My research focuses on American literature from the Civil War to the present, particularly the Beat Generation writers, including Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder. I have written books and articles on these writers, and their work continues to influence people around the world. I hope to share with you an appreciation of the ways American culture is expressed in literature, music, and art. In my classes you will have plenty of opportunities to write, speak, and perform. Learning about literature and culture provides you with adventurous occasions to learn and grow.
Ph.D. English (Emphasis in 20th Century American Literature); December 1994; University of South Carolina
M.A. English (British and American Literature, Linguistics); May 1990; James Madison University
B.A. English; May 1983; James Madison University
研究分野 Research Field
American Literature from the Civil War to the Present; Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation writers
The Beats: A Literary Reference. Carroll & Graf, 2003. A guide for understanding, appreciating, and researching the Beat Generation writers.
The Beats: A Documentary Volume. (Dictionary of Literary Biography 237; reprinted as above)Gale Group, 2001.
Understanding Jack Kerouac. University of South Carolina Press, 2000. A critical study of the works of Jack Kerouac that draws on historical and biographical analysis.
主要論文 Major Publications
"Sherman Alexie." Contemporary American Poets. Ed. John Cusatis. Gayle Research, 2013.
"Jack Kerouac On the Road to Hollywood." The Beat Scene 69 (Winter 2012).
"Ginsberg, Allen." Oxford Bibliographies in "American Literature." Ed. Alexis Richard.
Oxford University Press, 24 July 2012. http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/
"Revisions of Kerouac: The Long, Strange Trip of the On the Road Typescripts." What's Your Road, Man?: Critical Essays on Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Ed. Hilary Holladay and Robert Holton. Southern Illinois University Press, 2008.
"The Beat Generation Protest against the Age of Conformity." The Long Civil Rights Movement, 1945 - 1973. Ed. Zoe Trodd and Brian Johnson. Manly, Inc. History of American Conflict Series, 2007.
所属学会 Academic Associations
Beat Studies Association
専攻英語I会話 (I Oral Communication for English Majors)
専攻英語II会話 (II Oral Communication for English Majors)
専攻英語III (III Oral Communication for English Majors)
専攻英語II作文 (II Composition for English Majors)
現代の思想と文化 (Culture and Modern Thought)
Advanced Writing 2