1. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  2. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  3. The Night We Set the Dead Kid on Fire by Ephraim
  4. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  5. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  6. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  7. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard
  8. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  9. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  10. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  11. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  12. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  13. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  14. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  15. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  16. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  17. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  18. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  19. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  20. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  21. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  22. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  23. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  24. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  25. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  26. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  27. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  28. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  29. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  30. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
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.


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11579 AML4261 Literature of the South Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
19419 LIT3383 Women in Literature Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81310 AML4300 Major American Authors Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
AML4300.0001: Major American Authors

PR: Successful completion of ENG 3014 with a C or better; Credits: 3 hours. This course fulfills the Gordon Rule.*

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
William Faulkner is America’s most acclaimed modernist writer. Our focus will be on the major works how his own inexhaustible “little postage stamp of native soil,” mythic Yoknapatawpha County, arrested motion. A native Mississippian, Faulkner’s fictional world charts and probes the turmoil of race, class, and gender politics of 20th century America. For Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
91281 LIT3202 Death and Dying Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
LIT 3202.0001: Death and Dying
PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102.
This course will approach death through a variety of literary genres - fiction, drama, memoir, and non-fiction. The readings were chosen to provide as broad a sampling as a finite semester can bear: murder, suicide, AIDS, stroke, profound illness will be our subjects along with the responses that death provokes - grief, denial, mystification, regret, and compassion. Throughout the term, Dr. Nuland's How We Die will provide a medical point of reference for such deaths; and Mary Roach's outrageous Stiff will help us dispose of the bodies.
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61181 AML3041 American Literature Ⅱ Web C Web Not Online
AML3041.CW61: American Literature II

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

This survey course will introduce students to the major themes, authors, and ideas of American literature. Students will learn what makes literature American and how the diversity of Americans affects literature. The course also has a special emphasis on environment and nature. To gain an appreciation of the scope of the literature and to learn to analyze the texts, we will read a variety of authors from the mi-1800s to the present such as James, Chopin, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hurston, Cummings, Williams, Ginsberg, Plath, Brooks, Walker, and many others. Students will also increase their skills in critical thinking and in written communication through a variety writing assignments.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19161 AML4261 Literature of the South Web Web Not Online
AML4261.0W61: Literature of the South

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102 and ENG 3014

This class is a survey of fiction and nonfiction by Southern writers from the 1600’s to the present. We look at the major themes, genres, and writers of literature about the American South. Themes include concepts of South as Eden, a paradise lost, a place of tribal law, and a place where race and gender became defining categories. We investigate origins of stereotypes, the ways in which Southern culture influences the definition of what is an American, and the relationship of humans with nature. We define aspects of the “Southern hero.” Readings include an anthology, The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology, a novel, The Awakening, and four films including Gone With the Wind. Exams, quizzes, paper, online discussion posts. 3 cr. PR ENC 1102
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.
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81421 AML4300 Major American Authors Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
AML4300.0001: Major American Authors

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENG 3014

A comprehensive study of selected major American literary figures.
90822 LIT3394 Literature of Aids Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
LIT3394.0001: Literature of AIDS

PR: Grade of C (2.0) or better required in ENC 1102

To familiarize students with the new genre of literature that has arisen related to AIDS. Essays, short stories, plays, poetry, diaries, and novels will be covered.

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: May 25, 2011

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