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Caroline Woidat

Associate Professor

of English

Welles 228A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5271
woidat@geneseo.edu

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

Faculty Information

Education

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

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "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 2014 Classes

ENGL 439:
American Ways II:

    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 for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.
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