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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Princeton University
M.A. Princeton University
B.A. Dartmouth College

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
1993 - Now Professor Siena College
1986 - 1993 Associate Professor Siena College
1980 - 1986 Assistant Professor Siena College
1979 - 1980 Lecturer Princeton University
1978 - 1979 Grad. Teaching Assistant Princeton University
1976 - 1977 Grad. Teaching Assistant Princeton University

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Review of Katherine Wells's Life on the Rocks: One Woman's Adventures in Petroglyph Preservation
    Southwestern American Literature
    2010
  • In Wildness is the Preservation of China: Henry Thoreau, Gao Xingjian, Jiang Rong
    Neohelicon
    2009
  • Review of Michael Burke's The Same River Twice: A Boatman's Journey Home
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: ISLE
    2007
  • Review of Robert King's Stepping Twice Into the River
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: ISLE
    2006
  • Review of Alison Hawthorne Deming, Writing the Sacred Into the Real
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: ISLE
    2002
  • Review of Rick Bass, Brown Dog of the Yaak, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Literature and Environment
    2001
  • Reading the Land, Telling the Story: Desert Landscapes and Narrative Form in Death Comes for the Archbishop and Ceremony
    Approaches to Narrative
    1999
  • Desert Landscapes and the 'Male Gaze': Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop
    Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter
    1998
  • Misogyny in the American Eden: Abbey, Cather, and Maclean
    in Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment
    1998
  • Review of Janice Emily Bowers, Fear Falls Away
    Southwestern American Literature
    1998
  • Review of Louise Westling, The Green Breast of the New World: Landscape, Gender, and American Fiction
    Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment: ISLE
    1998
  • Review of Cather Studies, Volume 3
    Southwestern American Literature
    1997
  • Addiction and the 'Other Self' in Three Late-Victorian Novels
    Beyond the Pleasure Dome: Writing and Addiction from the Romantics
    1994
  • Review of Ann Cvetkovich, Mixed Feelings: Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism
    Victorian Studies
    1994
  • Review of Jack Cady, The Sons of Noah and Other Stories,
    Journal of Men's Studies
    1994
  • Review of Susan Zwinger, Stalking the Ice Dragon: An Alaskan Journey
    Western American Literature
    1992
  • Community and Connectedness in Willa Cather's A Lost Lady
    Willa Cather: Family, Community, and History
    1990
  • Review of Michael Millgate, ed., The Life and Work of Thomas Hardy
    Journal of English and Germanic Philology
    1987
  • Review of Meriol Trevor, Newman's Journey
    Cord
    1983
  • The 'Looped Orbit' of the Mayor of Casterbridge
    Papers on Language and Literature
    1983

