1. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  2. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  3. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  4. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  5. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
Department of English Graduate Programs
Dawn Trouard

Dawn Trouard, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in English from Rice University (1981)
  • M.A. in English from Texas A&M University (1975)
  • B.A. in English from Texas A&M University (1974)

Selected Publications


  • Conversations with Anne Beattie (edited, with introduction and interview). Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2006.
  • Reading Faulkner's Sanctuary. (co-authored with Edwin Arnold). Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1996.
  • Eudora Welty: Eye of the Storyteller. (edited, with introduction). Kent: Kent State UP, 1989.


  • “The Promiscuous Joy of Eudora Welty: Missing Bowen in Mississippi." “Transatlantic Exchanges: The American South in Europe – Europe in the American South.” Ed. Richard Gray and Waldemar Zacherarasieswicz. Vienna: Austiran Academy of Sciences P, 2007. 257-76.
  • “From Texas with Love: Welty’s Collateral Snopeses.” The Enduring Legacy of Old Southwest Humor. Ed. Ed Piacentino. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2005. 86-101.
  • “Burying Below Sea Level: The Erotics of Sex and Death in The Optimist’s Daughter.” Mississippi Quarterly 56.2 (2003): 231-50.

Book Reviews

  • "Southern Women Writers, Racism, and Racists." Rev. of Sites of Southern Memory by Darlene O'Dell and Willa Cather's Southern Connections, by Ann Romines (ed.). Southern Literary Journal 36.3 (2004): 176-78.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • “Seeing Cather and Welty through Vermeer’s Squared Windows: Preliminaries.” Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Williamsburg, VA. Mar. 2008.
  • “The Best Time They Never Had: Faulkner’s Bored Women.” Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Sexualties. Oxford, MS. July, 2007.
  • “Bent Gender/Bent Genre: Sex and the Excesses of If I Forget Thee, Jerusalem.” Southern Studies Forum 2005: Poverty and Progress in the South. Roosevelt Study Center, Middleburg, The Netherlands. Sept. 2005.
  • "’Remembering How to Seem’: Teaching the Dead." 18th Annual Holloway Lecture. McDaniel College. Westminister, MD. Nov. 2003.


No courses found for Spring 2018.

No courses found for Fall 2017.

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19199 LIT6276 Teaching College Literature Face2Face Tu 7:30PM - 10:15PM Not Online
LIT6276.0M01: Teaching College Literature

PR: Graduate Standing

After exploring the historical literary and professional debates, we will investigate some pedagogical theories and identify practical techniques for teaching literature in the college classroom. Some questions will govern our explorations: What roles do authority and integrity play when teaching literature? How do we prepare to teach a literary work? What should happen as we teach?

The course is anchored by the anxieties Elaine Showalter takes up in Teaching Literature. Beyond the selected literary specimens, students will read extensively in works by critics and practitioners like Barzun, Graff, Hall, hooks, Kolodny, Lauter, Scholes, and many others.

There will be an opportunity to develop and test a lesson plan, problematize interpretation, debate grading practices, examine the trauma of syllabi development, and survive student insurrection.

No courses found for Fall 2016.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: May 25, 2011

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