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

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
Spring 2015 Classes

ENGL 329:
AV:TransatlanticMigrtNarr-1800

    A critical study of a theme, movement, or special subject matter of some consequence in the cultural tradition of the United States. Representative offerings might include The Environmental Spirit, Wo
    men Writers and Social Reform, Film Heroes, The Puritan Legacy, and The Graphic Novel. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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ENGL 458:
Maj Author:Leslie Marmon Silko

    Comprehensive studies of the works of from one to three authors. (May be taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.

HUMN 221:
H/Western Humanities II

    A search for moral, social, and political alternatives and meaning embodied in the institutions, culture, and literature of Western Civilization from 1600 to the present. The course is factual as well
    as conceptual, including a narrative history of the period covered. Prerequisite: Humn 220.
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