-94, Rhetoric, 1998-99; American Literature, 2002-03; History of Rhetoric, 2003-04, Chair; Undergraduate Advisor, 2004; Two Rhetoric positions [interviewing], 2005-06, Target of Opportunity, 2006-07, Latino/a Literature, 2007-07), Hearing (chair, 1983-84), Chair's Advisory (1984-85, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1997-99, 2005-06, 2006-07), Katherine Anne Porter/Hermann Lecture Series (1983 - , chair, 1985-86, 1995-96), Curriculum (1984-87, 1991-92, 1996-98, 2001-02, 2006-07), Travel (1985-86, 1991-92, 1993-95), Sophomore Courses Committee (1987-88, 1994-95, chair, 2004-05; chair, 2005-06, ), CACTIP Readings Revision Committee (1988-89), Research Committee (1988-89, 1994-95, 1998- 2004, 2004-05, Chair, 2006-07), Shakespeare Scholarship Committee (1988-89), Chair Review (1989), GTA Committee (1989, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1999-2000; 2002-2004) ; Ad Hoc Ph.D. Proposal Committee, Co-Chair (Spring 1997), Departmental Program Review Committee, Chair (2001-2002); Post-Tenure Review Committee (2003-04, 2008-10), SACS Review Committee, Chair, 2006-07); Target of Opportunity Search Committee (2006-07); US Latino/a Culture Search Committee (2007-08); Sophomore Committee, Chair (2007- ); Departmental Program Review, Chair (2008-09); Distance Education Search Committee (2009); Doctoral Writing Committee (2011-2012)
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  • Interdepartmental / College / University Committees
  • Advisory Board, Faculty Development Resource Center (1973-84), Undergraduate Assembly (1973-82, 1990), Search for Art Historian Chair (1973), Piper Teaching Award (1975, 1984), Fulbright (1975, 1984), Fulbright Advisor for Graduate Students (1985-87), Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines (chair, 1975), Administrative Council (1975-77), Tri-Institutional Humanities (1975-80), Graduate Assembly Program Policy (1975-82), Graduate Studies Committee for the Humanities (1976 - 1993, chair, 1980-82), Scholarly Publications (chair, 1977), International Student (1977), University Hearing Panel (1978-82, chair, 1979), Undergraduate Honors Program (1979 - 82), Department of Philosophy Tenure and Promotion (1979-82), University Long Range Planning (1983-85), Minority Cultures Collection / MultiCultural Collection Committee (1984 - 2003, chair: 1995-2003 [successful mural contest, 2000] ), University Self-Study Principal Committee on Faculty (chair, 1984-86), College of Liberal Arts Tenure and Promotion (1984-86, 1994-95, chair, 1995-96, 1999-01, chair, 2000-01), Faculty Senate (1986-87, Equity and Post-Tenure Review Committees, 1996-97, Student Services Committee and Nominating Committee 1997-98), Graduate Studies Committee for Interdisciplinary Studies (1987-, Chair, 2001-2008 ), Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society (1987- 90), Nominating Committee, 1989), Editorial Board of Search (UTA research magazine, 1987-88), Ad-hoc Education Promotion Committee (1988), Advisory Board, Women and Minorities Research and Resource Center (1988-90), Liberal Arts FDL and Research Enhancement Committee (1989-90, 1990-91, 2004-2005, 2005-06, 2006-07), Chancellor's Teaching Award Committee (1989 - , chair, 1990); Center Fellow, Center for SW Studies (1991- ; Executive Committee, 1998-99, 2001-02, 2005-07), Liberal Arts Dean Search Committee (1993-94, 2001-02), Multicultural Grant Team (AACU Grant, 1995-96); Distinguished Lecture Series Program (1996 - 98); Consultant/Faculty, UTA Summer Advanced Placement Institute (1997); Faculty Advisor, Native American Students Assn., 1995 - ); Faculty Advisor, American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) UTA Chapter (1997 - ); Morris K. Udall Scholarship Faculty Contact (1997 - 99 ); College Interim Dean Committee (1998); Library Faculty Award Committee (1998); University Teaching Awards Committee for the Academy of Distinguished Teachers (1999 - 2004), Center for Mexican American Studies Search Committee, (2000-01), Faculty Service Learning Advisory Committee (2001- 2006), Four Search Committees for the Communications Department ( 2004-05), Student Organizations Advisor’s Awards Committee (2004-2007 ), Academy of Distinguished Scholars Committee (reviewing research awards, 2006-), Interdisciplinary Studies Search Committee (two positions (2006-07, 2007-08), University Hearing Committee (2007 - ), College Teaching Awards Committee (2008 - ), College T&P Committee (2009-2010), Linguistics T&P Committee (2010-11)
