• Native American Literature
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Women's Studies

Caroline Woidat


of English

Welles 228A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Caroline Woidat has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1994.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Publications and Professional Activities

  • The Western Captive and Other Indian Stories. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2015.
  • "Captivity, Freedom, and the New World Convent: The Spiritual Autobiography of Marie de l'Incarnation Guyart." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 25.1 (2008): 1-22.
  • "The Truth Is on the Reservation: American Indians and Conspiracy Culture." The Journal of American Culture. 29.4 (December 2006): 454-467.
  • "The 'Indian Detour' in Willa Cather's Southwestern Novels." Twentieth-Century Literature 48.1 (Spring 2002): 22-49.
  • "Puritan Daughters and 'Wild' Indians: Elizabeth Oakes Smith's Narratives of Domestic Captivity." Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers 18.1 (Spring 2001): 21-34.
  • "Talking Back to Schoolteacher: Morrison's Confrontation with Hawthorne in Beloved." Modern Fiction Studies 39.3/4 (1993): 527-46. Reprinted in Reading Toni Morrison: Theoretical and Critical Approaches. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1997. 181-200.

    Awards and Honors

    • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008
Fall 2016 Classes

ENGL 439:
Amer Ways:Plotting Woman

    Advanced critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject in the U.S. cultural tradition - for example, Women Writers and 19th-Century Social Reform, Filming the 70s, and The Harlem Renaissance
    . (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203
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INTD 388:
Ex:Native American LifeWriting

    INTD 388:
    Ex:Metis Identity &Hist-Canada

      INTD 388:
      Exp:The Native American Novel