Interests

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

Caroline Woidat

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

  • 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
Spring 2016 Classes

AMST 201:
U/Top-AmSt:Immigration Nation

    This course will be an interdisciplinary investigation of major influences on and developments in American culture. Each semester there will be a focus on one chronological period, but a variety of to
    pics will be covered. Such topics could include gender, religion, race, social movements and conditions, and artistic and literary developments. The course will emphasize student use and study of period writings and cultural materials; there will be guest lectures by faculty outside the departments of the instructors to enhance the interdisciplinary nature of the course. Offered once yearly
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ENGL 203:
Reader & Text:Marginal Spaces

    An introduction to the discipline of English through the study of particular topics, issues, genres, or authors. Subtitles of ?Reader and Text? help students develop a working vocabulary for analyzing
    texts and relating texts to contexts; understand the theoretical questions that inform all critical conversations about textual meaning and value; and participate competently, as writers, in the ongoing conversation about texts and theory that constitutes English as a field of study.
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ENGL 329:
AmVs:Women&19thC Social Reform

    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 twice for credit under different subtitles.) Prerequisite: ENGL 203. Offered every fall
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INTD 388:
Exp:Colonialism&Reconciliation

    INTD 388:
    Ex:NatveStr-Survival,1880-1920

      INTD 388:
      Exp:Indigenous Peoples-LatinAm