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  • Community & UT Arlington Presentations (approx. 165) & Service
  • For example: Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Public Library "Arts & Letters Live" series introduction of Sherman Alexie, (2001) and three lectures (co-sponsored by the Dallas Writers’ Garret) on Louise Erdrich (2008), one in 2009 (Sacred in the Mundane); Liberal Arts Commencement Addresses (Summer 1998, Spring 2005); presentation for the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee (2005); UTA’s “Focus on Faculty Lecture “Finding the Sacred in the Mundane,” (2004); UTA’s OneBook Conversatins’s lecture “Making Connections: Identity Formation from the Academic to the Personal,” (2008), “Sustainability in a Cement Boat: The Whithawk Experiment” (2010); UTA Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony Speech (2011); and approximately 125 lectures on utopian literature, American Indian literature, and the Japanese educational system to area schools, churches, and universities (e.g., in-service AISD, regional in-service classes, Jefferson Unitarian Church, elementary classes, SMU, TCU, UTD, Northwood U) and organizations (e.g., WordSpace PoetTalk, and Indian / Indian Program [Dallas], UTA Lecture Series, UTA Literary Gala, Texas Am. Indian Sesquicentennial Assn., Dist. 7 of the Texas Library Assn., YMCA, Wesley Foundation, Boy Scouts, Bethesda Gardens Assisted Living, Borders Books, Paperbacks Plus, Barnes & Noble, THUNDER Alliance student orientation (a sate-wide American Indian educational organization).
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  • Co-director of University Catholic Community Folk Mass Choir (1979 - 86); Choir member, St. Rita's Catholic Church, 1986- ; Gospel Choir, 1998- )
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  • Performances: Arlington Civic Chorus (chorus, ensemble, solo, 1975-77), Creative Arts and Theater School Guild (lead roles in Egad What a Cad, 1984; Happily Ever, 1982, 1988; The Bridge is Out, 1989; The Night They Killed Vaudeville II, 1997), Arlington Opera Assn. (a principal role in The Mikado, 1986), A UTA Readers' Theater Performance of Moby-Dick (1991)
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  • Community organizations: Dallas Harvard Club (1984 - ; student interviews, 1987- ), Marriage Encounter Team (1981 - 84 ), Creative Arts Theater and School Board of Directors (1985-86; Chair, Personnel Committee 1989-93; Chair, Public Relations, 1993-94; Vice President for Grants, 1994-95, Vice President for Education, 1996-2000) ; THUNDER Alliance member, 1997 - , Honorary Advisory Council Member 2001 -); Advisor for WordSpace (Dallas literary organization), 2002 - 2006.
Selected Biographical Sources
  • Marquois Who's Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education , Directory of American Scholars, Contemporary Authors, Directory of International Biography, The Futurists, The Future: A Guide to Information Sources, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, International Authors and Writers Who's Who , The Futures Directory, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers.
Alphabetical List of Refereneces in Dossier (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • Sacvan Bercovitch, Charles E. Carswell Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University
  • Hennig Cohen, former John Welch Centennial Professor of History and English and former Editor of American Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania (dissertation supervisor)
  • Mary Lynn Crow, Professor of Education, former Director, Faculty Development Resource Center, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Clayton L. Eichelberger, Emeritus Professor of English and former Editor of American Literary Realism, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Emory D. Estes, Professor of English and former Chair, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Daniel Hirshfield, former Instructor of History, Harvard University
  • Murray G. Murphey, Professor of American Civilization and former Chair and Editor of American Quarterly, University of Pennsylvania
  • Glenn Negley, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Duke University
  • Bob. F. Perkins, former Dean of the Graduate School, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Terry Wilson, Emeritus Professor and former Chair, Native American Studies, University of California, Berkeley
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