Presentations

  • Differing Shades of Green in Rick Bass's Montana
    2010
    AESS Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon
  • N/A
    2009
    University of Victoria, N/A, British Columbia
  • The Call of the Wild in Contemporary China: Jiang Rong's Wolf Totem
    2009
    ASLE, N/A, British Columbia
  • In the Footsteps of Emerson and Thoreau: John Burroughs in the Adirondacks, Maine, & Yosemite
    2008
    Sharp EyesV: Regional ASLE Conference, Poughkeepsie, New York
  • Mingling with the Sacred Ganges: Thoreau and Asia
    2008
    ASLE International Symposium: Bejing, Bejing, China
  • N/A
    2008
    Tsinghua University, Bejing, China
  • Making the Mountain Paradise: Rainier In Environmental Literature
    2007
    Western Literature Association, Tacoma, Washington
  • Walking the Southern Woods: Healing: Healing Journeys in Muir & Frazier
    2007
    ASLE, Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Feeling Clearcuts: Lost Magic, Ravaged Woods in Louise Erdrich & Rich Bass
    2006
    Western Literature Association, Boise, Idaho
  • Mount Katahdin: Alpha or Omega?
    2006
    ASLE Symposium: Maine in the Environmental Imagination, Farmington, Maine
  • It's Not the West Anymore: LA as 'Other ' in Momaday and Silko
    2005
    Western Literature Association, Los Angeles, California
  • Who Shot the Sheriff?: Policing the Wild in the American West
    2005
    ASLE, Eugene, Oregon
  • El Camino de Pamplona: The Road to the Sacred in The Sun Also Rises
    2004
    5th Literature & Belief Symposium, Provo, Utah
  • Over the Divide: Crossing from Culture to Nature in A River Runs Through It
    2004
    Western Literature Association, Big Sky, Montana
  • Teaching the Adirondacks: Northern Forest Issues in an Interdisciplinary College Course
    2004
    ASLE Symposium: Nature & Culture in the Northern Forest, Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
  • So Far From Home, So Far From God: Ana Castillo and the Chicana Search For Origins
    2003
    Western Literature Association, Houston, Texas
  • Cancer and the Western Refuge in Ehrlick, Williams, and Bass
    2001
    ASLE, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Sacred Waters, Threatened Waters: Montana Rivers in Maclean and Bass
    2001
    Western Literature Association, Omaha, Nebraska
  • Breaking Through: Healing and the Poisoned Land in Silko and Williams
    2000
    Mid-Atlantic American Culture/Popular Cultre Association, Albany, New York
  • Literature, Environment, and Community in Finland
    2000
    University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada
  • Londons of the Mind: Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Penelope Lively's City of the Mind
    2000
    European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), Helinski, Finland
  • N/A
    2000
    University of Nevada and Fullbright Center, Helinski, Finland
  • Seeking Refuge in the American West: Silko, Erdrich, and Williams
    2000
    Castleton State College, Castleton, Vermont
  • All Things Seemed to Converge There: Reading the Mesa in Cather and Silko
    1999
    Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado
  • Crossing Borders in the American West
    1999
    Center for North American Studies, Tampere, Finland
  • Constructing and Decontructing 'The Last Best Place': Dialectic Design in Abbey, Maclean, and Williams
    1997
    ASLE, Missoula, Montana
  • Desert Landscapes and the 'Male Gaze': Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop
    1997
    Western Literature Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • With Nature, or Against it?: Thoreau, Landscape, and Death Comes for the Archbishop
    1997
    University of Nebraska/Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Red Cloud, Nebraska
  • Ghosts of Hemingway: Misogyny in the American Eden
    1995
    Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Homecoming as Aggression and Regression: Hardy's Return of the Native
    1995
    University of Gergia, Athens, Georgia
  • N/A
    1995
    Laval University, Quebec, Canada
  • The English Connection: Cather and Hardy
    1995
    University of Nebraska/Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Quebec, Canada
  • 'Dam the Mythic West!': Paradise Drowned and Reimagined in Muir, Abbey, and McPhee
    1993
    Western Literature Association, Wichita, Kansas
  • Twighlight of the God: Late Cather and Wagner's Ring Cycle
    1993
    University of Nebraska/Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Hastings, Nebraska
  • 'Enoch Arden' and the Sensational 60's
    1992
    Victorian's Institute, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Rising to New Heights: The Mountain-top Experience in Muir, Cather, and Abbey
    1992
    Western Literature Association, Reno, Nevada
  • Addiction and the 'Other Self' in Three Late-Victorian Novels
    1991
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Great Britain
  • N/A
    1991
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Great Britain
  • The Mountain, The City, and the Quest: 'Tom Outland's Story' as the Symbolic Center of Willa Cather's The Professor's House
    1990
    University of Nebraska/Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Community and Connectedness in Willa Cather's A Lost Lady
    1988
    BYU/Willa Cather Pioneer Mem., Provo, Utah
  • Peace Studies and the Teaching of Literature
    1987
    COPRED, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Upgrading the Past: Revisions to Hardy's Autobiography
    1986
    Mid-Hudson MLA, Poughkeepsie, New York